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Serving the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products.

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

Newest Edition!   (Volume 22, Issue 1)

Our Winter 2018 newsletter issue focuses on Bee health and Neonicotinoid insecticides.


 UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials 


UC’s Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials invites members of the professional landscape, nursery, and horticultural industries to the Spring 2018 Open House Ratings Day. All new landscape plants undergo evaluation in plant trials before being introduced to the market.  At the University of California, these trials take on the additional aspect of screening for performance under several levels of reduced irrigation to judge their suitability for California’s new low-water landscapes, and to place them in water-use categories. (http://ucanr.edu/sites/WUCOLS/

You will be able to walk through the trials fields, rate a sample of all the cultivars in the field at the beginning of their second year in the ground, and chat with researchers about the trials and plant water use.

WHEN:    May 1 and May 2, 8am- 12pm (you may choose either Tuesday or Wednesday). 

WHERE: Old Davis Road, just off the UC Davis campus

To join us on one of the Open House days, you must register online as space is limited: http://ucanr.edu/spring2018uclpit.  After registering, you will receive directions and other pertinent information. We value your input and hope to see you there!

To see pictures of previous events and some of our featured plants, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UCLPIT/. For complete trials results visit California Center for Urban Horticulture’s website: https://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-field-trials.


Online Tool for Best Management Practices

for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations

This online tool allows growers/shippers to create a set of BMPs unique to their nursery based on county locations and the pests/pathogens under quarantine or of concern in those counties. 

Access Form


Any questions about upcoming or recent events?


Loren Oki lroki@ucdavis.edu                   

Leticia Macias lemacias@ucdavis.edu 

We'll add it to our web site!


Upcoming Events: 


California Nursery Conference & Grower Tour

This meeting will be held in conjunction with the USDA NC1186 and S-1065 Groups

Date: June 19-20, 2018 

Location: Elks Lodge, Watsonville Ca.


Pest Management Symposium
February 22, 2018
Presentations posted
Watsonville, CA

Fertilizers: Types, Use, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation
February 20, 2018
Presentation posted
Salinas, CA

Fertilizers: Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure
January 11, 2018
Presentation posted
Salinas, CA


To view programs in 2017 and before, go to the Program and Publications page

Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual

Nursery manual cover
Now available from the ANR catalog for $40.00 per copy

Access Catalog 



From the UC Blogosphere...

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Bohart Museum Picnic Day: Bugging Out
Posted 4/24/2018 - They came. They saw. They bugged out. Who wouldn't, when you get an opportunity to pet a rose-haired tarantula named...

UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno,  will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly. Matt Forister: Melissa Blue Butterfly and Colonization of Alfalfa
Posted 4/23/2018 - Want to learn more about the Melissa blue butterfly and its colonization of alfalfa? UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn...

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