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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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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Last Edition   (Volume 22, Issue 2) .


Steve Tjosvold Launches New Blog

Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus

Steven (Steve) Tjosvold concluded a 38-year career with UC ANR on June 28 as environmental horticulture farm advisor in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The emphasis of Tjosvold’s program was floriculture and nursery production, but he also worked with the turf and landscape industries and provided leadership for Santa Cruz County’s Master Gardner program. He is internationally respected in the scientific community and lauded by nursery growers for his years of research and extension activities contributing to the knowledge of the biology and management of Phytophthora ramorum (sudden oak death). As an emeritus, Tjosvold launched a blog for UCNFA that will help to replace the loss of the newsletter due to retirements -UCNFA Newsletter 2018 Final Edition.        

Blog: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/NurseryFlower/

Suscribe: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/subscribe.cfm



NORS-DUC Field Day 2018               

12 September, Wednesday   8:30-12:30, with BBQ lunch provided

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA


Please RSVP to: Karen Suslow Karen.Suslow@dominican.edu by 15 August at which time I will provide the specific conference room location and map.  Please sign up early as we have limited space.

Thank you and we look forward to having you join us for our second Field Day at NORS.  No fee 

UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials

Fall 2018 Open House Rating Days              

18-19 September, Tuesday - Wednesday   8:00 am

UC Davis


Space is limited and you must register by filling out the survey located at: http://ucanr.edu/ratingsfall18. A reminder along with a map to the site will be sent by email the week before the event. Participation is voluntary, and is open to professionals, academics and UC Master Gardeners only at this time.

If you have any questions please contact skreid@ucanr.edu and copy jasisneroz@ucdavis.edu


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?


UCNFA  ucnfa@ucanr.edu   

We'll add it to our web site!


Upcoming Events: 


Fertilizers: Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure
September 25, 2018

English and Spanish sessions available 
Fresno, CA



California Nursery Conference & Grower Tour in conjunction with the USDA NC1186 and S-1065 Groups
June 19-20, 2018
Presentations posted
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...

Yes, we can see you. A crab spider on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Itsy Bitsy Spider
Posted 8/9/2018 - The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried...

A flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) perches on a bamboo stake in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Portrait of My Old Flame
Posted 8/8/2018 - Just call it "my old flame." Well, it's not mine, but it is a flame of sorts, a flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula...

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