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California Nursery Conference
Registration is open!
Courtyard Irvine Spectrum
7955 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Thursday July 27, 2017
Take a look at the Program
Register and pay $125 fee before July 10 and save $25!
On July 10, fee increases to $150.
To participate as an exhibitor, contact Heather Palmer, (949) 429-9944
- Analyzing Production Systems and Marketing Environmental Features of Landscape Plants
- Marketing Environmental Features and Decision Management
- Irrigation and Nutrient Management
- Managing and Using Recycled Water
- Treating Captured Runoff for Reuse and Economics of Recycling Water
Visit trade show exhibitors throughout the day.
Continuing Education: Credits have been applied for from CCA, CDPR, ISA, CCNPro, Ventura County AILG, LA ILG, and San Diego Region ILG.
Fertilizer Management in Containers:
What to do after/during all the winter rains!
Don Merhaut, Extension Specialist for Nursery and Floriculture Crops, UC Riverside
There are a couple of housekeeping items that need to be addressed in early spring for container production, especially because of all of the rain that we have had in California. Since the rains have leached many water soluble nutrients from the containers, nutrient deficiencies in the initial flushes of vegetative growth that occur late this winter and early spring may not receive adequate nutrients.
To read the entire article, click on the link below to download it.
Fertilizer Management in Containers Merhaut
(Volume 20, Issue 3)
Our Fall 2016 newsletter issue focuses on scouting and is the second part of a multi-part series on IPM.
UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials
Spring Ratings Open House Event
For Landscape Horticulture Academics and Professionals
April 25 & 26, 2017
For more information, see the invitation below.
Invitation to Spring 2017
Full reports of previous trials results can be viewed here: http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/Projects/plant-trials.
Use of scouting as a pest management practice by California nurseries
Now available: Publication by Bill Matthews examining the economics of scouting. This study was a joint project with the Agricultural Issues Center and UCNFA, funded by a CDFA Specialty Crops Block Grant.
Select ABC's workshops are now online!
UCNFA online presentations in both English and Spanish can now be accessed online.
We hope you find value in these educational presentations and we look forward to offering more in the future!
Having an efficient irrigation system is key to managing water resources under drought conditions. Click on the link above to download this Excel worksheet developed by Loren Oki and Darren Haver of UC Cooperative Extension. This worksheet will calculate the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system when measurements of the water volume captured in catch cans is entered.
Online Tool for Best Management Practices for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations
Need continuing education credits for your license or job?
Find information at these links below:
DPR Continuing Education Info
CCA Continuing Education Info
LA Irrigated Lands Group Info
LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
SAVE THE DATE!
2017 California Nursery Conference
July 27, 2017
2018 California Nursery Conference
June 2018. Dates to be determined
To view programs in 2016 and before, go to the Program and Publications page
Any questions about upcoming or recent events?
Email Loren Oki firstname.lastname@example.org
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