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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.



CEUs have been applied for: DPR, ISA, CCA & CCN Pro


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



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, 121 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA 95076

CEUs have been applied for: DPR, ISA, CCA & CCN Pro

Early registration is strongly encouraged early because seating is limited on both days and registration fees increase on June 1st

Participant Registration: Click Here

Sponsor/Vendor Opportunities Available: Click Here


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...

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, counting butterflies in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 26, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) What Effect Did the California Drought Have on Butterflies?
Posted 6/7/2018 - Remember the California drought of 2011 to 2015? What effect did that have on butterflies? Newly published research...

The Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) sign features floral and insect designs. It's located by the Mann Laboratory, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) This BOG in the Heart of UC Davis Is a Treasure
Posted 6/6/2018 - "A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases,...

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