UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Administrative Committee

The people who bring you UCNFA

Photo of James A. Bethke James A. Bethke
Title: Farm Advisor - Emeritus
Specialty: Nurseries and Floriculture
Notes: For all Farm Advisor related questions please call my cell phone number at (951) 775-7172.
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 951-775-7172
Email: jabethke@ucanr.edu


Photo of Andre S Biscaro Andre S Biscaro
Title: Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Specialty: Irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: 805-645-1465
Fax: (805) 645-1474
Email: asbiscaro@ucdavis.edu


Photo of Dr Matthew Daugherty Dr Matthew Daugherty
Title: Associate CE Specialist and Entomologist
Specialty: Population biology, pest and disease management, quantitative ecology
100 Chapman Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-2246
Email: matt.daugherty@ucr.edu


Photo of Maria de la Fuente Ph. D. Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Specialty: Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Gardener Program Santa Clara.
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu


Photo of Dr A. James Downer Ph.D. Dr A. James Downer Ph.D.
Title: Advisor
Specialty: Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: (805) 645-1458
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: ajdowner@ucanr.edu


Photo of Richard Y Evans Richard Y Evans
Title: CE Environmental Horticulturist Emeritus
Specialty: Nursery crop production
Department of Plant Sciences, Mail Stop 2
One Shields Avenue
2051 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Email: ryevans@ucdavis.edu


Photo of Ben Faber , Ph.D. Ben Faber , Ph.D.
Title: Advisor
Specialty: Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: (805) 645-1462
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: bafaber@ucanr.edu


Ann King Filmer Ph.D.
Title: Communications
Specialty: 1) Communications; 2) Floriculture production, postharvest handling of ornamentals
Plant Sciences, UC Davis
1 Shields Ave, 1306 PES bldg
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 754-6788
Email: afilmer@ucdavis.edu


Dr Dave Fujino
Title: Director, California Center for Urban Horticulture; Co-Director, UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Dean's Office - CAES
One Shields Avenue
150 Mrak Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8571
Phone: (530) 754-7739
Fax: 5307526642
Email: dwfujino@ucdavis.edu


Photo of John N. Kabashima M.B.A., Ph.D. John N. Kabashima M.B.A., Ph.D.
Title: Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus
Specialty: Ornamental horticulture, nursery crops, pest management, exotic and invasive pests, water runoff, water quality
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Email: jnkabashima@ucanr.edu


Donald Joseph Merhaut P.h.D.
Title: Extension Specialist for Nursery and Floriculture Crops
Specialty: Plant Nutrition, Woody Ornamentals, Floriculture, Blueberry Production
4118 Batchelor Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0124
Phone: (951) 827-7003
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: donald.merhaut@ucr.edu


Julie P Newman , M.S.
Title: Emeritus
Specialty: Floriculture and nursery production in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: jpnewman@ucanr.edu


Lorence R. Oki Ph.D.
Title: Specialist in CE, Environmental Horticulture
Specialty: Irrigation and runoff management in urban landscapes and nurseries; effect of water quality (salinity) on plant growth; evaluating ornamental plants for use in landscape horticulture; introduction of plants for environmental horticulture. Additional unit assignment: Dept Human Ecology- Landscape Architecture Program, CoDirector UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Department of Plant Sciences, MS6
One Shields Avenue
1110 Env Hort
Davis, CA 95616-8587
Phone: (530) 754-4135
Fax: (530) 754-4883
Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu


Photo of Karrie Reid Karrie Reid
Title: Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Landscape Horticulture
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: 209-953-6109
Fax: 209-983-6108
Email: skreid@ucanr.edu


Photo of Maggie Reiter Maggie Reiter
Title: Turfgrass and Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Turfgrass management
Cooperative Extension Fresno County
550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 210-B
(559) 241-7515
Fresno, CA 93710
Email: mkreiter@ucanr.edu


Photo of Steven A. Tjosvold Steven A. Tjosvold
Title: Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus
Specialty: Environmental horticulture
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8013
Fax: (831) 763-8006
Email: satjosvold@ucanr.edu


Photo of Cheryl A. Wilen Ph.D. Cheryl A. Wilen Ph.D.
Title: San Diego County Interim Director and Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor. Also: IPM Extension Coordinator for Natural Resources; Interim County Director of San Diego
Specialty: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
Notes: cell: 949-338-1842

For Home Gardening Pest Questions contact your local UC Master Gardener In San Diego:(858) 822-6910; Los Angeles:(626) 586-1988 mglosangeleshelpline@ucdavis.edu; Orange: email the OC MGs using hotline@uccemg.com For other counties see http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu/California_Counties_MG_Websites/ for phone number or email.
9335 Hazard Way, Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7795
Fax: 858-822-7667
Email: cawilen@ucanr.edu

Webmaster Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu