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Biological Control in Ornamental Plant Production Symposium
January 18, 2012 San Marcos CA (includes presentations)
attendance 69

Insect ID, Scouting, Spray Evaluation, and Resistance Management
May 24, 2012 Monrovia Nursery, Woodlake CA (includes presentations)
attendance 69

Effective Use of Pesticides to Produce Ornamental Plants While Protecting Water Quality
(1/2 day English, 1/2 day Spanish)
June 5, 2012 Ventura
attendance 40 English + 15 Spanish = 55 total

Risk Management Workshop for Nursery and Greenhouse Managers (Long Beach)
June 12, 2012 Long Beach
attendance 11

Risk Management Workshop for Nursery and Greenhouse Managers (Watsonville)
June 26, 2012 Watsonville
attendance 11

ABCs of Horticulture (English Session)
July 25, 2012 San Marcos CfAHR
attendance 22

ABCs de la Horticultura (Sesión en Español)
July 26, 2012 San Marcos CfAHR
attendance 25

Nursery and Greenhouse Runoff Treatment Workshop
August 21, 2012 UC Davis
attendance 55

Farm Water Quality Planning and Evaluation of Management Practices
September 5, 2012 Carpinteria
attendance 50

Erosion and Pesticide Runoff Management in Nurseries
September 27, 2012 Watsonville
attendance 31

Nursery/Floriculture Disease Management Symposium
October 25, 2012 Watsonville
attendance 96


From the UC Blogosphere...

Photo by Jet Kim on Unsplash Agroforestry and Climate Smart Agriculture
Authors: Alli Rowe, UCCE Ventura County and Niki Mazaroli, Strategy Research Science  There has been much buzz and renewed interest recently in planting trees as a tool to combat both the causes and impacts of climate change. But what role do...

3 line cockroach<br>about 1/4 Another Cockroach Moves Into the Neighborhood
Advice for Home Gardeners from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Home Gardener's Request: I found 2 of these little beetle like bugs about 1/4-inch long in our home. Are they cockroaches? I've seen them outside...

UCCE advisors Lenya Quinn-Davidson and Jeffrey Stackhouse at a prescribed burn in Humboldt County. Power outages may put too much emphasis on one cause of wildfire
While many California communities have been left without power, UC Cooperative Extension fire scientist Lenya Quinn-Davidson worries that last year's Camp Fire has put too much focus on utility companies as the cause of fires, reported Tara Law in...

Photo by Jacqueline Shubitowski Soil 101
    Soil 101  By Leonard Cicerello   UCCE Master Gardener   I have lousy soil, but I want to learn how to garden.  Deb, Los Osos   The UC Master Gardeners Advice to Grow By workshop this month will be...

Kurt Ellison, Gardens Activities Coordinator, explaining the ways the garden is adapted to meet the needs of gardeners of all ages. Tasks and garden locations are assigned a clearly marked number to help guide volunteers. Photo: Julia Van Soelen Kim UCCE Marin Offers Older Adult Residence Garden Tour
At first glance, the Robert Sinclair Scott Vegetable Garden, tucked up against the banks of the Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio creek in southern Marin County, looks like any tidy, well-maintained community garden. Inside the...

Sudden Oak Disease (SOD) Still Here
Advice for the Home Gardener from theHelp Desk of the UC Master Gardener Programof Contra Costa CountyGardener's Request:  We just moved into a 30-year-old house in the East Bay hills, and we expect to stay here a long time. We have numerous oaks...

Photo by Jutta Thoerner Wild Mock Orange
    Wild Mock Orange By Jutta Thoerner  UCCE Master Gardener     Philadelphus lewisii's Size of Shrub: 1-3 feet high, growth habit like a Lilac...

Photo By Andrea Peck Zebra Plant
    Zebra Plant By Andrea Peck  UCCE Master Gardener      Common Name of Plant: Zebra Plant   Scientific Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata   Planting Area: USDA Zone 11   Size: Up to...

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