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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...

Facebook Live ART v2 Facebook Live: How to Select Plants at the Nursery
Posted 9/25/2018 - Missy Gable, Director of the UC Master Gardener Program and horticulturalist, is hosting a monthly Q&A Facebook Live series to answer gardening questions and give seasonal gardening tips. Join us on Facebook Live for the very first episode...

greehouse Growing Winter Tomatoes in a Greenhouse
Posted 9/24/2018 - Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Client's Request:  I've just set up a small garden greenhouse. It has a heater, warming mats, fans, etc. I'm thinking about growing tomatoes...

Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell in front of the state-of-the-art fruit grader. The equipment purchase was funded by the Citrus Research Board. Citrus Research Board relies on UC ANR scientists
Posted 9/20/2018 - The Citrus Research Board is celebrating 50 years of careful scientific study to improve the sustainability of the California citrus industry, worth more than $7 billion per year. They have no closer partner than University of California Agriculture and...

The River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, burned more than half of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center in July 2018. Californians must adapt their lives to fire
Posted 9/19/2018 - California is a place forged by fire, and its fierce fire-fighting policies are creating fuel-filled landscapes that will burn hotter and faster than ever, reported Lisa M. Krieger in the San Jose Mercury News. "Unless we change course, we'll never work...

Northern California Black Walnut, leaves and Nut 001[17260] Black Walnut
Posted 9/19/2018 -     Northern California Walnut Tree By Jutta Thoerner    UCCE Master Gardener   Juglans hindsii  Size of Tree: 30–60 feet Bloom description and season: April to May, green catkins Pruning needs:...

ficus wf parasitized by Encarsia Ficus Whitefly
Posted 9/19/2018 -     Ficus Whitefly In Downtown SLO - Part 2 Dr. David Headrick went back up in the bucket this week to retrieve the 6 cages he put in place on July 27. Here's what transpired…   I went back up in the bucket to cut and...

The USDA has trained dogs to detect huanglongbing disease in Florida. (Photo: USDA) Dogs enlisted to sniff out disease in citrus trees
Posted 9/18/2018 - The Citrus Research Board is arranging to bring specially trained dogs to the UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center to test their ability to sniff out the devastating citrus disease huanglongbing, reported Bob Rodriguez in the Fresno Bee. CRB...

Since the UC Master Gardener program's inception, more than 5 million hours of volunteer service have been donated. UC Master Gardener program arrives in Stanislaus County
Posted 9/17/2018 - UC Cooperative Extension in Stanislaus County is launching its first UC Master Gardener program to extend research-based gardening assistance and information to county residents, reported John Holland in the Modesto Bee. “Our goal is to encourage...

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