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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...

cucumer beetle Cucumber Beetles
Posted 5/5/2016 -   Green Spotted Beetles-Not Ladybugs By Lee Oliphant  UCCE Master Gardener   I've begun seeing insects in my garden that look like little green ladybugs. They're eating flower petals and leaves. What can I do to get rid of them?...

Daily Life For Master Gardeners
Posted 5/5/2016 - Technology in the Garden: Dream or Disaster? By Andrea Peck   Most of us take a visit into the garden and want to leave our technology behind. There is nothing more disruptive than to be knee deep in worm-furrowed dirt, nails filthy, and hear the...

IMG 0651 Ongoing Citrus Thrips Insecticide Trials
Posted 5/4/2016 - Dr. Grafton-Cardwell's research at Lindcove Research and Extension Center continues to look at the best use of Delegate, Sivanto, Movento, Exirel, Sevin and a number of unregistered insecticides for citrus thrips control. Technicians Sara...

Beth Grafton-Cardwell. Citrus trees sprayed for Asian citrus psyllid in Highland
Posted 5/3/2016 - Backyard citrus trees in Highland, Calif., were sprayed with a pesticide to kill Asian citrus psyllids, reported Jim Steinberg in the San Bernardino Sun. The invasive pests pose a threat because they can carry huanglongbing disease, which is...

apricot1 Disappointing Apricot Crop? Veggies in the Orchard?
Posted 5/2/2016 - Advice From the Help Deskof the UC Master Gardener ProgramClient:  My relatively mature apricot tree has produced great crops in past years. However, this year it is producing a very light crop and on some branches none at all. It appears to be...

A guard dog protects sheep at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. (Photo: Robert J. Keiffer) Mendocino County no longer to contract with USDA Wildlife Services
Posted 4/27/2016 - Mendocino County supervisors decided to sever ties with the USDA's division of Wildlife Services, reported Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle. The decision was made after environmental groups said the agency was indiscriminately killing...

Janet Napolitano (left) and Glenda Humiston (with white sleeves) meet the staff at United Indian Health Services at Potawot Health Village. The facility serves 15,000 people in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. UC president Janet Napolitano and UC ANR vice president Glenda Humiston tour Humboldt
Posted 4/27/2016 - Janet Napolitano, who is on a two-day tour in Humboldt County, is the first UC president to visit the Northern California locale, reported Marc Vartabedian in the Eureka Times-Standard. Napolitano is joined by Glenda Humiston, vice president of UC...

coffee grounds Does This Perk You Up?
Posted 4/25/2016 - Advice from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyOne of the ongoing questions and discussions that shows up at “Ask a Master Gardener” tables and in the home garden press is “Are Coffee Ground O.K. for my...

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