Biological Control in Ornamental Plant Production Symposium
January 18, 2012 San Marcos CA (includes presentations)
Insect ID, Scouting, Spray Evaluation, and Resistance Management
May 24, 2012 Monrovia Nursery, Woodlake CA (includes presentations)
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
Risk Management Workshop for Nursery and Greenhouse Managers (Watsonville)
June 26, 2012 Watsonville
ABCs of Horticulture (English Session)
July 25, 2012 San Marcos CfAHR
ABCs de la Horticultura (Sesión en Español)
July 26, 2012 San Marcos CfAHR
Nursery and Greenhouse Runoff Treatment Workshop
August 21, 2012 UC Davis
Farm Water Quality Planning and Evaluation of Management Practices
September 5, 2012 Carpinteria
Erosion and Pesticide Runoff Management in Nurseries
September 27, 2012 Watsonville
Nursery/Floriculture Disease Management Symposium
October 25, 2012 Watsonville
From the UC Blogosphere...
Help Identify this Plant... It's a Rosemary
Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Client's Request: Would you please help me to identify a plant which is a bush when fully grown, and blooms in small light-blue color flowers...
Vertebrate Pest Control Meetings Around the State
Licensed pest management professionals: The Vertebrate Pest Council is hosting a seminar series this year in conjunction with new partner Target Specialty Products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about wildlife management of a number of...
Compost Pile Not Heating Up?
Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener of Contra Costa County Client's Request: I'm trying to implement an ongoing compost pile to sustain my backyard vegetable garden. However, my compost pile isn't getting hot....
Crocosmia By Andrea Peck UCCE Master Gardener Common Name: Montbretia Latin Name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Size of Plant: This plant grows 2'-3' high and wide. Bloom Description: Bright...
California's four seasons are fire, flood, mud and drought
Farmers and ranchers are typically the first to feel droughts, a condition that seems to be impacting California on an increasing basis, reported Dustin Klemann on KSBY News on California's Central Coast. Klemann joined a UC Cooperative...
Can I keep garden soil that once had grubs in it?
Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyClient's Request: Can I keep and/or reuse garden soil that once had grubs in it? I've been picking them out of the soil when I find them and leaving...
Sauerkraut By Diane Galvan UCCE Master Food Preserver “I've noticed fermented foods like sauerkraut are popular. While I'm casually familiar with sauerkraut, what makes it ‘fermented', and is...
Kleptoparasites By Norman Smith UCCE Master Gardener I thought I might have a series of articles on the different types of parasitization. In the past, I have differentiated between parasites...