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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...