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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...

Daily Life For Master Gardeners
Posted 5/24/2016 - Shopper's Remorse By Andrea Peck   Mail order is all the rage right now. It's so simple; you order what you want and it arrives on your doorstep contained in an oversized box and excess packaging. If you're really lucky you'll get bubble wrap....

Coyote management is fraught with emotion, says a UC wildlife expert. Coyotes are becoming a political problem in SoCal
Posted 5/24/2016 - Viewed by some as cute wild animals and others as malicious killers, coyotes have become a political problem in Southern California, reported Donna Littlejohn in the Daily Breeze. The reporter spoke with Robert Timm, UC Cooperative Extension...

Adult citricola scales with crawlers Citricola Scale Eggs are Hatching
Posted 5/24/2016 - Adult citricola scales are lining up on the twigs.  Their eggs are hatching this month and crawlers are moving about on the twigs and settling on the leaves.  Adults are hard to kill with insecticides and the eggs under their bodies are...

UC ANR nutrition expert Patricia Crawford counted the raisins in a cup of Raisin Bran to calculate the amount of added sugar. With the new labels, counting raisins won't be necessary. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) New nutrition fact label is a 'victory for consumers'
Posted 5/23/2016 - In two years time, the ubiquitous nutrition facts label found on packaged foods will differentiate between natural sugar and added sugar, reported Tara Duggan in the San Francisco Chronicle. "It's a victory for consumers. The impact is going to be...

Yellowing Lisbon Lemon Leaves<br>picture from client Yellowing Lemon Tree Leaves?
Posted 5/23/2016 - Advice from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Client:  I wondering if you could help identify the issue with some of the leaves on my Lisbon lemon tree? I typically water once a week and not again until it...

APHIS Removes Requirement for Trapping Light Brown Apple Moth at Plant Nurseries in Regulated Areas in California
Posted 5/22/2016 - APHIS Removes Requirement for Trapping Light Brown Apple Moth at Plant Nurseries in Regulated Areas in California 05/19/2016 FOR INFORMATION AND ACTIONDA-2016-28May 16, 2016 Subject: APHIS Removes the Requirement for Trapping for the...

S-FL-ORCH-FB Indoor Plants
Posted 5/21/2016 -     Indoor Plants By Jackie Woods   UCCE Master Gardener   While most of us gardeners are happily focusing on outdoor projects, why not entertain the idea of purchasing a few indoor plants that are both easy to care for as...

In extension, academics must communicate science effectively to the general public. 'Science' details an unconventional academic path
Posted 5/17/2016 - Throughout the United States, Cooperative Extension's 13,000 academics use new technologies to help solve problems faced by farmers, industries, natural resource managers and local communities, reported John Tibbetts in the AAAS publication...

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