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2011 Programs/Presentations


2011


Risk Management Workshop for Greenhouse and Nursery Managers
May 10, 2011 Carpinteria
attendance 33

Photovoltaic Applications in Horticulture and Agriculture
May 16, 2011 UC Davis
attendance 28

Photovoltaic Applications in Horticulture and Agriculture
May 20, 2011 Vista/San Marcos
CANCELLED

Photovoltaic Applications in Horticulture and Agriculture
May 27, 2011 Salinas
CANCELLED

ABCs of Fertilizer and Irrigation Management in Spanish
June 23, 2011 Azusa
attendance43

Photos from the ABCs of Fertilizer Management

Pest Monitoring in Ornamental Plant Production (in English and Spanish)
July 5, 2011 San Marcos
attendance 27

Scouting and Spray Evaluation Workshop
August 23, 2011 Watsonville
attendance 40

Erosion and Pesticide Runoff Management in Nurseries
September 13, 2011 Ventura
Attendance 68

California Nursery Conference
October 6, 2011 Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga)
attendance 89

Effective Use of Pesticides in Ornamental Plant Production
(English and Spanish)
October 18, 2011 San Marcos
attendance 26

 

 

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UC Delivers: Sudden Oak Death Outreach Survey
Sudden Oak Death (SOD) is a plant disease caused by Phytophthora ramorum, which was likely introduced to California through the shipment of infected nursery plants. The disease first appeared in the mid-1990s in coastal California, and caused extensive tree die-offs in 1999 and 2000. An estimated 1 million tanoak and oak trees in California have died from SOD, with another 1 million currently infected in an area stretching from Monterey to Humboldt counties. In addition to the oaks, another 100 plant species and varieties are susceptible to the pathogen. Most of these species suffer only minor damage, but they can be important to the spread of the disease. Since its discovery, SOD has generated a need for timely distribution of accurate information. UCCE has been involved with outreach efforts from the start, including cooperating with the California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF). However, neither group formally evaluated the effectiveness of their outreach tools and materials. As SOD continues to be an important natural resource issue in California, these efforts needed to be assessed in order to better direct resources toward areas and groups of highest priority.

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