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Serving the educational needs of the California agricultural industries that produce greenhouse crops and outdoor nursery products.

News and Announcements

Managing Substrates for Greenhouse and Nursery Crops

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Ask the Advisor Online Panel Discussion
March 20, 2024
10:00-11:00 am

Join us for a panel Q & A discussion where Drs. Loren Oki, Don Merhaut, Bruno Pitton, Emma Volk, and others will offer tips and respond to your questions about:

  • New and existing substrates
  • How water interacts in containers
  • Any of your substrate questions!

There is no cost, but registration is required.  The Zoom link will be sent after registration.

More Information and Registration Coming Soon


 

Managing Controlled Environments on Greenhouse Crops

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Ask the Advisor Online Panel Discussion
February 21, 2024
10:00-11:00 am

Join us for a panel Q & A discussion where Drs. Gerry Spinelli, Shamim Ahamed, Don Merhaut, Bruno Pitton, Mr. Grant Johnson and others will offer tips and respond to your questions about the management of the environment in greenhouses for plant production. There is no cost, but registration is required.  The Zoom link will be sent after registration.

More Information and Registration


FREE UCNFA-led Irrigation
 
Technical Training

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The University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance is offering a FREE one-day training course in irrigation best management practices (BMP) for employees who manage irrigation! Our comprehensive training is offered in either English or Spanish and is geared towards improving irrigation efficiency, reducing water consumption, and ultimately improving plant health

Location: We come to you! 
Cost: Free!

For more information, email: nlevy@ucanr.edu

 

Disease diagnostics program for growers

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The Greenhouse and Nursery Pathology Lab at UC Davis lead by Johanna Del Castillo, is continuing the diagnostics service for ornamental plants at no cost for growers.  

To send samples, follow the guidelines for sample submission and complete the plant disease form.

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Samples can be delivered to:

Johanna Del Castillo
Hutchison Hall, room 252
University of California, Davis 95818

New ABC's videos!
Nuevo videos de ABC-s!

New Videos from the ABC's of Plant Pathology in Greenhouse and Nursery series of online workshops are now on YouTube.
 
Nuevo videos de ABC-s de Fitopatología en Viveros e Invernaderos serie de webinarios está en YouTube.
 
English
 
Español
 
New Videos from the ABC's of Pests in the Nursery  & Greenhouse series of online workshops are now on YouTube.
 
Nuevo videos de ABC-s de Plagas de Viveros e Invernaderos serie de webinarios está en YouTube.
 
English
 
Español
 

Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition in
Nursery Production Education Program

Fertilizer use in nurseries and plant nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrition videos in English and Spanish

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Presented by
Dr. Don Merhaut, University of California, Riverside
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Dr. Maria de la Fuente, University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County

GO TO THE VIDEO DESCRIPTIONS AND LINKS TO VIEW 


  

Online Tool for Best Management Practices

UCNFA BMP WEB

for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations

This online tool allows growers/shippers to create a set of BMPs unique to their nursery based on county locations and the pests/pathogens under quarantine or of concern in those counties. 

Access Form


 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

Managing Substrates for Greenhouse and Nursery Crops

Ask the Advisor Panel Discussion
March 20, 2024
10:00-11:00 am

More Information and Registration Coming Soon


Testing Your Substrates for Chemical and Nutritional Properties

Ask the Advisor Panel Discussion
June 26, 2024
10:00-11:00 am


Sanitation and Disease Management for Greenhouse and Nursery Crops

Ask the Advisor Panel Discussion
July 10, 2024
10:00-11:00 am


To previous programs, go to the Programs and Publications page

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Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual

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Now available from the ANR catalog $40.00 per copy

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UCNFA Newsletter

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Summer 2018 Newsletter
Last Edition   (Volume 22, Issue 2) 

Webmaster Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu