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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance



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...

Soil Celebrate Healthy Soils Week, Dec. 6-10
Learn and celebrate Healthy Soils Week with the UC Master Gardener Program and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Dec. 6-10! Healthy Soils Week is full of resources, virtual activities, and at-home projects to check out. Soil...

Photo by Ardis Neilsen Saving On Plants
  Bargain Plants By Ardis Neilsen   UCCE Master Gardener   Five Ways to Save Money When Buying Plants Do you want to add new plants to your garden but be as cost efficient as possible?  Here are a few money-saving tips...

Photo by Deborah Pacheco Mandevilla
    Mandevilla By Deborah Light-Pacheco  UCCE Master Gardener   Common name of plant: Mandevilla   Planting area: Zones vary by species   Size: Depends on varietal, but can be between 12-20 feet long as a vine, or...

Photo by Deborah Pacheco Cyclamen
    Cyclamen By Leonard Cicerello  UCCE Master Gardener   Planting are a:  Zones vary by species. Size:  2” flowers are borne on 2” to 8” stems. Bloom season:  Bloom season depends on...

Unleash Generosity It's Giving Tuesday!
Today is #Giving Tuesday! The UC Master Gardener Program is once again participating in Giving Tuesday's 24-hour global giving challenge, a movement about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. Celebrated on the Tuesday after...

Deergrass coiled basket by the Yokut People, © California Baskets Celebrating California Gardens: Native Plants and How Native Californians Use Them
Back in January of this year, we outlined UC Master Gardener Program priorities for the upcoming year, focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Throughout the year, we have shared a four-part, Celebrating California Gardens blog series highlighting...

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While mums, pumpkins and apple spices usually signal the fall season has arrived, Halloween is right around the corner. Why not opt for some creepy or scary plants in your home or landscape? These creepy plants are sure to get you into the Halloween...

A display of bulbs blooming at different stages of growth. Bulbs shown are purple crocus, pink, yellow and purple hyacinth, yellow double ruffle daffodil and tulips. Photo: Lauren Snowden Plant fall bulbs now for spring blooms! A recipe for bulb lasagna
Fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. As the cooler temperatures start to arrive in many parts of the country, the last thing on many people's minds is planting flowers for spring color in the garden. But, now is the perfect time to plant...

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