UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
University of California
UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Administrative Committee

The people who bring you UCNFA

Photo of Maria de la Fuente Ph. D. Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Specialty: Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Composter Program UCCE Santa Clara.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr A. James Downer Ph.D. Dr A. James Downer Ph.D.
Title: Environmental Horticulture/Plant Pathology Advisor
Specialty: Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: (805) 645-1458
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: ajdowner@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Ben Faber , Ph.D. Ben Faber , Ph.D.
Title: Advisor
Specialty: Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: (805) 645-1462
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: bafaber@ucanr.edu

 

Dr Dave Fujino
Title: Director, California Center for Urban Horticulture; Co-Director, UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Address:
Dean's Office - CAES
One Shields Avenue
150 Mrak Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8571
Phone: (530) 754-7739
Fax: 5307526642
Email: dwfujino@ucdavis.edu

 

Donald J. Merhaut P.h.D.
Title: Extension Specialist for Nursery and Floriculture Crops
Specialty: Plant Nutrition, Woody Ornamentals, Floriculture, Blueberry Production
Address:
4118 Batchelor Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0124
Phone: (951) 827-7003
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: donm@ucr.edu

 

Lorence R Oki Ph.D.
Title: Specialist in CE, Environmental Horticulture
Specialty: Irrigation and runoff management in urban landscapes and nurseries; effect of water quality (salinity) on plant growth; evaluating ornamental plants for use in landscape horticulture; introduction of plants for environmental horticulture. Additional unit
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences, MS6
One Shields Avenue
1110 Env Hort
Davis, CA 95616-8587
Phone: (530) 754-4135
Fax: (530) 754-4883
Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Karrie Reid Karrie Reid
Title: Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Landscape Horticulture/Water Conservation
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: 209-953-6109
Fax: 209-983-6108
Email: skreid@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Shannon Sayre Shannon Sayre
Title: Community Education Specialist
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-759-7352
Email: slsayre@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Gerardo Spinelli PhD Gerardo Spinelli PhD
Title: Production Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Nurseries and Floriculture
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 530-304-3738
Email: gspinelli@ucdavis.edu

 
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