Pollination is crucial to the survival of much of our ecosystems and maintaining viable environments for them to thrive provides not only benefits personal outdoor space, but adds to the well being of the community at large.
This publication focuses on ways to make your garden and outdoor environment more attractive to pollinators by identifying pollinators and the plants and landscaping practices that appeal to them.
ANR Publication 8498 is free of charge and available as a downloadable PDF.
You can download this publication here.
This year's series to date will focus on:
- Growing Avocado on Different Spacing
- 2/4/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 2/5/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 2/6/14 - Fallbrook Public Utility District - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- High Density in the Field and Uniconazole
- 4/1/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 4/2/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 4/3/14 - In Fallbrook (location TBA) - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- Rootstock Selections
- 6/10/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 6/11/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 6/12/14 - Fallbrook Public Utility District - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- Vegetative, Flowering and Pruning Basics
- 8/5/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 8/6/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 8/7/14 - Fallbrook Public Utility District - 9:00 - 11:00 am
UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County:
669 County Square Dr., Ste. 100
Ventura, CA 93003
UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo:
2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Fallbrook Public Utility District:
990 E Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
For more information about the California Avocado Society click here.
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an option more agriculture land owners are exploring to enhance revenue and share some of the agricultural lifestyle to others.
There will be hand-on activities and experts will advise on business planning, regulatory compliance, risk management, hospitality and marketing. The course includes a copy of "Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California."
These courses are being offered by the County of Ventura UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County Farm Bureau, UC Small Farm Program, Oxnard Convention and Vistor's Bureau and others with support of the USDA.
Dates: December 3, 2013, January 14, 2014 and February 11, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (each session)
Location: Center for Non-Profit Leadership
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012
Cost: $50 for the 3-session course
Contact: Penny Leff, UC Small Farm Program, email@example.com, 530-752-7779
For more information, see the flyer here.
The event includes other agricultural professionals and UC experts that will provide updates on pests, research and compliance issues.
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Los Angeles County Arboetum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Registration at the door.
Contact: Jim Downer, 805-645-1458
Learn more about the Entomological Association of Southern California here.
The latest issue has recently been posted on our website and features articles on:
Caution on Free "Compost/Mulch." This article by UC San Diego Cooperative Extension advisor Dr. Gary Bender offers a warning to growers on accepting free or very inexpensive mulch or compost. Improper practices can turn a great deal into a breeding ground for pests and plant disease.
Oriental Fruit Fly Affects Green Waste Movement in Southern California. UC Ventura County Cooperative Extension advisor Dr. Ben Faber adds to the disussion on green waste and how the Oriental Fruit Fly, Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer, Asian Citrus Psyllid and other harmful pests can be spread through recycled green waste.
Olive Tree Phenology. UC Tulare County Cooperative Extension advisor Elizateth Fichtner and UC Riverside Professor Carol Lovatt report on the relationship of fruit load to vegetative growth and return bloom.
Training and Pruning of Cherimoya. A Santa Barbara County cherimoya grower provides some hands-on advice on handling these trees.
High Density Avocado Installation: Use a quick cost study to make a decision. Dr. Gary Bender follows up on a previous "Topics in Subtropics" article with some useful cost estimates for high density avocados.
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from Pesticides. Tunyalee Martin with the UC Statewide IPM Project summarizes California Department of Pesticide Regulation's online VOC information.