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


ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop
Registration Now Open!
June 30, 2016
Ventura, CA
Spanish and English sessions

ABCs of Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition Workshop
Summer and Fall, 2016 (specific dates to be determined)
San Diego, LA, and/or Ventura, CA
Spanish and English sessions

2016 California Nursery Conference
October 25, 2016
Watsonville, CA


ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop
March 15, 2016
Sacramento, CA
Spanish and English sessions

California Nursery Conference 
(presentations posted)
October 22, 2015
Irwindale, Los Angeles County

ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop
February 27, 2015
Watsonville, CA

Any questions about upcoming or recent events?
Email Paulina Jacobs Sanders pajsanders@ucdavis.edu 

We'll add it to our web site!

From the UC Blogosphere...

Daily Life For Master Gardeners
Posted 5/24/2016 - Shopper's Remorse By Andrea Peck   Mail order is all the rage right now. It's so simple; you order what you want and...

A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, stretches between two lavender stems as a honey bee moves in to gather nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Taking Possession of the Lavender
Posted 5/24/2016 - Possession is nine-tenths of the law. It also applies to bees foraging on lavender. A black-faced bumble bee (Bombus...

Coyote management is fraught with emotion, says a UC wildlife expert. Coyotes are becoming a political problem in SoCal
Posted 5/24/2016 - Viewed by some as cute wild animals and others as malicious killers, coyotes have become a political problem in...

News and Announcements

UCNFA Spring 2016 newsletter (PDF)
(Volume 20, Issue 1)
Newest edition!

Our Spring 2016 newsletter issue focuses on emerging horticultural technologies for growing plants in highly controlled environment.

Nursery manual cover
Now available from the ANR catalog for $40.00 per copy
UC Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual 

Irrigation Uniformity Worksheet
(Excel file will download)
Having an efficient irrigation system is key to managing water resources under drought conditions. Click on the link above to download this Excel worksheet developed by Loren Oki and Darren Haver of UC Cooperative Extension. This worksheet will calculate the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system when measurements of the water volume captured in catch cans is entered.

New light brown apple moth (LBAM) resources
from Steve Tjosvold and Neal Murray, UCCE Santa Cruz County
Field Identification Guide (PDF)
Scouting and Field Identification Video (13:10)

Online Tool for Best Management Practices for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations

Need continuing education credits for your license or job?
Find information at these links below:

DPR Continuing Education Info
CCA Continuing Education Info
LA Irrigated Lands Group Info
LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info

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