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2014 Educational Programs

ABCs of Horticulture (English Session)
March 19, 2014 San Marcos

ABCs de la Horticultura (Sesión en Español)
March 20, 2014 San Marcos

2014 Biological Control in Ornamental Plant Production Symposium
April 30, 2014 San Marcos
Trade Show Vendor Opportunity

Water Use Efficiency in the Face of California’s Drought
June 2014 San Marcos

Water Use Efficiency in the Face of California’s Drought
July 2014 Watsonville

ABCs of Fertilizers (English session)
August 28, 2014 San Marcos

ABCs de la Fertilizantes (Sesión en Español)
August 29, 2014 San Marcos

ABCs of Plant Pathology
TBD Watsonville

ABCs of Nursery/Greenhouse Pests
TBD Watsonville or Salinas

 

About UCNFA (formerly CORF)

Beginning in 2010, the University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance (UCNFA) will be the name for the organization formerly known as the California Ornamental Research Federation (CORF). This will reflect the outreach program's expanding focus to include all aspects of the California nursery and floriculture industry.

The University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance (UCNFA) aims to serve the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products.

Prior to 2008, the management of UCNFA was through the Kee Kitayama Research Foundation (www.kkrf.org) and the California Cut Flower Commission (www.ccfc.org). During 2008 this management was moved to the University of California.

News and Announcements

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug population found in Sacramento; first in CA outside LA County


New Online Tool for creating BMPs
Try it here 

Information on Bagrada Bug
Web page at the Center for Invasive Species Research http://cisr.ucr.edu/bagrada_bug.html

UC IPM publication on managing bagrada bug in nurseries: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PDF/PMG/bagradabug.pdf
 

The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture helps growers conserve irrigation water and manage water quality issues. View recent presentations from workshops and webinars: http://www.watereducationalliance.org/video.asp

 

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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