UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance


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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.

The New ABC's of Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition Workshop

El Nuevo Taller de ABC's de Fertilizantes y Nutricion Vegetal

(Spanish and English Sessions Available)

Registration Now Open!

September 28, 2016
Ventura, CA
English Session

September 29, 2016
Ventura, CA
Spanish Session


2016 California Nursery Conference 
(Registration Open Soon)

Pests, Diseases, and Water Issues
October 25, 2016

ABC's of Plant Pathology Workshop

(Registration Open Soon)
San Diego, CA
Early Winter of 2016 


ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Carson Center, CA
August 22, 2016
(English Session)

ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Carson Center
August 23, 2016 
(Spanish Session)


ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop

June 30th, 2016
Ventura, CA
Spanish and English sessions

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...

A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Seconds Count When You're Photographing Butterflies
Posted 8/30/2016 - When you're capturing images of butterflies, seconds count. They're unpredictable. They move from fluttering to fleeting....

A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, attacks a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) And Along Came a Wasp...
Posted 8/29/2016 - So here's this cute little reddish/orangish caterpillar munching away on a passionflower vine. It's Sunday and he's having...

In 4-H animal science projects, youth learn about animals and their behavior, health and reproduction. Ojai 4-H member earns enough for new wheelchair by raising a sheep
Posted 8/29/2016 - Eleven-year-oild Demisu Evans of Ojai will get a new custom-made wheelchair after raising a sheep and selling it...

News and Announcements

Open House Ratings Day
flower trials photoSeptember 28-29, 2016
8 am- 12 pm

You will be able to walk through the fields and rate plants at the end of their second year in the ground, and chat with researchers about the trials and plant water use.

To join us on one of the days, register for the event online: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=18652.  
After registering, you will receive directions and other pertinent information. We value your input and hope to see you there!
To see pictures of previous events and some of our featured plants, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UCLPIT/.   Full reports of previous trials results can be viewed here: http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/Projects/plant-trials.

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

Page Last Updated: August 29, 2016
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