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.

Registration Is Now Open For the 2016 California Nursery Conference!


2016 California Nursery Conference
Watsonville, CA

Register to attend

Vendor Registration is CLOSED
Many thanks to following vendors for their support:



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ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
September 29, 2016
Ventura, CA
Spanish Session

ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
September 28, 2016
Ventura, CA
English Session

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...

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News and Announcements

Select ABC's workshops are now online!

UCNFA online presentations in both English and Spanish can now be accessed online at:


We hope you find value in these educational presentations and we look forward to offering more in the future! 


Open House Ratings Day
flower trials photoSeptember 27-28, 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.

summer newsletter 2016 cover photo
(Volume 20, Issue 2)
Newest edition!

Our Summer 2016 newsletter issue focuses on sanitation and is the first part of a multiple-part series on IPM.



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: October 20, 2016
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