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2015 Educational Programs
ABCs Plant Pathology Watsonville (English and Spanish)
February 27, 2015 Watsonville
Programs in Development
ABCs of Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition
TBD Orange County
ABCs of Plant Pathology
November 10 or 12
2016 Nursery/Floriculture Disease Symposium
News and Announcements
Irrigation Uniformity Worksheet
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.
Online Tool for Best Management Practices for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations
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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.
From the UC Blogosphere...
Non-lethal predator wildlife control helps keep livestock safe
Posted 11/25/2015 - Five guard dogs are part of the team protecting sheep at a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) research center in Mendocino County. The director of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) Kim Rodriguez is optimistic...
Passage of TPP would boost California ag exports to Asia
Posted 11/24/2015 - President Obama won support from Congress in October for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal that would boost California agricultural exports by billions of dollars, reported Ken Wayne of KTVU TV in San Francisco. A vote on...
The Unpredictable Monarchs
Posted 11/24/2015 - You never know what they will do. When you release newly emerged monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), some linger in the comfort of your hand. Some soar high into the sky. Some flutter to a nearby bush or tree. When we released two newly...