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2015 Educational Programs

California Nursery Conference
October 22, 2015 Irwindale, Los Angeles County
Presentations posted


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
February, Watsonville



News and Announcements

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
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



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 ( and the California Cut Flower Commission ( During 2008 this management was moved to the University of California.

From the UC Blogosphere...

A coyote very near one of HREC's main pastures that holds lambs. (Photo: Robert J. Keiffer) 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...

Daniel Sumner is director of the UC ANR Agricultural Issues Center. (Photo: CAES) 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...

A male (left) and female monarch on a scarlet milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) 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...

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