Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners


Applications Now Being Accepted

2015 Master Gardener

Training Class

Information and Online Application




100th Anniversary

UC Cooperative Extension

 1914 - 2014



Snails and Slugs Abound


My Hosta and other tender perennial plants are getting eaten by something.  The leaves have big chewing marks and in some cases the whole plant is almost gone.  What is eating my plants?



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UCCE Master Gardeners have developed a home gardening guide, for you to use as a monthly journal.  A Gardener's Companion for the San Joaquin Valley is a beautiful and useful book that will grow more valuable to you as you enter notes about your own garden.

Copies are available or purchase at the UC Cooperative Extension office during regular business hours or at Garden of the Sun.

Local and State Gardening News

  • About Those Sleepovers...

    Added July 28, 2014
    Male longhorned bees jockeying for position on a guara stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    We're receiving lots of inquiries about sleepovers ever since we began posting images of male longhorned bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on our lavender. Boys' Night Out! While the females sleep in their underground nests, the males cluster on stems. No, they don't have pillow fights or nightcaps but they do wiggle around a lot until they get comfortable. Now the boys have moved from their...

  • Getting the Best Results with Yellowjacket Traps

    Added July 28, 2014
    Figure 1. The western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica

    With the onset of warm weather and outdoor eating, expect an increase in yellowjacket activity (Figure 1). Your local retail nursery and garden center probably carries yellowjacket lure traps, and it's important to know if they work and how to use them. University of California, Riverside entomologists recently tested yellow lure traps (Figure 2) in picnic areas in parks in Southern California...

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Summer Class Schedule

May ~ July, 2014

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Email the UCCE Master Gardener Program Manager if you have a question or need information about our county Master Gardener program. 

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