Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners


Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.




A fun and free educational experience for children of all ages.

 Have a gardening question?


Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

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Spotted Spurge Control

Spotted spurge

A flat-growing, slow-spreading purplish weed with a lot of stems that exude a milky sap is still everywhere in my garden: lawn, flower beds, cracks in the driveway, etc..  Will it cover everything?  Will it eat Chicago?  How do I get rid of this monster?

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Local and State Gardening News

  • This 'B' Gets an 'A' for Good Grooming

    Added April 29, 2016
    A honey bee lands on the edge of a planter and proceeds to clean her tongue (proboscis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    This "B" gets an "A" for good grooming. We recently watched a honey bee land on the edge of a planter. "Hmm," we thought. "Why is she landing there? She should be foraging on the flowers in the pollinator garden." We soon found out. After positioning herself on the planter, she proceeded to clean her tongue. With her legs. That's what bees do. She was removing the pollen and other particles on...

  • Bloom treatments established in LREC olive block for alternate bearing research

    Added April 29, 2016
    Kurt Schmidt, LREC Superintendent, and Carol Lovatt, Professor of Plant Physiology, Emeritus, and Professor in the Graduate Division, discuss application of treatments at bloom.

    Dr. Carol Lovatt, Professor of Plant Physiology, Botany, and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, worked with Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare County Farm Advisor, to prepare a ‘Manzanillo'  olive block at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) for bloom treatments to be included in a study aimed at mitigation of alternate bearing in olive.   The LREC olive block has...

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