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



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

  • Good News for the Bees!

    Added October 29, 2014
    Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Good news for the honey bees! And none too soon. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today (Oct. 29) in a press release that "more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production."  “The future of...

  • Anthony Cornel Knows Mosquitoes

    Added October 28, 2014
    Medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a snake in Brazil.

    Medical entomologist Anthony “Anton” Cornel knows his mosquitoes--and a few snakes, too. When he was doing research in Brazil in September, he draped a snake around his neck and posed for the camera. His favorite research subjects, though, are mosquitoes. Among them: The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, found throughout the tropics and subtropics and a  newly invasive...

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