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

 Have a gardening question?


Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Winter Citrus Pests

Citrus black scale

There are small dark bumps on the twigs and branches of my citrus. Or, there is white, fluffy stuff on the twigs and leaves. The leaves are turning yellow and falling off and twigs are dying back. Why?

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  • When Material Possessions Tear at the Very Fabric of Our Lives

    Added November 26, 2015
    Monarch butterfly spreading its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    When material possessions tear at the very fabric of our lives, it's time to re-weave and re-think. “Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more!” seems to be the mantra of the rich and famous and the faux rich and famous. From my perspective: It's better to watch a monarch caterpillar chew on milkweed leaves than to yearn for a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. Frankly, I wouldn't know a Jimmy Choo...

  • Thankful for Beneficials

    Added November 25, 2015
    Jumping spider

    Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends. The occasion is usually centered around a big meal followed by pumpkin pie, and hopefully some time to let each person share a list of what they are most grateful for that year. Here at UC IPM, we are adding beneficial insects to our “thankful” list! These helpful invertebrates (also called natural enemies) are often...

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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.


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

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