Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County


 You're Invited!

Spring Garden Tour 2015


Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Link to Purchase Tickets Online 


   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

 Have a gardening question?

Master Gardener assisting a client at the Gardening Helpline.

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?

>> Read Answer

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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

  • Learn How to Make an Insect Collection--Online and During UC Davis Picnic Day

    Added April 17, 2015
    If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    So, you want to make an insect collection? How do you begin? Where do you start? Distinguished Professor James R. Carey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology led a class on how to do just that several years ago.  Under his direction, UC Davis students crafted a playlist of 11 short videos on insect-collecting.  The project, considered the best-of-its-kind on the...

  • Get Ready for the 40-Foot-Long Black Widow Spider!

    Added April 16, 2015
    Figuring out the measurements are secretary Christine Melvin, member Hunter Bolt, president Marko Marrero, and member Sam Shook. (Photo by Alex Nguyen)

    In real life, the black widow spider is about 1.5 inches long. You'd never know that if you looked in the backyard of UC Davis entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey. The UC Davis Entomology Club, advised by Robert Kimsey, is building a 40-foot-long black widow spider for the UC Davis Picnic Day Parade on Saturday, April 18. Latrodectus hesperus has never looked so...well...huge! And so...

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