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


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2015 Master Gardener

Training Class

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 1914 - 2014



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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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

  • A Lady Beetle and Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars

    Added August 29, 2014
    Lady beetle, aka ladybug, with its new

    What's this?   A lady beetle, aka ladybug, sharing stories with Gulf Fritillary caterpillars?   Well, not likely.   The lady beetle (family Coccinellidae) preys mainly on aphids--it can eat about 50 aphids a day or some 5000 aphids in its lifetime. But it will devour other soft-bodied insects, including mites, scales, mealybugs, leafhoppers, and butterfly eggs and larvae...

  • The Cactus Climber

    Added August 28, 2014
    Praying mantis, perfectly camouflaged, stops in the midpoint of his climb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    He's a survivor. His sisters and brothers didn't eat him when he emerged from the egg case. In fact, he probably ate some of his brothers and sisters. He has managed to elude his predators: bats, birds and spiders. Yes, our praying mantis is very much alive and quite well, thank you. It's early morning and the praying mantis is a lean green machine as he climbs a green cactus from his base...

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