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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?

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

(UCCE office is closed through January 4, 2015) 

Worms Are Defoliating My Redbud Tree

REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. 
(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


Large worms are eating the leaves of my redbud tree? It will soon be stripped.  What can I do?

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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

  • The Silence of the Cicadas

    Added March 3, 2015
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    If you've ever been around cicadas, you know how loud they can be. How loud are they? They are so loud--up to 120 decibels--that many tender-eared folks would like to cite them for "disturbing the peace." All the more reason to appreciate what Christian Nansen, agricultural entomologist at the University of California, Davis, and two of his colleagues just did. Nansen and Changquing Luo and...

  • The Wild Ones! Want to See Them in a Documentary?

    Added March 2, 2015
    A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    You've probably seen some of them in your garden, but have you seen them up close? Really close? Have you seen the male Valley carpenter bee, that green-eyed blond fondly nicknamed "the teddy bear bee?" (Well, it does have that fuzzy-wuzzy look, and it being a male, has no stinger.) The Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, and other species that are featured in the newly published book,...

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NOTE: CHECK THE SCHEDULE CAREFULLY FOR CLASS LOCATION.  GARDEN OF THE SUN IS CLOSED DURING JANUARY & FEBRUARY.  CLASSES ARE AT UC CENTER OR KEARNEY, AS NOTED ON THE SCHEDULE AND ON THE WEBSITE CALENDAR.  

 
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