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



Spotted Spurge Control

Spotted spurge

A flat-growing, slow-spreading purplish weed with a lot of stems that exude a milky sap is still everywhere in my garden: lawn, flower beds, cracks in the driveway, etc..  Will it cover everything?  Will it eat Chicago?  How do I get rid of this monster?

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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

  • Winning T-Shirt Design Spotlights the Honey Bee

    Added November 26, 2014
    Graduate student Danny Klittich with his prize-winning design. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Apiculturists and beekeepers will love this T-shirt. So will anyone else who has an avid interest in honey bees, or even a passing interest. It's all the buzz. Graduate student Danny Klittich won the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association's annual t-shirt design contest with a design depicting a honey bee and the iconic hexagonal cells.  Klittich, who is starting his third year...

  • Drone Acrobatics

    Added November 25, 2014
    A drone fly, aka hover fly and syrphid fly, engaging in a little acrobatics  over an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    The drone fly, aka European hover fly, aka syrphid fly, doesn't get as much press as the other drone, the unmanned aircraft. But the drone fly (Eristalis tenax), about the size of a honey bee and often mistaken for a honey bee, makes for great in-flight photos. It's sort of the Fat Albert of the Blue Angels. Last weekend we watched a drone fly (distinguished by the "H" on its abdomen), hovering...

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Fall Class Schedule

Sept. ~ Dec. 2014

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