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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 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

  • Keeping Bees

    Added August 19, 2014
    A drone (male bee) emerging. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    So you want to keep bees in your backyard... When do you start? What should you do? Newly retired Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, continues to field questions. He's kindly agreed to respond to beekeeping queries until the new Extension apiculturist, Elina Lastro Niño of Pennsylvania State University, comes on board in September....

  • The Strippers

    Added August 18, 2014
    Two Gulf Fritillary caterpillars meet on a stem after having munched all the leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    We have strippers. Not anything to do with that thriving business known as "The Strip Club" in Las Vegas. The strippers we have are Gulf Fritillary caterpillars, which can skeletonize their host plant, the passionflower vine (Passiflora) faster than you can sing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (Mary Poppins movie) forward and backwards ("Dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes"). Seems as if...

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