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


Applications Now Being Accepted

2015 Master Gardener

Training Class

Information and Online Application




100th Anniversary

UC Cooperative Extension

 1914 - 2014



Deep Watering Schedule for Fruit and Nut Trees


How do I make sure that my fruit and nut trees are getting enough water in this summer heat?

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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

  • It's National Moth Week!

    Added July 23, 2014
    Wax moth larvae and a hive beetle (top left). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's National Moth Week! The event, which runs through Sunday, celebrates "the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths," according to its website. Scientists and citizen scientists are encouraged to document their findings. It's now a worldwide event. A few nuggets from the website: "Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. Scientists...

  • Using solar tents to inactivate invasive weed seeds

    Added July 23, 2014
    Graphic by Cynthia Stapleton, adapted from Journal of Pest Science 85:17-21

    In the backyard or in the wild, roguing (selectively pulling or cutting weed plants) and herbicide spot treatments can help prevent small patches of invasive weeds from becoming large infestations. However, herbicide applications may be of little value where senescent plants have already set seeds, because the dead “skeleton” plants may bear dormant but living seeds, which can...

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Ten Tips for Water-Wise Gardening from Our Water Our World

Calendar of Activities

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Summer Class Schedule

May ~ July, 2014

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Email the UCCE Master Gardener Program Manager if you have a question or need information about our county Master Gardener program. 

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