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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

Snails and Slugs Abound


My Hosta and other tender perennial plants are getting eaten by something.  The leaves have big chewing marks and in some cases the whole plant is almost gone.  What is eating my plants?



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  • Congratulations, 'Bugman' Jeff!

    Added October 8, 2015
    Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, welcomes the crowd at the Oct. 2nd college celebration honoring recipients of the Award of Distinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Entomologist Jeff Smith of Rocklin, an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology who has saved the museum some $160,000 over a 27-year period through his volunteer service, received a well deserved "Friend of the College” Award of Distinction from the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences last Friday, Oct. 2 at its annual celebration. And appropriately, butterflies...

  • Flies are Pollinators!

    Added October 8, 2015
    Adult syrphid fly [J.K.Clark]

    Will all the pollinators please stand up! Or do a fly-by like the Blue Angels or a crawl-by like babies competing in a diaper derby. Bees--there are more than 4000 of them in North America--are the main pollinators, but don't overlook butterflies, beetles, birds, bats and moths. And flies. Flies? Yes, flies. Hover flies, aka flower flies or syrphid flies, belong to the family...

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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.


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