Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

Gardening Questions By the Month

A Master Gardener researching the answer to a gardening question.
January

Citrus problems:
Scale and cottony cushion scale
Sooty mold and ants

Lawns: timing for pre-emergent for weed control (also September)

February

Borers on fruit and nut trees

March

Modesto Ash Anthracnose
Snails and slugs

April

Fireblight
Peach Leaf Curl

May

Roses
Black Spot
Thrips
Beetles
Powdery Mildew

June

Tomato Problems
Blossom Drop
Verticillium and Fusarium Wilts
Blossom End Rot
Spindly Plants
Curling Leaves
Nutgrass
Budworms

July

Lawn Grubs
Lawn Fungi
Whiteflies
Redwood Summer Dieback
Eucalyptus Redgum Lerp Psyllid

Information on the Master Gardener Program

August

Deep watering schedule for fruit and nut trees

September

Pre-emergent application for control of lawn
weeds
Heat stress on all plants

October

Citrus Split

November

Spurge control

December

Citrus-freeze protection

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