UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

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Serving the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products.

Upcoming Events:
Registration Now Open!

 

ABC's of Plant Pathology 
English and Spanish sessions available

January 31, 2017
English Session-register here

Center for Applied Horticulture Research
Vista, CA

January 31, 2017
Spanish Session-register here

Center for Applied Horticulture Research
Vista, CA

 

February 16, 2017
English Session-register here
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Parlier, CA

 

February 16, 2017
Spanish Session-register here
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Parlier, CA


RECENT EVENTS 

2016 California Nursery Conference
(presentations posted)
October 25, 2016
Watsonville, CA

 


ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

September 29, 2016
Ventura, CA
Spanish Session

ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
September 28, 2016
Ventura, CA
English Session

ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Carson Center, CA
August 22, 2016
(English Session)

ABC's of Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Carson Center
August 23, 2016 
(Spanish Session)

 

ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop

June 30th, 2016
Ventura, CA
Spanish and English sessions

March 15, 2016
Sacramento, CA
Spanish and English sessions

 

Any questions about upcoming or recent events?
Email Paulina Jacobs Sanders pajsanders@ucdavis.edu 



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From the UC Blogosphere...

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking  woolly bear caterpillars  to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) UC Davis Researchers: Woolly Bear Caterpillars Pick Winner of U.S. Presidential Campaign
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This is a native bumble bee, Bombus californicus, on blanketflower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Landmark Book Addresses California Bees, Blooms
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Posted 12/6/2016 - President-elect Donald Trump promised to crackdown on illegal immigration during his campaign. Caitlin Dewey reported in the...

News and Announcements

“Now available: Publication by Bill Matthews examining the economics of scouting. This study was a joint project with the Agricultural Issues Center and UCNFA, funded by a CDFA Specialty Crops Block Grant.

Use of scouting as a pest management practice by California nurseries

 

Select ABC's workshops are now online!

UCNFA online presentations in both English and Spanish can now be accessed online.
We hope you find value in these educational presentations and we look forward to offering more in the future! 

 

Open House Ratings Day
flower trials photo

To see pictures of previous events and some of our featured plants, visit our Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/UCLPIT/.  
Full reports of previous trials results can be viewed here: http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/Projects/plant-trials.
 
 
 
 
 

summer newsletter 2016 cover photo
SUMMER 2016
(Volume 20, Issue 2)
Newest edition!

Our Summer 2016 newsletter issue focuses on sanitation and is the first part of a multiple-part series on IPM.


 


 

Nursery manual cover
Now available from the ANR catalog for $40.00 per copy

UC Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual 



Irrigation Uniformity Worksheet
 
(Excel file will download)
Having an efficient irrigation system is key to managing water resources under drought conditions. Click on the link above to download this Excel worksheet developed by Loren Oki and Darren Haver of UC Cooperative Extension. This worksheet will calculate the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system when measurements of the water volume captured in catch cans is entered.

New light brown apple moth (LBAM) resources
from Steve Tjosvold and Neal Murray, UCCE Santa Cruz County
Field Identification Guide (PDF)
Scouting and Field Identification Video (13:10)


Online Tool for Best Management Practices for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations


Need continuing education credits for your license or job?
Find information at these links below:

DPR Continuing Education Info
CCA Continuing Education Info
LA Irrigated Lands Group Info
LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Conditional Waiver Info

Page Last Updated: December 1, 2016
Webmaster Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu