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.


ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop

San Diego, Ca
Workshop planned for late Fall or early Winter 2016


The New ABC's of Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition Workshop

Registration Opening Soon for these workshops!

August 22, 2016
Carson Center
Los Angeles, CA
English Session

August 23, 2016
Carson Center
Los Angeles, CA
Spanish Session

August 25, 2016
San Diego, CA
English Session

August 26, 2016
San Diego, CA
Spanish Session

September 29, 2016
Ventura, CA

Spanish and English sessions available


2016 California Nursery Conference
Pests, Diseases, and Water Issues
October 25, 2016



ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop

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

March 15, 2016
Sacramento, CA
Spanish and English sessions

California Nursery Conference 
(presentations posted)
October 22, 2015
Irwindale, Los Angeles County

ABCs of Plant Pathology Workshop
February 27, 2015
Watsonville, CA

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

We'll add it to our web site!

From the UC Blogosphere...

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito,is known for transmitting the West Nile virus, but now the Zika virus has been detected in wild-caught C. quinquefasciatus in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika epidemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Breaking News: Zika Virus Found in Wild-Caught Culex
Posted 7/22/2016 - The news is out.  It's what they've been searching for. In a groundbreaking discovery, a scientific team of Brazilians...

A matcha tea latte from Starbucks. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Popular Japanese tea matcha has health benefits
Posted 7/22/2016 - Matcha, finely ground powder made from baby green-tea leaves, is growing in popularity due to health benefits and the...

Students eat lunch on the West Quad at UC Berkeley. (Photo: SERC at UCB) UC students in 'protected environment' are vulnerable to food insecurity
Posted 7/21/2016 - Many people are surprised to learn that students enrolled in the state's premiere higher-education system are...

News and Announcements

UCNFA Spring 2016 newsletter (PDF)
(Volume 20, Issue 1)
Newest edition!

Our Spring 2016 newsletter issue focuses on emerging horticultural technologies for growing plants in highly controlled environment.



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

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