Unlock the Door to One of the Best Kept Secrets in Southern California!
Did you know that University of California Cooperative Extension has trained Master Gardener volunteers ready to answer your home gardening and landscaping questions throughout the greater Los Angeles area?
Email the Master Gardener helpline in the county in which you reside for the most accurate information since climates and conditions vary across the southland:
Los Angeles County: Email: email@example.com
San Bernardino County: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside County: Email: email@example.com
Orange County: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit http://mg.ucanr.edu for links to other Master Gardener helplines in over 50 California counties!
On Friday UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardener Coordinator Maggie O'Neill and I hosted a tour that showcased UC ANR Urban Water Use Specialist's Amir Haghverdi's landscape plots at the UCR Citrus Experiment Station. In attendance were CEO Scott Kania and Lead Scientist Mark Chandler from EarthWatch, Becky Rittenburg and Monica Curiel from Chino Basin Water Conservation District, and Darrel Jenerette, UC Riverside Professor of Landscape Ecology. Our team is implementing an exciting citizen science project measuring water conservation based on implementing 'best practices' in urban landscapes in the greater Los Angeles Basin.
California is in the midst of the worst drought in decades. But you can save your valued trees and landscape plants by following a few simple principles. Watering mature trees deeply just once during mid-summer will keep most species alive, especially if there is a three inch layer of mulch on the top of the soil to keep evaporation down. Be sure to water outward toward the dripline of the tree rather than near the trunk. Keep weeds out of your garden; they will win the water fight. Don't fertilize your landscape during the drought and avoid ripping out your current landscape in the middle of summer to replace it with a drought tolerant one; young plants require more water than established landscapes, and more frequent irrigations. For more information on how to reduce water use in your landscape and garden and to learn more about using graywater from your washing machine to irrigate your landscape click on this link. http://cesanbernardino.ucanr.edu/Drought_Resources/ Janet Hartin, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, University of California ANR Cooperative Extension, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles Counties.
Are you a landscape contractor, arborist, parks or school district landscaper, irrigation specialist, or golf course superintendent working in Southern California?
Do you want to earn maximum PCA/IA/GCSAA/ISA accreditation hours and learn how to prevent, identify and control common landscape diseases, insects, and weeds from University of CA and other experts?
If so, register today for our Dec. 1, 2014 Univ. of CA Pest Management Seminar. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch and morning coffee break.
(7 DPR PCA/QAL/QAC hrs; 7 ISA hrs; 7 IA ceus, .7 GCSAA education points applied for).
Location: Chino Basin Water Conservation District,4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763
Ways to Register and Pay (deadline to register is Nov. 24, 2014):
1. To pay by credit card, register here: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=14095 to pay by credit card.
2. If you are employed by a gov't agency and want to use a purchase order, please email it to email@example.com along with the list of registrants and the agency to be charged.
3. If you want to pay by check, please make the check payable to UC REGENTS and mail it to Janet Hartin, UC Cooperative Extension, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.
Questions! Contact Janet Hartin at 951.313.2023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pest Management in the Landscape Program (Dec. 1, 2014)
8:00 - 8:15 AM: Check-in and Coffee
8:15 - 8:30 AM: Welcome
8:30 - 9:30 AM: Insect Borers: Prevention, Identification and Control (Timothy Paine, PhD, Dept of Entomology, UC Riverside)
9:30 - 10:30: Weed Control Update (Cheryl Wilen, PhD, UC ANR Area IPM Advisor)
10:30 - 11:30: Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants (Janet Hartin, UCCE Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor)
11:30 - 12:30: Lunch (on premise)
12:30 - 1:30: Phytophthora, Armallaria, and Other Disease-causing Pathogens (Jerry Turney, PhD, Los Angeles County Ag Commissioner Plant Pathologist)
1:30 - 2:15: Wildland/urban Interface Issues: Herbicide Screening to Control Buffelgrass (a close relative of fountain grass)
2:15 – 3:15: Biological Control of Invasive Insect Pests in California: Updates on Asian Citrus Psyllid and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Mark Hoddle, PhD, Dept. of Entomology, UC Riverside)
3:15 - 4:15: Laws and Regulations Update (San Bernardino Ag Commissioner - Speaker TBA)
4:15 - 4:30: UC ANR IPM Resources (Janet Hartin, UCCE Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor)