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Pre-orders are available for pick up at the conference.  UC ANR Publications will also be on-site selling an expanded selection of your favorite publication at 40% off retail price, just for UC Master Gardeners. (Applicable sales tax added at registration) 

California Master Gardener Handbook 2nd Edition

UC MG Handbook

Publication Number: 3382
Copyright Date: 2015
Length: 756 pp.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-857-5
Inventory Type: Paperback
Price: $18.00

Winner - 2015 winner Extension Education Materials award from the American Society for Horticultural Science 

Since it was first published in 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook has endured as the definitive guide to best practices and advice for gardeners throughout the West. Now the much-anticipated 2nd Edition to the Handbook is here—completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, and color photos throughout.

Whether you're a beginner double digging your first bed or a University of California Master Gardener, this handbook will be your go-to source for the practical, science-based information you need to sustainably maintain your landscape and garden and become an effective problem solver.

Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on lawns, woody landscape plants, and landscape design.

New to the 2nd Edition is information on invasive plants and principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection.

Inside are updates to the technical information found in each chapter, reorganization of information for better ease of use, and new content on important emerging topics.

Useful conversions for many units of measure found in the Handbook or needed in caring for gardens and landscapes are located in Appendix A. A glossary of important technical terms used and an extensive index round out the book.


Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants

Abiotic Disorders of Lanscape Plants

Publication Number: 3420
Copyright Date: 2003
Length: 242 pp.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-58-7
Inventory Type: Paperback

This manual contains a wealth of information to help you diagnose abiotic disorders in landscape plants – disorders caused by environmental, physiological or other nonbiological factors. 

You’ll learn how to diagnose injury symptoms from over 20 different abiotic agents including water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, sunburn, air pollution, herbicide and other chemical phytotoxicities, mechanical injuries, lightning, wind, and hail. You’ll also learn how to develop a step-by-step diagnostic strategy.

Included are strategies, techniques, and tools you can use in diagnosing plant problems, common injury symptoms and their abiotic causes, and plant traits that can resemble abiotic disorders.

Illustrated with 319 color photographs and 38 tables, this book is a "must-have" for the library of every landscape professional.


Californian Bees and Blooms

CA Bees and Blooms

Publication Number: 3546
Copyright Date: 2014
Length: 320 pp.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-59714-294-6
Author: G Frankie, R Thorp, et al.
Inventory Type: Paperback
Price: $21.00

A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists

From our colleagues at UC Berkeley’s Urban Bee Lab and Heyday Press comes this new guidebook for gardeners and naturalists as beautiful as it is useful.

California is home to over sixteen hundred species of undomesticated bees—most of them native—that populate and pollinate our gardens, fields, and urban green spaces. In this absorbing guidebook, bee and botany experts from UC Berkeley’s Urban Bee Lab introduce us to this diverse population. California Bees and Blooms holds a magnifying glass up to the twenty-two most common genera (and six species of cuckoo bees), describing each one's distinctive behaviors, social structures, flight season, preferred flowers, and enemies.

Enhancing these descriptions are dazzling color photographs of bees so finely detailed they capture pollen scattered across gauzy wings and iridescent exoskeletons.

Drawing from years of research, California Bees and Blooms presents and authoritative look at these creatures, emphasizing their vital relationship with flowers. In addition to opening our eyes to the beautiful array of wild bees in our midst, this book provides information on 53 bee-friendly plants and how to grow them. Just a few square feet of poppies, sage and phacelia are enough to sustain a healthy population of wild bees transforming an urban or suburban garden into a world that hums and buzzes with life.


Home Orchard

Home Orchard

Publication Number: 3485
Copyright Date: 2007
Length: 202 pp.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-87990-672-3
Inventory Type: Paperback
Price: $15.00

Developed especially for backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers an insiders look at both standard growing methods and unique innovative practices.

You will learn how trees grow, which species grow best in the different regions and soils, varieties from which to select, preparing the soil, planting, watering and fertilizing, pruning and grafting, thinning the fruit, diagnosing problems, controlling pests, and harvesting.

You'll also find special attention given to organic and non-toxic pest management and fertilization methods. Key pests and diseases are identified and natural control methods are emphasized.

Irrigation methods for the backyard grower are discussed and the difficult task of how often and how much water to apply is simplified. The focus is on giving the trees enough water but doing so in an efficient, water-saving manner.

Included are 157 color photographs and 49 figures,tables and diagrams that clearly show how to produce the best crops. Photos of several practices, such as key budding and grafting methods, are depicted in step-by-step photos. No other publication provides this breadth and depth of coverage.

Join the online conversation! Tell us what you think about this manual and read what others are saying by using the Twitter hashtag #HomeOrchard


Healthy Roses, 2nd Edition

Healthy Roses

Publication Number: 21589
Copyright Date: 2009
Length: 35 pp.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-672-4
Inventory Type: Paperback
Price: $6.00

Environmentally Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Disorders in Your Garden and Landscape

This best-selling guide for the rose enthusiast has been revised. New in the second edition is an expanded section on cultural practices; including new information on establishment, irrigation, soil and nutritional requirements, and pruning. Also new is a discussion of the mossy rose gall and an expanded reference section.

By using this guide, you’ll learn how to identify problems, take action when appropriate, and recognize beneficial insects.

You’ll get sound advice on how to adapt Integrated Pest Management practices to the home garden -- methods of controlling pests and diseases using alternatives such as beneficial insects, traps and barriers, and less toxic pesticides such as soaps, oils and microbials. You’ll also learn about how to take preventative measures like careful selection of varieties, site selection and planting, proper watering, how and when to prune, and weed management. 

This 35-page guide is profusely illustrated with 50 color photographs and includes handy tables on soil pH and nutrient levels.

Join the online conversation! Tell us what you think about this manual and read what others are saying by using the Twitter hashtag #HealthyRoses


Pest of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition

Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition

Publication Number: 3359
Copyright Date: 2016
Length: 437 pp
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-864-3
Inventory Type: Paperback
Price: $22.20

Our bestselling comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM) guide for landscapes has been completely revised; with 435 pages of the practical, research-based advice you've come to expect from the University of California.

This easy-to-use manual covers hundreds of insects, mites, nematodes, plant diseases, and weeds that can damage California landscapes.

Inside you'll find:

  • 575 high-quality, color photographs to help you recognize the causes of plant damage and identify pests as well as their natural enemies. 140 more photos than the previous edition!
  • 101 line drawings and charts of pest biology and control techniques
  • Tips on choosing pest-resistant plants and incorporating them into your landscape design
  • Detailed how-to's on planting, irrigating, and other cultural practices that keep plants and landscapes healthy
  • How to conserve and protect natural enemies that can help you control pests
  • How to monitor your landscape so you know when to act
  • How to know when pesticide use is warranted and how to make a proper selection for your situation

And of course, the problem-solving tables that help you diagnose the pests and problems of more than 200 genera of alphabetically-listed trees and shrubs. All at a lower price than the 2nd Edition!

Professional landscapers, arborists, home gardeners, retailers, and parks and grounds managers will all want to make room on their bookshelves for this essential pest management guide.

Also in the 3rd Edition are dozens of newly added pests, including those affecting azaleas, camellias, hibiscus, camphor, eucalyptus, liquidambar, oaks, maples, palms, pines, olive, roses, and sycamores.

"Outstanding resource for maintaining healthy, woody ornamental plants through IPM. " -- International Society of Arboriculture

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