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.

News and Announcements

Fertilizers: Types, Use, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation
Join us for a workshop series (English and Spanish session available) where UC Cooperative Extention Specialit Donald Merhaut and Monterey County Director Maria de la Fuente will present plant nutrition and fertilizer management information useful to nursery growers, managers, and personnel. This workshop will focus on fertilizers and their use in nursery operations.
September 18, 2019
English session begins at 8:00 am; Check-in at 7:30 am
Spanish session begins at 1:00 pm; Check-in at 12:30 pm



UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials™

Fall 2019 Open House Ratings Days at South Coast Research & Extension Center

YOU ARE INVITED to evaluate our current trial plants on one of our Open House Ratings Days in Irvine:

South Coast Research & Extension Center
Wednesday or Thursday morning, September 17 or 18.
Register: http://ucanr.edu/screc_fall_oh_2019

Participation is voluntary and open to landscape and horticultural professionals, academics, educators, and UC Master Gardeners. If you have any questions please contact Jared Sisneroz: jasisneroz@ucdavis.edu or Karrie Reid: skreid@ucanr.edu.

Important Details: Participants should wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, as the fields are packed dirt. You may also want to pack sunscreen and wear a hat, as the plants are in full sun. Carpooling is encouraged, but not required.  You will be provided a ratings sheet, writing implement and given general instructions when you arrive. Cold water will be provided

The ratings take roughly 60-100 minutes to complete and participants may arrive any time between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. The event is free, but space is limited, so you must register by filling out the surveys located above.

We hope to see you there!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/UCLPIT/


UCNFA Flower

UCNFA Blog: Nursery and Flower Grower 

Covers Subjects about Horticulture and Pest Management for the Grower and Associated Industries 

Blog: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/NurseryFlower/

Subscribe: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/subscribe.cfm


Online Tool for Best Management Practices


for Multiple Pests in California Nursery and Floriculture Operations

This online tool allows growers/shippers to create a set of BMPs unique to their nursery based on county locations and the pests/pathogens under quarantine or of concern in those counties. 

Access Form


Any questions about upcoming or recent events?

Email: ucnfa@ucanr.edu   

We'll add it to our web site!


Upcoming Events: 

Fertilizer: Types, Use, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation
September 18, 2019
Morning session in English and afternoon session in Spanish
San Marcos, CA 
Register now!

Turf and Ornamental Field Day 2019
October 2, 2019
Poway, CA
Register now through Target Specialty Products™



Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure
August 21, 2019
San Marcos, CA

California Nursery Conference & Grower Tour in conjunction with the USDA NC1186 and S-1065 Groups
June 19-20, 2018
Presentations posted
Watsonville, CA

Pest Management Symposium
February 22, 2018
Presentations posted
Watsonville, CA 

To view programs in 2018 and before, go to the Programs and Publications page

UCNFA Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter
Last Edition   (Volume 22, Issue 2) 



Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual

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

Access Catalog 



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