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

Webinar Series: 

ABC's of Pests in the Nursery and Greenhouse

Join Alejandro del Pozo and Maria de la Fuente for a webinar series on pests affecting nursery and greenhouse production. DPR and CCA CEUs have been applied for.

For a full description of the schedule and pests covered view the event flyer.

When: Tuesday 3/30, 4/6, & 4/13 from 12-2:30 pm

Cost: $20/session

Register Here!

Open Position Announcement

AmericanHort is hiring a Science, Research, and Regulatory Programs Director. The position will lead research and development programs, and participate in regulatory advocacy. AmericanHort is a national organization representing the horticulture industry. The AmericanHort Foundation ecompasses the Horticulture Research Institute which supports horticulture research and education.

For more information review the position description

To inquire about the position contact Jennifer Gray or Craig Regelbrugge

Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition in
Nursery Production Education Program

Fertilizer use in nurseries and plant nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrition videos in English and Spanish

Presented by
Dr. Don Merhaut, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Maria de la Fuente, University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County


Disease diagnostics program for growers

Disease Diagnostics

Johanna Del Castillo, Assistant Project Scientist at UC Davis in the Plant Pathology department, is initiating a greenhouse and nursery pathology diagnostics service for ornamental plants at no cost for growers.  

She will be receiving samples for disease diagnosis from greenhouse and nursery growers via growers and farm advisors. 

Find the plant disease form for sample submission here. 

To submit a sample, contact her directly at jdelcastillo@ucdavis.edu to coordinate delivery.

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UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials™


The Open House Ratings have been converted to an online version due to COVID-19.  

Stay tuned for the Fall events! 

More information on this project  

The website for the UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials is now up and running.  The site provides all of the background, methods, and results of the plant evaluations.

Visit the website at: http://ucanr.edu/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



Nitrogen Management in Nursery Systems
March 11, 2020
Winters, CA 

To view programs in 2019 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

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