News and Announcements
Nursery Automation and Labor Survey
The LEAP (Labor, Efficiency, Automation, Production) Team is asking for input from nursery owners and managers to assess how automation can address labor issues, production capacity, and profitability. The LEAP Team includes researchers from the University of Tennessee, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M, and USDA, with guidance from an advisory board of industry professionals.
The LEAP Team asks for you to improve their understanding of nursery automation needs, constraints, and opportunities via a 20 minute online survey: LEAP Survey
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
ABC's of Plant Pathology in the Nursery & Greenhouse Webinar Series
ABC-s de la Fitopatología en Viveros e Invernaderos Serie de Webinarios
This virtual workshop series will provide an introduction to plant pathology, including signs and symptoms of various diseases, management strategies, and emerging diseases in ornamental nurseries and greenhouses. The series consists of 3 webinars offering a total of 4.5 hours of training. The workshop is offered in English and Spanish.
For more information visit:
Registration Fee/Cuota de inscripción: $15 per session/por sesión
Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition in
Fertilizer use in nurseries and plant nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrition videos in English and Spanish
Nursery Production Education Program
Dr. Don Merhaut, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Maria de la Fuente, University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
Disease diagnostics program for growers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate delivery.
UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials™
FALL 2020 OPEN HOUSE RATING DAYS
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
More information: https://www.facebook.com/UCLPIT/
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.
Nitrogen Management in Nursery Systems
March 11, 2020
To view programs in 2019 and before, go to the Programs and Publications page
Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual