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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

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

To inquire about the position contact Jennifer Gray or Craig Regelbrugge

 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:

ABC's of Plant Pathology (1/22, 1/29, 2/5): Flyer   Registration

ABC-s de la Fitopatología (12/2, 19/2, 26/2):  Folleto   Registrese

Registration Fee/Cuota de inscripción: $15 per session/por sesión

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 

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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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