Center for Landscape & Urban Horticulture
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Center for Landscape & Urban Horticulture

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Welcome to the Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture (CLUH), an information resource of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UC Cooperative Extension). The CLUH supports UC Cooperative Extension educational and applied research programs serving California's environmental horticulture industry. This site features science-based information on:

 

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For the latest science-based information on landscape water needs, please visit our pages under Landscape Water Conservation and Irrigation Management.

 

 

 

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Information is contributed by University of California Cooperative Extension scientists. All content is reviewed by these or other experts to assure it is authoritative and science-based. Featured are summaries of technical topics, fact sheets, newsletters, reports, commentary, and web links.

 

 

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THE 9%: Landscape irrigation accounts for just 9% of water use in California, yet landscapes are under relentless attack as California confronts ongoing drought.  The facts presented here show how these attacks are misguided and that there are ways to conserve water without degrading landscape plantings.

 

Does the landscape you manage have a water budget or water conservation goal that seems impossible to meet? Read about Five Simple Steps for Conserving Landscape Water.

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What Do These Pesticide Terms Mean?

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[Originally published as “Pesticide Briefs: What Do These Terms Mean?” in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Last summer, we defined what a pesticide is and gave a few examples. Here, we...

Vertebrate management seminar series

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Licensed pest management professionals: The Vertebrate Pest Council is hosting a seminar series this year in conjunction with new partner Target Specialty Products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about wildlife management of a number of...

UC IPM Among Top Online Pest Management Tools

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The UC Statewide IPM Program's online information was recently announced as #5 out of the top 6 pest management online databases by the Northeastern IPM Center! The infographic shows the top 6 in the nation, but since it's just an image I borrowed,...

Email a trained University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer for Help With Your Plant Problems

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Unlock the Door to One of the Best Kept Secrets in Southern California! Did you know that University of California Cooperative Extension has trained Master Gardener volunteers ready to answer your home gardening and landscaping questions throughout the...

Don't let the bed bugs bite

As I sit in my hotel room tonight and work from atop my bed, I thought it would be useful to share the practice I always use each and every time I stay in a hotel: checking for bed bugs.

Bed bugs can occur in any hotel whether it's a 5-star or...

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