Current projects and programs of the Center focus on management practices, technologies, and systems that sustain the function and aesthetic value of planned landscapes in Southern California while minimizing the inputs required to establish and maintain them. They include:
- Refining the water needs of various landscape plant species.
- Educational workshops on landscape irrigation management.
- Minimum irrigation needs of palm trees.
- Determining the best practices for transplanting and establishing specimen palms.
- Continuing education for certified retail nursery professionals.
- Evaluation of inter-specific pear hybrids for landscape use.
- Groundcovers for Water Conserving Landscapes Summary 07-11
- Groundcover Response to Limited Irrigation Study 2011
Groundcovers Studied in Project
- Final Report 2010: Evaluation of Interspecific Hybrid Pears for Use in Southern California Landscapes
- Pear Project