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Floriculture and Nursery

Summary Research and educational activities that address the needs of the floriculture and nursery production industries in California.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name J. Lieth (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 752-7198
Unit: Department of Plant Sciences
Location: Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, 95616-8780
Name Lorence Oki (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 754-4135
Unit: Department of Plant Sciences
Location: Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, 95616-8780
Membership List
Del Castillo, Johanna
  Assistant Project Scientist Greenhouse and nursery crops pathologist
AES Scientist
Fujino, Dave Dean's Office CA&ES (UCD)
  Director, California Center for Urban Horticulture; Co-Director, UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Jenkins, Bryan Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor Energy systems in agriculture; biomass fuel production, thermal conversion, and environmental impacts; combustion and gasification of biomass fuels; properties of fuels; system models.
Lieth, J. Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Crop Ecologist-AES   CE Crop Ecologist Crop ecology, systems analysis, greenhouse environment control systems, mathematical modeling, floriculture, ornamental and nursery crop production, computer programming, biomathematics, automatic drip irrigation, systems analysis.
Redak, Richard Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist Professor & Chair Integrated management of insect pests on commercial floricultural and ornamental plants, ecology of plant-insect interactions within the urban/natural/agricultural interface, community ecology of insects, conservation biology
Reid, Michael Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Postharvest biology and technology of ornamentals, cut flowers, flowering plants, foliage plants. Physiology of flowering and flowering control, chilling injury, mode of action of ethylene and inhibition of ethylene responses.
Ullman, Diane Entomology (UCD)
  Professor of Entomology Insect vectors of plant pathogens: vector/pathogen interactions with an emphasis on virus pathogenesis in insect cells, vector biology and management of insect-transmitted pathogens in agricultural and ornamental ecosystems.
CE Advisor
Bethke, James San Diego County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus Nurseries and Floriculture
Bianchi, Mary San Luis Obispo County
  Emeritus - Horticulture Farm Advisor Horticulture, pomology, subtropicals, water management and water quality. Horticulture in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.
Biscaro, Andre Ventura County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops
de la Fuente, Maria Monterey County
  County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Gardener Program Santa Clara.
Downer, A. James Ventura County
  Advisor Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Fake, Cindy Placer-Nevada Counties
  County Director, Placer and Nevada Counties, Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor Commercial Horticultural Production
Gazula, Aparna Santa Clara County
  Small Farm Advisor Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Hartin, Janet San Bernardino County
  Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor and County Co-Director Environmental horticulture, arboriculture, sustainable landscapes (irrigation and soil/water relations; greenwaste management; integrated pest management stressing prevention); Master Gardener program
Haver, Darren South Coast Research & Extension Center
  Water Resources/Water Quality Advisor and Director of South Coast REC and UCCE Orange
Hodel, Donald Los Angeles County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Selection & management of palms and other woody ornamentals in the landscape
Kabashima, John Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus Ornamental horticulture, nursery crops, pest management, exotic and invasive pests, water runoff, water quality
Karlik, John Kern County
  Extension Advisor Environmental Horticulture/Environmental Science
Le Strange, Michelle (Missy) Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus Vegetable crops, turf & landscape management, weed management (vegetable crops, turf and ornamentals), Master Gardener Program Advisor
Lobo, Ramiro San Diego County
  Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor Farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, agricultural tourism, small farms, new/specialty crops
Molinar, Richard Small Farm Program
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Small farms, vegetable crops, organic farming, insect/weed management, specialty crops, sugar peas, strawberries, eggplant, squash, Asian vegetables such as basil, lemongrass, green beans, long beans, gailon, bittermelons, refugee farmers, Hmong, Lao, fluent in Spanish
Reid, Karrie San Joaquin County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Landscape Horticulture
Reiter, Maggie Fresno County
  Turfgrass and Environmental Horticulture Advisor Turfgrass management
Retired - Baameur, Aziz Small Farm Program
  Retired Emeritus, Farm Advisor Small Farms, cultivar evaluation, nutrient management, irrigation, specialty crops, vegetables, Asian vegetables, Small Farms
Rios, Sonia Riverside County
  Area Subtropical Horticulture Advisor
Roncoroni, John Weed Science UCD
  SRA weed control
Tjosvold, Steven Santa Cruz County
  Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus Environmental horticulture
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  San Diego County Interim Director and Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor. Also: IPM Extension Coordinator for Natural Resources; Interim County Director of San Diego Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
CE Specialist
Ajwa, Husein Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Specialist Soil and Water Management. Methyl bromide alternatives. Cool-season vegetables.
Becker, J. Nematology Department
  Cooperative Extension Specialist & Nematologist Integrated pest management of plant-parasitic nematodes
Evans, Richard Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Environmental Horticulturist Emeritus Nursery crop production
Flint, Mary Louise Entomology (UCD)
  Extension Entomologist Emeritus, Entomology, UC Davis Integrated Pest Management, biological control, landscape and garden IPM, information dissemination and entomology.
Gan, Jay Environmental Sciences
  CE Water Quality Specialist and Professor of Environmental Chemistry Environmental risks and mitigation practices of pesticides, water and air quality issues related to pesticide uses, IPM practices
Hoddle, Mark Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist   CE Entomology Specialist Biological control of ornamental and agricultural pests. Pest and natural enemy biology and behavior. Assessing impact of natural enemies on pest population growth
Merhaut, Donald Botany & Plant Sciences
  Extension Specialist for Nursery and Floriculture Crops Plant Nutrition, Woody Ornamentals, Floriculture, Blueberry Production
Oki, Lorence Department of Plant Sciences
  Specialist in CE, Environmental Horticulture Irrigation and runoff management in urban landscapes and nurseries; effect of water quality (salinity) on plant growth; evaluating ornamental plants for use in landscape horticulture; introduction of plants for environmental horticulture. Additional unit assignment: Dept Human Ecology- Landscape Architecture Program, CoDirector UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Ploeg, Antoon Nematology Department
  Associate Nematologist   Associate CE Nematology Specialist Nematode pest management in field and vegetable crops; virus transmission
Wu, Laosheng Environmental Sciences
  Professor of Soil & Water Science/CE Water Management Specialist, Soil Physics, Water Management, Water Reuse, Mathematical Modeling
Other ANR
Dreistadt, Steve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Principal Editor IPM, ornamentals, landscape, biological control
Kosina, Petr Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Content Development Supervisor
Newman, Julie Ventura County
  Emeritus Floriculture and nursery production in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Sim, Sue Foundation Plant Services - CAES
  Staff Research Associate Virus diseases of horticultural crops, including grapevine, strawberry, rose, and sweet potato. Disease effects, transmission, and elimination using tissue culture.
Burger, David Department of Plant Sciences
  AES   Professor   Horticulturist Developmental physiology of woody perennials; plant propagation; turfgrass management
Dodge, Linda Department of Plant Sciences
  Staff Research Associate III admin for University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance (UCNFA), Saratoga Endowment and Slosson Endowment, assist with research grants as required
Fujino, Dave UC Davis CA&ES
  Executive Director, CA Center for Urban Horticulture
Geisel, Pamela Department of Plant Sciences
  UC Cooperative Extension Advisor, emeritus Environmental Horticulture
Harding, James Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Geneticist-AES Genetics and breeding of flower crops with emphasis on Gerbera
Henry, James Riverside County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Turf and landscape, Master Gardener Program
Hoover, Benjamin
  Assistant Professor Nursery Crop Production
Koike, Steven Monterey County
  Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, Emeritus Plant pathology research and education for vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops; plant disease diagnostics; food safey research and extension.
Mathews, Deborah Plant Pathology
  Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Plant Pathology & Assistant Plant Pathologist - Ornamental Crops Diseases of ornamental crops, Improving detection of viral pathogens, Characterization of new viruses
Nackley, Lloyd
  Post Doc plant stress physiology
Perry, Ed Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Environmental Horticulture
Pitton, Bruno
Shaw, David San Diego North County Office
  Farm Advisor Turfgrass, Landscape, Arboriculture, Irrigation Management
Membership Totals
Number of Members56
ANR Members43
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