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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 Lorence Oki (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
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; biomass, bioenergy, biofuels, thermochemical conversion, combustion and gasification; environmental impacts; power systems; properties of fuels; systems analysis, modeling, and optimization.
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
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
  Farm Advisor & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Composter Program UCCE Santa Clara.
Downer, Arthur Ventura County
  Environmental Horticulture/Plant Pathology Advisor Emeritus Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Fake, Cindy Placer-Nevada Counties
  Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor, Placer and Nevada Counties, Emeritus Commercial Horticultural Production
Gazula, Aparna Santa Clara County
  Small Farm Advisor Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Hartin, Janet Los Angeles County
  Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Environmental horticulture, urban greening, climate-ready trees, "Trees for Tomorrow" arboriculture, irrigation needs of landscape plants
Haver, Darren ANR Research and Extension Center System
  Director for REC System & Interim Director South Coast REC
Hodel, Donald Los Angeles County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus 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 Emeritus (Retired) Environmental Horticulture/Environmental Science
Lobo, Ramiro San Diego County
  Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor Farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, agricultural tourism, small farms, new/specialty crops
Middleton, Eric San Diego County
  Area IPM Advisor
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
Pitton, Bruno Placer-Nevada Counties
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Reid, Karrie San Joaquin County
  Retired Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Landscape Horticulture/Water Conservation
Rios, Sonia
  Area Subtropical Horticulture Advisor
Shogren, Christopher Los Angeles County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Horticulture, nursery crops, pest management, exotic and invasive pests
Solins, Joanna Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Urban green infrastructure
Spinelli, Gerardo San Diego County
  Production Horticulture Advisor Nurseries and Floriculture
Tjosvold, Steven Santa Cruz County
  Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus Environmental horticulture
Volk, Emma Ventura County
  Production Horticulture Area Advisor
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor - Emeritus 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, Jorn Nematology Department
  Distinguished Professor of Cooperative Extension in Nematology & Distinguished Nematologist Integrated pest management of plant-parasitic nematodes
Del Castillo Munera, Johanna Plant Pathology - CAES
  Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension Basic biologic understanding of fungal and oomycete pathogens, and development of applied research to solve current problems that agriculture faces in greenhouse to the field. I am particularly interested in developing and improving sustainable solutions for disease control through studies of fungal and oomycete biology, population genetics and community ecology.
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 invasive arthropod pests of importance to agricultural, urban, and wilderness areas. Foreign exploration, host range and host specificity testing of natural enemy species under consideration for possible release in California. Pest
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
Ploeg, Antoon Nematology Department
  Nematology Specialist Management of plant-parasitic nematodes in field and vegetable crops.
Wu, Laosheng Environmental Sciences
  Professor of Soil & Water Science/CE Water Management Specialist Soil Physics, Water Management, Water Reuse, Soil Salinity
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
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.
Trotter, Vince Marin County
  Sustainable Ag Coordinator & Agricultural Ombudsman
Fujino, Dave UC Davis CA&ES
  Executive Director, CA Center for Urban Horticulture
Hoover, Benjamin
  Assistant Professor Nursery Crop Production
Nackley, Lloyd
  Assistant Professor Nursery Production
Perry, Ed Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Environmental Horticulture
Membership Totals
Number of Members45
ANR Members41
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