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Landscape and Urban Horticulture

Summary Coordinate statewide research and education programs addressing issues such as water conservation, water quality, plant materials, management, and environmental quality.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Karrie Reid (Co-Chair)
Phone 530-754-4883
Unit: UC Davis Plant Sciences
Name Steven Swain (Co-Chair)
Phone (415) 473-4204
Unit: Marin County
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
Lieth, Johann (Heiner) 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.
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.
Snyder, Richard Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Biometeorology Specialist Biometeorology, climatology, irrigation scheduling, freeze & frost protection, evapotranspiration modeling, effective rainfall, climatic risk analysis
Waines, J. Giles Botany & Plant Sciences
  Geneticist Professor Director-Botanic Gardens and Herbarium Cytogenetics, plant breeding and crop evolution-emphasis on wheat, beans,salvia, lilac, delphinium; roots, drought tolerance
CE Advisor
Bennaton, Rob Alameda County
  Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor Small Scale Food Production and Soil Quality/Resource Management ; Food and Land Access and Security
Bethke, James San Diego County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus Nurseries and Floriculture
Blakey, Dustin Inyo-Mono Counties
  County Director / Farm Advisor
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 Composter Program UCCE Santa Clara.
Downer, A. James Ventura County
  Environmental Horticulture/Plant Pathology Advisor Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Harivandi, M. Ali Alameda County
  Environmental Horticulturist, Emeritus Turfgrass, Soils, and Water
Hartin, Janet San Bernardino County
  Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Environmental horticulture, arboriculture, irrigation needs of landscape plants
Hasey, Janine Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Tree Crop and Environmental Horticulture Advisor Emeritus, Master Gardener Advisor Pomology, Horticulture, Master Gardener Program
Haver, Darren South Coast Research & Extension Center
  Associate Director for REC System/Director South Coast REC
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 Emeritus Environmental Horticulture/Environmental Science
Lacan, Igor San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
  Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor Urban Forestry
Lazaneo, Vincent San Diego County
  Urban Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus Urban horticulture and pest management education, Master Gardener Volunteer Program
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
Moratorio, Mario Solano County
  Emeritus Small Farm Urban Horticulture Advisor Small farms, grapes, urban horticulture and Master Gardener programs in Solano and Yolo.
Pelham, Jennifer Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
  Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Landscape, Master Gardener Academic Advisor in San Diego and Orange Counties
Pittenger, Dennis Botany & Plant Sciences
  Area Environmental Horticulturist Functional use of ornamental plants in urban landscapes. Landscape irrigation management, urban tree management, species selection, woody plant soil/root interactions.
Reid, Karrie UC Davis Plant Sciences
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Reiter, Maggie Kings 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
Sutherland, Andrew Alameda County
  Integrated Pest Management Advisor urban IPM of arthropods
Swain, Steven Marin County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Tjosvold, Steven Santa Cruz County
  Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus Environmental horticulture
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
Baird Jr., James Botany & Plant Sciences
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management and Associate Turfgrass Horticulturist Turfgrass Management
Becker, J
  Professor of Cooperative Extension in Nematology and 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 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
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
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
Berry, Alison Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Plant Biologist-AES Emerita Assessment of nitrogen fixing plants, root and root nodule development, management of woody landscape plants, mistletoe control, biofuels
Dreistadt, Steve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Principal Editor IPM, ornamentals, landscape, biological control
Farrar, Jim Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Director, Statewide IPM Program IPM, integrated pest management, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi
Gable, Missy UC Master Gardener Program
  Director Horticulture
Schellman, Anne Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Urban IPM Educator
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area Urban IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
frame, kent
  program Manager II water use efficiency
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.
Membership Totals
Number of Members49
ANR Members47
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