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Summary Coordinate and target research and education programs in the areas of water conservation and quality, irrigation and pest activity interactions, green waste management, and sustainable turfgrass selection and culture.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name James Baird (Chair)
Phone 951-827-5630; 2137
Unit: Botany & Plant Sciences
Membership List
AES Scientist
Lukaszewski, Adam Botany & Plant Sciences
  Geneticist   Professor Plant Cytogenetics
Snyder, Richard Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Biometeorology Specialist Biometeorology, climatology, irrigation scheduling, freeze & frost protection, evapotranspiration modeling, effective rainfall, climatic risk analysis
(info only) Wu, Lin Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Horticulturist-AES Turfgrass breeding and management, ecological genetics and stress physiology, plant mineral nutrition and environmental stress physiology
CE Advisor
Basinger, Ashley San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Environmental Horticulture
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.
Harivandi, M. Ali Alameda County
  Environmental Horticulturist, Emeritus Turfgrass, Soils, and Water
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
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
Robb, Karen Mariposa County
  Farm Advisor   County Director Horticulture, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management, Ag/Urban Issues
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor. Also: IPM Extension Coordinator for Natural Resources 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, James Botany & Plant Sciences
  Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management and Assistant Turfgrass Horticulturist Turfgrass Management
Becker, J. Nematology Department
  Cooperative Extension Specialist & Nematologist Integrated pest management of plant-parasitic nematodes
Crohn, David Environmental Sciences
  Associate Professor of Environmental Science   Extension Biological Systems Engineer Biological systems for municipal waste management, nonpoint source pollution, design of land application systems, water resource management, surface water quality.
(info only) Cudney, David Botany & Plant Sciences
  Emeritus   CE Weed Scientist
Elmore, Clyde Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Scientist, Emeritus Vegetation management in ornamentals, turf, tree fruits and vines, use of resident vegetation and planted cover crops, utilization of soil solarization for control of weeds
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
McHughen, Alan Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Biotechology Specialist and Geneticist Molecular Genetics, Genetic Engineering
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
Putnam, Daniel Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist, Agronomist in the AES Alfalfa and forage crops systems, forage quality and utilization, alternative field crops, cellulosic energy crops (switchgrass, miscanthus) crop ecology.
Wong, Frank Plant Pathology
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Diseases of Turf and Landscape/Urban Plant Pathology
Wu, Laosheng Environmental Sciences
  Professor   CE Water Management Specialist Soil physics, vadose-zone hydrology, water quality, water management
Other ANR
Cockerham, Stephen Dean's Office CNAS
  Superintendent Agricultural operations, field stations, turfgrass research
Crump, Amanda Department of Plant Sciences
  Lecturer, International Agricultural Development Extension Education, Postsecondary Education, Women and Vulnerable Groups, International Agricultural Development, International Program Management and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Integrated Pest Management, Tree Health, Technology Transfer Evaluation
Gibeault, Victor Botany & Plant Sciences
  Emeritus   CE Environmental Horticulturist The development and evaluation of warm- and cool-season turfgrass species and cultivars for California environments and uses. Cultural work on turfgrass emphasizes water use and irrigation strategies, integrated pest management techniques and wear tolerance
Green, Robert Botany & Plant Sciences
  Turfgrass Research Specialist Specialist - Research activity is in two primary areas: defining irrigation requirements of turfgrasses and annual bluegrass putting green management. Dr. Green also provides leadership for the University of California Turfgrass Research Advisory Committee (UCRTRAC) and the UCR Turf.
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
Geisel, Pamela Department of Plant Sciences
  UC Cooperative Extension Advisor, emeritus Environmental Horticulture
Hanak, Ellen Public Policy Institute of CA
  Research Fellow
Henry, James Riverside County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Turf and landscape, Master Gardener Program
Shaw, David San Diego North County Office
  Farm Advisor Turfgrass, Landscape, Arboriculture, Irrigation Management
Other UC
Ries, Steve UCR Ag Operations
  Staff Research Assoc Turfgrass management, soils
Membership Totals
Number of Members36
ANR Members30
Info Only2
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