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Environmental Horticulture in San Joaquin County

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The Professional's Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

Resources to help you:

  • Minimize chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the environment through INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
  • Use water conservatively
  • Build and maintain soil health
  • Eliminate non-storm run-off to storm drains
  • Use plants appropriate for their space, use, and climate
  • Minimize green waste to the landfill
  • Provide food and shelter for beneficial wildlife

GREEN GARDENER TRAINING

Course for professional maintenance gardeners

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Taught in 3 Modules, this course teaches practices that will help you improve the health of landscapes, conserve natural resources, and provide a tool to market yourself as a San Joaquin County Green Gardener!

Next course begins FALL 2019. FIND OUT MORE by clicking HERE.

Click for a list of San Joaquin County Qualified Green Gardeners for download

 

UC Delivers

Field trials identify more native plants suitable for urban landscapes
California's landscape horticulture industry is constantly growing due to population growth, housing expansion and refurbishing of older urban areas. This industry growth requires an almost constant input of new plant material to address a variety of horticultural needs and tastes. Historically, many landscapes were planted with species requiring large amounts of water, fertilizers, and pesticides to remain attractive and healthy. One significant result of this practice has been increasing levels of chemicals in urban water run-off to watersheds, leading to negative impacts on the health of the aquatic ecosystems. In addition to this, widespread use of inappropriate plants in a summer-dry climate can contribute to a shortage of water in areas supplied by seasonal snow-melt. For these reasons, the nursery and landscape industry is in constant need of a supply of new, beautiful, drought-tolerant and disease-resistant plants.

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In the News

Sacramento's Capital Park drastically reduces pesticides through IPM

Capitol Park in Sacramento is one of the capital region's greenest places.

Its 40 acres are blanketed in lush lawns and adorned with an abundance of shrubs and flowers, including renowned rose and camellia gardens, and more than 1,000 (about 200 varieties) of trees. Yet visitors may be surprised to know that this botanical delight is cared for by staff who hardly use any synthetic chemical pesticides.

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New disease in CA Native nursery plants

A new disease coming from potted specimens of some California native species is showing up and carrying disease to the landscape.

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Pest Management website for Schools

iSchool Pest Manager is new website just for school IPM.  Check it out.

iSchool Pest Manager

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POISONOUS PLANTS

New publication from ANR: Poisonous Plants

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Asian Citrus Psyllid Found in San Joaquin County

Please read the attached letter from the San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office. ACP

To read more about Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease | View All

Tree Training Videos

Tree Training Videos

Training Young Trees: complete video series now available online

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ANR Online Catalog

ANR Online Catalog

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The UC ANR Catalog is filled with useful resources for the landscape professional.

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HOMEOWNER QUESTIONS

CLICK HERE to visit our UC Master Gardener website
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Extension Horticulture Research

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