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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

ANR Research Clarifies Role of Tree Species in Air Pollution
Trees and shrubs help clean the air. They absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen and provide surfaces for the deposition of airborne particles and unhealthful gases such as ozone. Also, water evaporating from tree leaves cools the air and shade from trees cuts energy consumption, reducing the need for air-polluting energy generation. However, there is another side to the story. Some trees and shrubs emit high rates of certain volatile organic compounds (VOC), which react with nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sunlight to form ozone, a ground-level pollutant. Other plants emit very little VOC.

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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

CHECK THIS OUT:

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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