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Alternatives to Glyphosate

Presentations from the Webinar:

John Roncoroni: Alternatives to glyphosate around trees

Karey Windbiel-Rojas: Alternatives to Glyphosate: Organic Herbicides Efficacy and TradeOffs_Windbiel 2020

Previous research not on the webinar:

Dr. Cheryl Wilen: Postemergence Contact Herbicide Evaluation_Wilen_WSSA_2017

Link to article in CAPCA magazine:

Organic herbicides and glyphosate for weed control: results of coordinated experiments in the landscape


Green Gardener Qualification Training

Formatted into 3 Modules for easier scheduling. Take individual modules or take all 3 and receive the Green Gardener Qualification! Check back in fall for the upcoming winter schedule

See this link for more information. GREEN GARDENER TRAINING


DOING MORE WITH LESS- A water-efficiency workshop

Hear about recent successful field studies in irrigation reductions from around the state, including San Joaquin County.

          Learn how to make the most of your landscapes with less water.

Topics                 -Field study results and lessons learned
                          -Strategies for lowering your water need
                          -Use the Water Use Classification of Landscape
                            Species (WUCOLS) database for hydrozoning
                          -Evaluate irrigation systems for application rate & distribution
                           uniformity, and set effective run times for drip & sprays

When                   Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where                  Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
                           2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton

Workshop flier

AGENDA Dec.2 2016


ETAF Study for San Joaquin County- K Reid

Strategies for Reducing Water Use- K Reid


Irrigation Scheduling DU Oki1

Irrigation Scheduling Runtimes Oki2

BONUS: Drip System Assessment L.Oki (from Sacramento workshop)

Past Workshops:

November 2, 9, and 16, 2012            7:45 am - 11:45 pm

Sustainable by Design: A Landscape Seminar Series

Covered principles of sustainability through the continuum from Design, through Construction and Maintenance.

JUNE 9, 2011                    7:00 am - 11:45 pm

Tree Pruning for Landscape Professionals

This workshop in cooperation with San Joaquin Delta College's Horticulture Department included instruction and hands-on training:

  • Understanding tree growth and structure
  • Planting the right tree in the right place
  • Pruning for structural strength and health
  • Proper cuts: when and how

APRIL 12, 2011            8:00 am-1:30 pm

Water Management for Landscape Professionals

  • San Joaquin County Water Regulations, Current and Future
  • Water-Conserving Turf Management for the Central Valley
  • Using Smart Irrigation Technology
  • Reducing the Impacts of Urban Runoff Water



 An 8-Week Course for landscape maintenance professionals:


Professional instruction that will help you improve the health and beauty of landscapes, conserve water, reduce pesticide use and green waste, be more efficient with your time and your clients' money, and provide a tool to market yourself as a

San Joaquin County Green Gardener!

Attend all 8 evening sessions, 2 half-day Saturdays and pass a final take-home exam to receive a certificate and be listed on the County's website list of qualified Green Gardeners!

  • Week 1: Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Principles and Soils
  • Week 2: Building Healthy Soil, Mulch & Compost
  • Week 3: Irrigation efficiency and scheduling
  • Week 4: Irrigation design and troubleshooting
    • Saturday: irrigation workshop
  • Week 5: Turf management & Fertilizing properly
  • Week 6: Pruning for Structure & Health
    • Saturday: tree planting and pruning workshop
  • Week 7: Integrated Pest Management
  • Week 8: Smart plant selection-Right Plant/Right Place, Selling Green Gardener, & Final exam handout