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What Is Consumer Horticulture?

As the Horticulture Extension Agent for Union County, I am responsible for the area called Consumer Horticulture. So, what …

Red Flowers in Greenhouse

Caring for Holiday Plants

The tradition of taking plants as gifts to friends and family is part of the holiday season. With modest …

Pruning Trees

Pruning Young Trees

Did you know that winter is the best time to prune trees? Pruning creates fresh wounds on the tree …

Pink Flowers Bloomed

Fall Outings and Planting

Now that schools are in session and Labor Day is here, my thoughts turn to fall, even though our …

We Grow Union County in front of picture of people at a dinner

Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

fall leaves on grass lawn

Fall Excursions

Soon we will be experiencing the crisp cool, sunny days of fall with azure blue skies and leaves turning …

field of goldenrod upclose

Goldenrod, Harbinger of Fall

The bright yellow plumes of the Solidago species that wave gracefully along roadsides and in waste areas from July …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Greenhouse Weed Control

This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …

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Seed and Seed Quality

This guide presents basic facts about seeds, including how they develop, how to store and …

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Water Quality for Golf Course Superintendents and Professional Turf Managers

Follow the suggestions and BMPs described in this publication to reduce sediment and keep nutrients …

Water Quality and Professional Turfgrass Managers

Although groundwater and surface waters are rarely polluted by turfgrass pesticides, turf managers should consider …

Appendix 2. Fertility and Nutrients

This appendix of the 2016 Southeast Regional Caneberry Production Guide, offers more comprehensive information on …

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Appendix 1. Nematode Diagnostic Services

This appendix to the 2016 Southeast Regional Caneberry Production Guide presents contact information for nematode …

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Handling to Avoid Contaminents

This publication, chapter 14 of the 2016 Southeast Regional Caneberry Production Guide, offers resources for …

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Figure 22. Shiny black (right) and dull black (left) Ouachita.

Harvesting and Postharvest Management

This publication, chapter 13 of the 2016 Southeast Regional Caneberry Production Guide, offers tips on …

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