Spring 2013 Edition (Volume 17, Issue 1)
The University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance (UCNFA) aims to serve the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products. UCNFA News is a periodic publication focusing on issues and new research in subject areas of interest to the nursery and floriculture industry.
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The focus of this newsletter issue is on IPM programs to address the increasing numbers of pests that impact ornamental crops and curtail the escalating use of pesticides to control them.
The two feature articles report progress in reducing pesticide use (written by Michael Parrella) and developing IPM programs for weeds, mollusks and vertebrates (written by Cheryl Wilen).
Our regular columns — “Science to the Grower,” “Disease Focus,” “Insect Hot Topics” — describe various IPM issues (thrips management and fertilizers, pathogen management in recycled water, and monitoring for Ligurian leafhopper, respectively).
The use of hot water treatments in IPM programs and the management of Bagrada bug and light brown apple moth are discussed in the three Regional Reports.
In This Issue
Pesticide Use on the Decline in California Cut Flower Production: The Untold Story
by Michael Parrella, Christine Casey, Andrew Melicharek, Machiko Murdock
and Daniel Klittich
Progress in Managing Weeds, Mollusks and Vertebrates
by Cheryl Wilen
Science to the Grower by Richard Evans
Disease Focus by Deborah Mathews
Insect Hot Topics by Jim Bethke
UCCE Regional Report Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties
UCCE Regional Report Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties
New ANR Publications