Fall 2012 Edition (Volume 16, Issue 3)
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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Despite their astuteness and abilities in other areas, most managers in agriculture have little formal education in business and even less in human resource management. Yet managing people is an essential part of growing nursery stock or flowers. The two feature articles in this issue of UCNFA News are a brief introduction into the importance of managing farm labor and recommended practices in hiring new personnel. The authors — Howard Rosenberg (UCCE Specialist emeritus) and Gregorio Billikopf (UCCE Farm Personnel Advisor) — will be contributing articles and web-links with similar information in future newsletters.
In This Issue
Benefits of Effective Personnel Management
by Howard Rosenburg
Practical Steps to Employee Selection: Designing the Employee Selection Process
by Gregorio Billikopf
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
Fall 2012: Ag economic issues and LBAM update
by Steve Tjosvold
Fall 2012 Field Observations: Fusarium Wilt
by Steve Tjosvold
UCCE Regional Report Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties
Fall 2012: News and Resources Related to Ag Labor
by Julie Newman
New ANR Publications
Fall 2012 New Publications compiled by Steve Tjosvold