Current news in landscape horticulture.
Added Jan 2, 2013
Training Young Trees: complete video series now available online
Added Nov 28, 2012
CHECK THIS OUT:
The UC ANR Catalog is filled with useful resources for the landscape professional.
Added Aug 22, 2012
CORDLESS ZERO-EMISSION COMMERCIAL LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) is providing a new grant opportunity for the demonstration of cordless zero-emission commercial lawn and garden equipment.
The SJVAPCD is seeking applications from commercial lawn and garden professionals wishing to participate in the demonstration program. The purpose of the program is to demonstrate the performance of cordless zero-emission commercial lawn and garden equipment in non-residential applications to accelerate market acceptance and build upon the progress already made in the residential sector. Currently, available zero-emission equipment is limited in the commercial sector and the demonstration would allow participants to gain hands-on familiarity with the equipment. The data obtained through in-use testing and reporting would help further improve, and encourage the use of clean technologies.
The Request for Application (RFA) is now available to interested commercial lawn care end-users within the San Joaquin Valley.
Date Issued: Monday, August 20, 2012
Close: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Added Aug 13, 2012
OFF ERADICATION DECLARED JUNE 18!
Added Oct 6, 2011
Quarantine Lifted! As of July, the restrictions on moving fruit throughout Stockton have been suspended.
Oriental Fruit Fly has been found in Stockton. The extent of the occurrences is yet to be determined, but all sightings should be reported to the County Ag. Commissioner. 209-953-6000
Added Aug 5, 2011
JAPANESE BEETLE has been spotted in Fair Oaks in Sacramento County.
For more information on its life cycle, distribution and controls:
Added Apr 8, 2011
THE DROUGHT IS OVER!
Or is it?
In the final weeks of March 2011 the Sierra snowpack survey was released: this year is 160% water content and, with that, Governor Brown proclaimed the 3 year old drought declaration ended.
Added Dec 10, 2010
The invasive Red Palm Weevil has been detected in Orange County, setting off an intensive survey and trapping program in the area. All homeowners and landscape professionals are called on to be alert to the appearance of this devastating pest.