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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county

You may have heard that ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) was found in Lodi, Manteca and recently Stockton. The Master Gardeners are ready to answer your questions about this invasive pest. Click here to find out how you can help prevent the spread of this unwanted pest and what to do if you think you have it.

Water Conservation Tips   

Click here for water conservation tips and tricks and help conserve water!

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Valley Gardener's Journal For Year-Round Blooms

The San Joaquin Master Gardeners are excited about the Valley Gardener's Journal For Year-Round Blooms. This garden journal is now available for purchase and is great for any gardener. For more info click here!  

UC Garden Blogs
  • The Asian giant hornet measures a little less than two inches long. A nest was recently discovered and destroyed near Blaine, Wash. (Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Agriculture)
    Good News on the Asian-Giant-Hornet News Front

    California this year has faced the COVID-19 pandemic, disastrous wildfires, racial unrest, and political strife--a combination resulting in undue stress and overall fatigue. Should we now worry about those Asian giant hornets becoming...

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • Nymphs of the squash bug, Anasa tristis, an insect that chemical ecologist Anjel Helms studies. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
    Chemical Ecologist to Speak at UC Davis on 'The Smells of Dinner, Death, and Danger'

    The title is intriguing: "The Smells of Dinner, Death, and Danger: How Organisms Navigate Multitrophic Interactions in a Chemical World." Chemical ecologist Anjel Helms of Texas A&M University will share information on that topic...

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • Integrated Weed Management in Rice Systems presentation by Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Integrated Weed Management Rice Systems

    If you didn't get a chance to listen to Whitney Brim-DeForest's webinar presentation on "Integrated Weed Management Rice Systems" (Part 3 of the UCCE Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Continuing Education Series), here it...

    By Gale Perez
    Posted by - Program Representative
  • Professor Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology is a co-author of the publication on the Western flower thrips. This image was taken when she was doing research in France.
    Congrats to the Thrips Team!

    Congratulations to the international team of scientists, including UC Davis entomologist and co-author Diane Ullman, on their publication involving the genome analysis of the western flower thrips, an invasive global agricultural pest that feeds on...

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist




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    Recipes from the Garden: A Taste of the Season

    Welcome y'all to fall. It's time to gather those cast iron skillets and create some autumn happiness. The first recipe is a skillet filled with sweet potatoes, apples, Brussels sprouts, onions, chicken and bacon. It is packed with flavor and delivers a...

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    Help Desk: Compost Problems and Resolutions

    Q. What is wrong with my compost pile, it is not getting hot or even close to 140ºF? A. There could be several things happening here. For one thing, a compost pile needs to be large enough to trap heat and the general rule of thumb is to have a...

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    From the Garden: Decorative Gourds

    Dried gourds are fun to use for fall decorating and crafts. Their hard, woody shells make them ideal for a variety of projects that range from simple to quite complex. The techniques used for decorating gourds include painting, woodburning, carving,...

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    Be Vigilant with Fall Pests

    As fall approaches, life may look like it is slowing down in your garden, but while we're cozy inside our homes lots of critters are busy preparing to wreak havoc. A watchful eye and a little work now and an occasional night trips to the garden will keep...

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    Fall Garden Chores: October, November, and December

    The desire for the peace, exercise, produce, or the beauty gardening brings into our lives seems to be gaining in popularity as we progress toward the end of 2020. Again, this quarter's chores will concentrate on just four chores per month – one...