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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county
What's Growing On - SJMG Blog
An acquaintance recently told me about a favorite and once thriving shrub that was in serious decline. The problem: over time, branches from a nearby tree had grown and spread so widely that they were shading out the sun-loving plant. The only...
Have you ever wondered where to go for advice about landscaping or vegetable gardening? Does a pest problem have you stumped? Do you need guidance on how and when to prune your favorite specimen plant or fruit tree? Master Gardeners are here to...
A friend asked me recently if there are modest sized trees to plant for shade. Her recent experience was removing a Magnolia tree which had cracked up her driveway. The back-hoe operator, who took out the root-ball, said it was the largest he had ever...
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!
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|All About Roses & Preserving Citrus - San Joauqin County||1/20/2020|
|Backyard Orchard - Planting to Pruning San Joaquin County||1/28/2020|
UC Garden Blogs
It's often easier to prevent pests before they become a problem than to try and get rid of them once they infest a home. While some pests can be active year-round, cooler temperatures trigger some pests to find shelter indoors. Creatures such as rats or...
How do monarch butterflies know when to migrate? Take the case of a male monarch reared, released and tagged by Steven Johnson in a Washington State University citizen-science project operated by WSU entomologist David James. Johnson tagged and released...
When you think about global food security, you may not immediately think of plant-parasitic nematodes. But you should. They are a major threat to global food security, says Sebastian Eves-van den Akker of the Department of Plant Sciences, University of...
Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes, garages, and other structures. Rodents that live in close association with humans are called commensal rodents. Rats and mice are the most frequently...