UC Pest Notes -University of California’s official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and non-pesticide alternatives for managing pests around  

Homes, people, & pet

Agricultural Fruits and Vegetable Crops

Weed Photo Gallery ~ Includes many, but not all, weed species commonly found in California farms and landscapes. Additional species will be added over time.

Natural Enemies Gallery ~ Includes natural enemy species commonly found on California farms and in landscapes. Additional species will be added over time.

More Identification Helpers: ~ Identifying pests is the first step toward managing them. These keys and photo galleries will help you identify pests and their natural enemies.   

Natural Pest Controls

Orcon Solutions for common pests: Aphids, Spider Mites, Horn-worms and others.

Invisible fence kits to help keep out deer, pets, etc.:

Rose Pests:

Insects and Disease of Roses -Baldo Villegas’ Bugland Roses Home Page. The reason for the name is because of my interests and expertise in entomology (bugs) and in roses.

Stem, foliage and Root problems with picture

 Insects, mites, mollusks, and other animal pests

 Abiotic Disorders in Roses – Rose diseases caused by disease organisms and disease-like problems caused by pesticides, nutritional elements, and environmental factors.


General Fruit Tree Information:

Fruit Tree Chilling Requirements:

Dormancy is broken when sufficient cold temperature breaks down the growth inhibitors within the tree. This is called vernalization, “chilling,” or “winter chill.” A specific number of cumulative hours of chilling (temperatures between 32°F – 45°F), are required to break dormancy, which varies from variety to variety.

Chilling Unit Accumulation – A City by City listing from November 1 through March 30 – the usual dormant season for California’s tree fruit and nut crops.

Varieties of Fruits and Nuts:

Dave Wilson: Fruit Trees Variety Guide, all the standards varieties plus Jujubies, Pawpaws, Asian Pears, Fruiting Mulberry, Pluot and Apriuma

Nuts Tree Guide: Almond, Chestnuts, Filberts, Pecans, Pistachios and Walnuts

Fruit Tree Rootstock – Pros and cons ( Table Format ) – Virus Free Rootstocks

Blueberry information:

Low Chill or Southern Highbush Varieties

Zaiger Genetic Dwarf Fruit Trees:

Varieties:  Pluot® & Aprium®,Plum-Cot & Cherry Plum, Peach, Almond, Nectarine, Cherry, Apricot, and Apple

Pacific Grove Fruit Trees – Fruit Tree Varieties guide – Certified Virus Free

Genetic Fruit Trees: Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Nectarines and Peaches

Nut trees:  Almond, Chestnuts, Filberts, Pecans and Walnut

Grapes and Berries:

Diseases and Pest of Fruit Trees:

Sub-Tropical Fruits:

Fact Sheets information on 41 individual fruits, including botanical identification, plant description and culture notes, and characteristics of cultivars.

Avocado’s and Citrus — Varieties

Diseases and Pest of Avocados

 Diseases and Pests of Citrus

Growing Avocados from seed

Growing Citrus in the ground

Growing Citrus in containers

Growing Citrus as a Houseplant

Propagation Chart for Sub-Tropical Fruits  

Tidbits and other stuff:

Gardening At Home With Kids

Indoor Apartment Gardening  (some of the info may not apply so get a second opinion)

Understand Gardening Types, Tools, Tips and Benefits 

Gardening & Mesothelioma – https://mesothelioma.net/gardening-therapy-cancer-patients/

A Visual Guide To Roses     Types of Roses

https://www.highrises.com/microgardening-for-condo-and-apartment-living.php .