UC Pest Notes -University of California’s official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and non-pesticide alternatives for managing pests around
- 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.
- Cut ‘Rose Care Tips’ (https://www.proflowers.com/blog/rose-care-tips)Natural Pest Controls
- Orcon Solutions for common pests: Aphids, Spider Mites, Horn-worms, and
Invisible fence kits to help keep out deer, pets, etc.:
- A Visual Guide To Roses Types of Roses
- Basic Rose info from Australia ( very applicable for Bay Area gardens) –https://blog.flowersacrosssydney.com.au/how-to-grow-
- roses/https://www.highrises.com/microgardening-for-condo-and-apartment-living.php .
- 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 Information 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 catalog – Certified Virus Free along with Grapes and Berries: (click on the descriptions and catalog link)
- Genetic Fruit Trees: Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Nectarines and Peaches
- Nut trees: Almond, Chestnuts, Filberts, Pecans and Walnut
- Fact Sheets information on 41 individual fruits, including botanical identification, plant description and culture notes, and characteristics of cultivars.
- Topical Fruit guidelines
- 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
- Calscape – Use the Calscape Garden Planner to find plants unique to your zip code and design ideas for a range of landscaping styles.
Tidbits and other stuff:
- A Home Gardening Guide for the Family
- Gardening At Home With Kids
- Gardening for Kids
- Gardening Resources for 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/
- Asbestos concerns and Cancer in older Garden Sheds- www.mesotheliomaHub.com/mesothelioma
- The positive effects of individuals interacting with nature. – nature and gardening focused trials
- Organic gardening: https://blog.flowersacrosssydney.com.au/guide-to-organic-sustainable-gardening
- gardening terminology/glossary of terms lists all the gardening tools you should have