works with wholesale nursery growers, the landscape industry, and agencies involved with the management and use of ornamental plants and turfgrass in Los Angeles County.
Research-based information from the University of California is disseminated at meetings, seminars, and conferences for industry professionals, providing them with the latest information on production, marketing, and pest control strategies. This information is important to Los Angeles County's billion dollar nursery industry as it helps improve business profitability.
See also Landscaping for Wildfire Protection, Trace Elements and Urban Gardens and Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture.
Handouts: Use of Graywater in Urban Landscapes & Drought Landscape Recommendations
Landscape and nursery industry professionals can contact our Environmental Horticulture Advisors:
Donald Hodel Landscape management (LA County)
(626) 586-1973 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Pittenger Water conservation (Southern California)
(951) 827-3320 email@example.com
John Kabashima Nursery management and exotic pests (LA and Orange counties)
(714) 708-1611 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Hartin Sustainable landscaping (LA and San Bernardino counties)
(951) 387-2171 email@example.com
Cheryl Wilen Integrated pest management (LA, Orange and San Diego counties)
(858) 822-7795 firstname.lastname@example.org
Siavash Taravati Integrated pest management (LA, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties)
(626) 586-1981 email@example.com
Links to additional information
UC IPM Online
California Landscape Contractors' Association
Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture
California Master Gardener Handbook
UCCE Garden Information Series (brochures)