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Environmental Horticulture


Cooperative Extension's Environmental Horticulture Program 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   drhodel@ucanr.edu

Dennis Pittenger  Water conservation (Southern California)
(951) 827-3320   dennis.pittenger@ucr.edu

John Kabashima  Nursery management and exotic pests (LA and Orange counties)
(714) 708-1611   jnkabashima@ucanr.edu

Janet Hartin  Sustainable landscaping (LA and San Bernardino counties)
(951) 387-2171   jshartin@ucanr.edu

Cheryl Wilen  Integrated pest management (LA, Orange and San Diego counties)
(858) 822-7795   cawilen@ucanr.edu

Siavash Taravati  Integrated pest management (LA, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties)
(626) 586-1981  staravati@ucanr.edu

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)