UC Cooperative Extension - Our Work in Orange County Summary of Accomplishments July 2010 - December 2014 - Orange County, California

 
UC Cooperative Extension - Our Work in Orange County Summary of Accomplishments July 2010 - December 2014 - Orange County, California
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UC Cooperative Extension
Our Work in Orange County

Summary of Accomplishments
July 2010 - December 2014

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UC Cooperative Extension - Our Work in Orange County Summary of Accomplishments July 2010 - December 2014 - Orange County, California
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                                         About
                                         Cooperative
                                         Extension
C ONT E N TS                             Today, the Cooperative Extension (CE) system
                                         represents a national, publicly funded, nonformal
                                         educational system that links educational and research
                                         activities and resources of the U.S. Department of
3    About Cooperative Extension         Agriculture (USDA), land grant universities, and county
                                         administrative units.
4    Summary of Activities
                                         This educational system includes professionals in
10   4-H Youth Development               each of America’s original land-grant universities
                                         created in 1862 (now in the fifty states, Puerto Rico,
12   EFNEP                               the Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Marianas, American
13   Master Food Preservers              Samoa, Micronesia, and the District of Columbia); the
                                         historically black land-grant universities added in
14   Master Gardeners                    1890; and tribal land-grant colleges added in 1994.
16   Environmental Horticulture          In California, CE is staffed by 111 CE specialists
                                         attached to campus departments and 219 CE advisors
19   Water Resources and Water Quality   working out of a statewide network of county CE
                                         offices serving every California County. CE advisors
22   Integrated Pest Management          work closely with local clientele, communities, and
24   Publications                        cooperators to identify critical and emerging needs
                                         in agricultural, natural, and human resources, and
                                         with campus partners to develop research-based
                                         approaches to solve local problems.
                                         CE specialists are integrated into academic departments
                                         at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Riverside, where they
                                         conduct research and develop new technologies. CE
                                         specialists work to connect local CE advisors to the
                                         campus-based Agriculture Experiment Stations and
                                         other resources that may provide appropriate research
                                         and new technologies to address a myriad of issues
                                         and needs throughout California.
                                         University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
                                         takes information developed on its campuses and
                                         research centers and makes it available to local
                                         communities. In addition, Cooperative Extension
                                         experts conduct applied research of their own to
                                         address local problems in the areas of the environment,
                                         water, exotic and invasive pests, gardening, agriculture,
                                         good nutrition, and youth development.

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                                                                                                                                              UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                               Grants            Academic Advisors Salaries and Benefits                                          $1,116,001
                                                                                                                               & In-Kind
                                                                                                                               Services
                                                                                                                                              USDA
                                                                                                                                                 Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program                                     $836,256
                                                                                                                               Provided
                                                                                                                               to Orange
                                                                                                                                              IN-KIND SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                 UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County *                                        $2,015,498
                                                                                                                               County            Orange County Fair and Event Center                                               $275,485

                                                                                                                               July 2010 to   ADDITIONAL GRANTS
Cooperative Extension exists in            and conduct programs for county           of six years. The services managed        Dec. 2014      CALFED (Prop 50) BMP Effectiveness
almost every county in the United          residents. USDA provides program          by UCCE consist of mandated core                            Evaluating BMP Effectiveness to Reduce Volumes and Improve                        $401,587
States and always involves a               support dollars for the Expanded Food     programs to comply with Orange                              Quality of Runoff from Urban Environments
partnership between USDA, the              and Nutrition Education Program           County’s NPDES permit, including
state’s land-grant university, and the     (EFNEP), a nutrition education            water quality research, education,                       California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
county or local government. Each           program for youth and low-income          and outreach activities in areas where                      Disinfecting and Recirculating Irrigation Runoff using Combined                     $11,000
partner plays a key role in providing      families with children. Clerical and      UCCE has extraordinary expertise,                           Vegetated and Slow Sand Filters
funding and support for Cooperative        other support personnel, office space,    particularly relating to fertilizer and
                                                                                                                                                 Removal of Pathogens and Pests from Irrigation Runoff Using                          $8,456
Extension programs.                        program supplies, staff travel, and       pesticide applications, exotic species
                                                                                                                                                 Slow Sand and Vegetated Filters
                                           other administrative support have         control, education and outreach, and
In Orange County, those partners
                                           traditionally been provided by the        training for pesticide management.                       California Department of Food and Agriculture
are the University of California,
                                           County (Attachment A - 1990 MOU).         During this period, UCCE has
USDA, and the County of Orange.                                                                                                                  Microcalorimetry for Rapid Assessment of Specialty Crop                             $18,865
                                                                                     leveraged the core funding from the
The University provides academic           The County of Orange and UCCE                                                                         Salinity Tolerance
                                                                                     Cooperative Agreement to bring over
advisors (Dr. John Kabashima, Dr.          entered into Agreement No. D04-
                                                                                     $6 million into Orange County to help                    California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Darren Haver, Dr. Cheryl Wilen, Dr.        060 (Cooperative Agreement) to
                                                                                     address important local issues.
Niamh Quinn, and Drusilla Rosales)         support core programs for a period                                                                    Urban Pesticide Monitoring Project                                                  $25,454
and program support staff who plan
                                                                                                                                                 Reducing Pesticide Detections in Urban Creeks through                               $39,258
                                                                                                                                                 Outreach to Pest Management Professionals
                                                                                       Cooperative
                                                                                                                                              California Department of Water Resources
                  Additional                                                           Agreement                                                 Evapotranspiration Adjustment Factor Study                                           $2,000
                                                                     17%
                  Grants                     24%
                                                                                                                                              Disney Citizenship
                                                                                          Cooperative Agreement                                  Connecting Urban Youth to the Environment                                           $10,000
                                                                                          University of California
                                                                                                    University                                OC Parks
                                                                               15%        USDA                                                   Landscape Irrigation and IPM Assistance                                         $1,250,000
                                                                                                    of California
                                                                                          In-Kind Services
                                                                                                                                              Slosson Endowment
                                                                                          Additional Grants                                      Weed Control in Residential Landscapes Utilizing Commercially                         $7,516
                                                                                                                                                 Available Alternative Herbicides
                                                                        12%
                      In-Kind                  32%
                      Services                                                             USDA                                               * Based on national volunteer hour values (estimated by Independent Sector via Bureau of Labor
                                                                                                                                              Statistics) and number of volunteer hours reported by UCCE Master Gardeners

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                                                 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AGREEMENT PERIOD

Cooperative
                                                  • Review and technical input provided for the 2013 Report
                                                    of Waste Discharge submitted to the Regional Water           UCCE
                                                    Quality Control Boards                                       PRINCIPAL ADVISORS
                                                  • Analysis of the raw data for the fertilizer and pesticide

Agreement
                                                                                                                 & SUPPORT STAFF
                                                    section of the NPDES permittee’s annual progress reports
                                                                                                                  • Dr. Darren Haver
                                                  • Distributed pesticide and fertilizer-related outreach           UCCE OC County Director,
                                                    materials developed by UCCE to the general public

Summary of
                                                                                                                    South Coast REC Director, Water
                                                    utilizing 300 certified Master Gardener volunteers at           Quality/Water Resources Advisor
                                                    various venues throughout the County
                                                                                                                  • Dr. John Kabashima
                                                  • Conducted urban landscape water quality training                Environmental Horticulture

Activities
                                                    programs for over 300 UCCE Master Gardeners                     Advisor
                                                  • Conducted annual irrigation, water quality, and integrated    • Dr. Niamh Quinn
                                                    pest management (IPM) training sessions at the annual           Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor
                                                    Urban Landscape and Garden Expo at UC ANR South
                                                                                                                  • Drusilla Rosales
                                                    Coast REC.
                                                                                                                    Nutrition, Family, and Consumer
The relationship between the County of            • Conducted multiple tours of the demonstration                   Sciences Advisor
Orange and the University of California             landscapes at UC ANR South Coast REC, designed to
                                                                                                                  • Dr. Cheryl Wilen
Cooperative Extension (UCCE) was initially          provide homeowners, landscape professionals, and
                                                                                                                    Area IPM Advisor
established in 1918 to serve as a conduit for       developers with information on landscape management
                                                    practices to mitigate pesticide runoff and conserve water     • Guadalupe Cabrera
scientific research to flow from UC campuses                                                                        Nutrition Educator
to address local issues. This long partnership    • Continued partnership with the California Department
                                                    of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) to monitor pesticides in       • Tammy Majcherek
continued in 2010 with the County entering
                                                    surface runoff from strictly urban environments in an           Water Quality/Water Resources
into a 5-year cooperative agreement to focus
                                                    effort to identify changes in use in response to outreach       Program Coordinator
the majority of UCCE’s efforts on protecting
and improving water resources in Orange             efforts designed to protect water quality                     • Stephanie Monterroza
County.                                           • Continued collaboration with UC Riverside and CDPR to           Nutrition Educator
                                                    expand previous project which successfully resulted in        • Alejandrina Orozco
UCCE delivers programs in areas where                                                                               Nutrition Educator
                                                    a 50 percent reduction in synthetic pyrethroid use by
we have specific expertise, particularly
                                                    professional pest control operators participating in the      • Hilda Perez
the areas of fertilizer and pesticide use,
                                                    project                                                         Nutrition Educator
irrigation efficiency, native and invasive
pests, youth development, and nutrition.          • Collaborated with the County of Orange Stormwater             • Sharon Stolen
In close collaboration with Environmental           Program to develop an IPM Policy adopted by all Orange          Master Gardener Coordinator,
Resources within OC Public Works, UCCE              County municipalities                                           Master Food Preserver
brings resources to the County in the form of     • Provided technical oversight on outreach materials              Coordinator
grant monies, a handful of academics tasked         related to areas where UCCE has particular expertise,         • Jason Suppes
with research and extension specifically            such as plant water needs, fertliziers, biological              4-H Program Representative
focused on Orange County issues, and the            control, and pesticides. See OC Watersheds website:           • Monica Dimson
presence of UC ANR South Coast Research             ocwatersheds.com/PublicEd/residents/better-                     Integrated Pest Management
and Extension Center (REC), a 200-acre              gardening-practices.html and ocwatersheds.com/                  Staff Research Associate
research and extension center in Irvine.            PublicEd/residents/glltd                                      • Corey Harris
                                                  • Successfully controlled Red Palm Weevil in Laguna Beach,        Water Quality/Water Resources
                                                    thereby preventing the widespread use of pesticides that        Staff Research Associate
                                                    would have been used to manage the infestation, had it        • Grant Johnson
                                                    spread throughout Orange County                                 Water Quality/Water Resources
                                                  • Hosted the annual Urban Landscape and Garden                    Staff Research Associate
                                                    Education Expo event at UC ANR South Coast REC, which
                                                    were attended by nearly 2,500 Orange County visitors
                                                    between 2010 and 2014

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PUBLICATIONS                                 COMMITTEES
UCCE Orange County Advisors            are   & ISSUE-ORIENTED
                                             ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
                                                                                                 150+
constantly producing journal, peer
reviewed, technical, semi-technical,         UCCE Advisors are active members
popular, website, and leaflet publications   of numerous committees that handle
on topics ranging from water quality to
pest management. Our publications aim
                                             local issues concerning water runoff,
                                             water quality, pest management, and
                                                                                                 publications
                                                                                                 150+
to make UC information available for         invasive species. These committees
homeowners and industry professionals        address the needs of county and local
as well as other researchers. See page
                                                                                                 presentations
                                             agencies, commercial agriculture and
24 for a full list of those publications     nurseries, pest control professionals,
written during the term of this              professional scientific societies, large-

                                                                                                 30+
Cooperative Agreement.                       scale landscape maintenance, and
                                             home gardens/ landscapes.

PRESENTATIONS                                Water and Natural Resources                         committees
Dr. Haver, Dr. Kabashima, and Dr. Wilen        •   American Water Resources
frequently present lectures and lead               Association
workshops for local, regional, national,       •   National Academy of Sciences                  UCCE
and international groups. Presentation
topics cover a wide range of water             •
                                                   Committee
                                                   Natural Resources Conservation
                                                                                                 Orange County
and environmental issues, including                Service/USDA Local Working                    Advisor Activities,
Integrated Pest Management, invasive               Groups
and exotic pests, entomology, weed             •   Newport Bay Watershed-Wide                    July 2010 to
identification and management, abiotic             Monitoring Workgroup                          December 2014
plant disorders, horticulture, landscape       •   Orange County Stormwater
maintenance, pesticide laws and                    Local Implementation Plan
regulations, water quality management              and Program Effectiveness                                                     Dr. Cheryl Wilen conducts a weed identification and management
practices, reducing pesticide runoff               Assessment Committee                                                          workshop for OC Parks rangers.                                                    AWARDS
(nursery and residential), irrigation          •   Orange County Stormwater
scheduling, and water-conscientious                                                                                                                                                                                UCCE Orange County has received
                                                   Overwatering Campaign Sub-            •   American Society of Horticultural                                                                                     several awards in recognition of its
plant selection.                                   committee                                 Science                             Agriculture and                           Administrative                          work on water and pests. These include:
During the term of this Cooperative            •   Orange County Stormwater              •   California Association of
                                                   Public Education Committee
                                                                                                                                 Nursery Production                          •   Cal Poly Pomona Plant Science       •   Induction into the Green Industry
Agreement, UCCE Orange County’s                                                              Nurseries and Garden Centers
                                                                                                                                                                                 Industry Advisory Board                 Hall of Fame (2014)
advisors reached out to a variety              •   San Jacinto Agricultural Waiver           Nursery Growers Leadership            •   California Department of Food
of audiences. These groups include                                                                                                     and Agriculture Nursery Advisory      •   Elvenia J. Slosson Endowment        •   2011 CAPCA (California
                                                   Advisory Committee                        Board
landscape maintenance professionals,                                                                                                   Board                                     Fund Advisory Committee                 Agriculture Pest Control Advisors
                                               •   Tri-City Water Conservation           •   California Association of
pest control professionals (both                                                                                                                                                                                         Association) Outstanding
                                                   Group (San Juan Capistrano,               Nurseries and Garden Centers          •   Orange County Farm Bureau             •   External Reviewer of the
landscape and structural), nursery                                                                                                                                                                                       Contribution to Agriculture Award
                                                   Dana Point, and San Clemente)             Research Committee                    •   Research Advisory Committee,              Department of Plant Sciences at
growers, agricultural growers, certified                                                                                                                                         Cal Poly Pomona                     •   2010 Entomological Society
                                               •   Vertebrate Pest Council               •   California Association of Pest            UC ANR South Coast Research
arborists, professional gardeners,                                                                                                                                                                                       of America National IPM
                                               •   Wildlife Society (International           Control Advisers                          and Extension Center                  •   Orange Coast College
Homeowners Associations, property                                                                                                                                                                                        Team Award for the California
                                                   wildlife management working           •   California Department of Food         •   UC Nursery and Floriculture               Horticulture Advisory Committee
management companies, CalTrans,                                                                                                                                                                                          Department of Pesticide
                                                   group, Urban wildlife working             and Agriculture Diaprepes                 Alliance Executive Committee          •   Research Center Administrators
building      industry      professionals,                                                                                                                                                                               Regulation Pest Ant Management
                                                   group, Wildlife damage                    Advisory Committee                                                                  Society
regulators (DPR, CDFA, SWRCB/                                                                                                                                                                                            Alliance Project.
                                                   management working group)             •   California Department of Food       Landscape                                   •   United Agribusiness League
RWQCB, DWR), government officials                                                                                                                                                                                    •   2010 Entomological Society of
                                                                                             and Agriculture Glassy Winged                                                       Scholarship Committee
(local, regional, state, national), County                                                                                         •   California Friendly Gardens                                                       America, Pacific Branch ESA IPM
                                             Pest Management                                 Sharpshooter Nursery Task Force           Contest Committee                     •   United Agribusiness League
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Team Award for the California
staff (OC Parks, OC Watersheds, Ag
                                             and Horticulture Research                   •   California Department of Food         •   Southern California Gardeners
                                                                                                                                                                                 International Trade Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Department of Pesticide
Commissioner), other academics, and                                                                                                                                              Committee
                                                                                             and Agriculture PSHB Committee            Federation Lecturer                                                               Regulation Pest Ant Management
the general public.                            •   American Chemical Society
                                                                                         •   Urban IPM Advisory Board                                                                                                    Alliance Project.

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4-H
Youth
Development
Head, heart,
hands, and health                                       Project Access
                                                        youth experiment with a watershed model.

4-H Youth Development promotes                 with Tanaka Farms, OC Parks, and the       County youth. We have several partners
hands-on learning and is based on              SAUSD Migrant Education Program,           who help us achieve these goals; some
parent and volunteer participation. 4-H        among others.                              of our current activities and activities
welcomes all youth ages 5-19 (and                                                         from this agreement period include:
                                               We have a lot of plans for the future,
adult volunteers) from all backgrounds                                                      •   Working with OC Watersheds to
                                               too. This year a foundation was laid to
in all locales regardless of race, religion,                                                    increase and support the effort
                                               broaden the reach of Orange County
color, national origin, sex, marital status,                                                    to bring watershed education
                                               4-H into afterschool programs, bringing
sexual orientation, age, veteran status,                                                        directly to school aged children
                                               4-H curriculum, activities, and training
medical condition or disability.                                                                - supported by a Toyota grant for
                                               into the hands of afterschool education
4-H Clubs are run by youth, with the help                                                       water education in OC
                                               staff. This behind the scenes effort
of adult advisors. Club projects focus         will bear fruit in 2015 as we report on      •   Connecting with California
on anything from art to zoology and            the hundreds of new youth reached in             Coastal Commission exploring
help members build skills they can use         underserved communities though out               educational programs for 4-H at
the rest of their lives. 4-H educational       Orange County through a newly forged             the Upper Newport Back Bay
experiences are built around life skills       partnership with Project Access, a non-      •   “Connecting Urban Youth to
that center on positive self-esteem,           profit organization providing community          the Environment:” through this
communication, and decision making.            resources to low income housing                  project, provided by Disney
                                               developments across California. And of           Citizenship, we delivered 12
                                               course, we are continuously increasing           weeks of experiential, hands
A growing group                                program visibility through various               on environmental education
During the last agreement period, we           outreach events (Tanaka Farms Open               to four low-income housing
trained dozens of new adult volunteer          House, San Juan Capistrano Earth Day,            developments managed by
leaders and created a number of                Poultry Demo Day at Ortega Tack and              community partner Project
new parterships and programs that              Feed, South Coast REC Open House)                Access. Topics included
have allowed us to provide an array            and social media campaigns.                      watersheds, soil science, climate
of programs amd opportunities to                                                                change, food systems, and
diverse youth groups. This includes the                                                         recycling/waste management.
Down Syndrome Association of Orange            ENVIRONMENT &                                    Participating youth were also
County 4-H Club, the Los Alamitos              Watershed Education                              taken to O’Neill Wilderness Park
US Army Reserve and National Guard,            Many of our programs aim to deliver              to take part in Acorn Day, an
and the UCCE Master Food Preservers.                                                            annual environment education         (Clockwise from top) Project Access youth participating in hands-on environmental education; showing off their Watershed
                                               environmental education to Orange
We’ve also continued our partnerships                                                           event hosted by OC Parks.            Activity Books; exploring O’Neill Wilderness Park on an Acorn Day excursion, an annual environmental education event.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Orange County Master Food Preservers
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Program has provided numerous
                                                                                                                                                                                                   services for local residents. Each year
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the program has drawn new volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and certified additional Master Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Preservers,    attaining    a    current
                                                                                                                                                                                                   membership of 42. In that time, Master

Expanded                                                                                                                                               Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Food Preserves have provided nearly
                                                                                                                                                                                                   3,600 volunteer hours and reached

Food and                                                                                                                                               Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                   out to over 5,800 individuals in Orange
                                                                                                                                                                                                   County.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Our Master Food Preserver projects

Nutrition                                                                                                                                              Preservers
                                                                                                                                                                                                   have garnered awards from the UCCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                   statewide program, sweeping first,

Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                   second, and third place prizes for
                                                                                                                                                                                                   creating Quick Tip cards as handouts
                                                                                                                                                       Safe food preservation you                  for the public on basic food safety and

Program
                                                    Olivewood Elementary preschool                                                                     can count on                                preservation; initiating an email-based
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Helpline which answers questions from

                                                                                          9,500+
                                                    program’s proud graduating class.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the public in California and across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   US; and developing a Junior Master
                                                                                                                                                       We want to help residents of Orange
Community-based                               Through one of several UC-approved
                                              curricula, youth participants learn to:     youth                                                        County become better food preservers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Food Preserver program in conjunction
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with the OC 4H program. Throughout
intervention that achieves                                                                                                                             Through a variety of outreach activities,

results
                                                •
                                                •
                                                     Develop healthy eating habits
                                                     Choose healthy snacks
                                                                                          participants                                                 including a helpline, workshops, and
                                                                                                                                                       various lectures, UCCE Master Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the community, Master Food Preserver
                                                                                                                                                                                                   volunteer work may involve:

                                                                                          3,300+
                                                                                                                                                       Preserver volunteers answer questions         •   Developing      and    distributing
                                                •    Increase physical activity
                                                                                                                                                       about home food preservation and                  educational materials and web
                                                •    Practice safe food handling

                                                                                          adult
The Expanded Food and Nutrition                                                                                                                        safety based on the most current, UC              resources on all aspects of food
Education Program (EFNEP) is a USDA                                                                                                                    research-based information.                       preservation

                                                                                          participants
funded program that offers nutrition          GETTING IN TOUCH                                                                                                                                       •   Using mass media (including
                                                                                                                                                       UCCE      Master     Food    Preserver            print, broadcast, and social
education to limited-resource families
                                              UCCE nutrition educators are bilingual                                                                   volunteers receive extensive training             media) to disseminate food

                                                                                          84%
and youth. The program promotes
                                              and have a great understanding of                                                                        in food safety and food preservation
good nutrition and physical activity                                                                                                                                                                     preservation/safety information
                                              the communities they serve. They                                                                         from Cooperative Extension faculty.
as a means of maintaining a healthy                                                                                                                                                                      and information about upcoming
                                              understand multiple cultural and social
                                                                                          graduation
                                                                                                               Above: Master Food Preservers at the    After passing a qualifying exam, these            events
lifestyle free of chronic disease. Our
                                              factors that influence the dietary habits                                                                trained volunteers serve as part of the
goal, while advocating for nutrition, is to                                                                    OC Fair and leading a lecture. Below:                                                 •   Offering workshops or lectures

                                                                                          rate*
                                              of participants and are able to address                                                                  team of UC Cooperative Extension
help adults and their families establish                                                                       a volunteer leads a fermenting class                                                  •   Participating in research activities
                                              these practices and suggest healthier                                                                    professionals and volunteers who
& maintain healthy eating habits &                                                                             at Saddleback College.                                                                    with UC academics
                                              alternatives.                                                                                            are qualified to disseminate food
physically active lifestyles.                                                                                                                                                                        •   Answering food preserver/safety
                                              Based on success stories collected                                                                       preservation/food safety information
                                              throughout the year, a majority of          Orange County                                                to consumers via seminars, talks, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         questions via the email helpline
                                                                                                                                                                                                         – over 250 questions have been
Education goals                               participants were able to serve as role     EFNEP activities                                             other county events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         answered since its beginning in
                                              models and have positive impacts on
Through a series of 8 classes using the
Eating Smart · Being Active curriculum,       their families, schools, and communities.
                                                                                          during Cooperative                                           Master Food Preservers train with the
                                                                                                                                                       purpose of helping residents of Orange
                                                                                                                                                                                                         September 2012

adult participants learn to:                  EFNEP graduates are helping Orange          Agreement period                                             County become better food preservers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Trained and certified Master Food
                                              County residents make healthier food                                                                                                                 Preservers provide an organized
  •   Plan nutritious meals                                                                                                                            After training, Master Food Preservers
                                                                                                                                                                                                   approach to assisting Orange County
  •   Increase physical activity
                                              choices, increase physical activity,        *adult program                                               are qualified to help the public with
                                                                                                                                                                                                   residents with their food preservation
                                              improve food safety practices and                                                                        answers to questions in areas such as
  •   Stretch their food dollar               prevent childhood obesity and other                                                                                                                  and safety questions. Through our
                                                                                                                                                       freezing, dehydrating, canning, pickling,
  •   Practice safe food handling             chronic diseases; consequently, Orange                                                                                                               educational programs, materials, and
                                                                                                                                                       and food safety.
  •   Prevent obesity through healthy         County residents will be able to avoid                                                                                                               services, we strive to bring UC research
      lifestyles                                                                                                                                       Since its recent inception in 2011, the     to the County citizens who need it.
                                              and reduce excessive health care costs.

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                                            horticulture-related topics. All Master      WHERE WE VOLUNTEER
                                            Gardener outreach events and materials       Volunteering can take the form of
                                            are designed to educate the general          creating a new project, planning and
                                            public on activities water conservation      implementing events, staffing an
                                            and water quality protection.                event booth, presenting information,

                                                                                                                                  300+
                                                                                         instructing a class, or demonstrating

Master
                                                                                         gardening methods at seminars or
                                            EQUIPPED WITH UC RESEARCH
                                                                                         workshops. Here are just a few of the
                                            What qualifies a UCCE Master Gardener        venues, projects, and events supported
                                                                                                                                  active
Gardeners
                                            to work so closely with Orange County        by our Master Gardeners:
                                            residents?
                                            Each Master Gardener receives
                                                                                           •   Braille Institute                  volunteers
                                                                                                                                  90,900+
                                                                                           •   Casa Romantica
                                            more than 50 hours of training from            •   City of Irvine Smart Gardening
Advice to grow by                           University of California horticulturists           Classes
                                            and other professionals in the nursery
                                            landscape industry. Class topics include
                                                                                           •
                                                                                           •
                                                                                               Community Gardens
                                                                                               Farm & Food Lab                    volunteer
The University of California Cooperative
Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners of
                                            botany, soil and water management,
                                            entomology, plant pathology, fruit and
                                                                                           •
                                                                                           •
                                                                                               Farmers Markets
                                                                                               Fullerton Arboretum Children’s
                                                                                                                                  hours
Orange County, are a dedicated group
of trained volunteers who        extend
                                            ornamental tree culture and many other
                                            facets of landscape/garden planning
                                                                                               Garden Heritage Museum of
                                                                                               Orange County
                                                                                                                                  provided
research-based, scientifically accurate     and maintenance. This well-rounded
                                                                                           •   Fullerton Nature Guides
information about home horticulture         curriculum prepares Master Gardeners
                                                                                           •   Garden Talks                       UCCE Master
and pest management to Orange
County residents. In exchange for the
                                            to address topics ranging from school
                                            garden planning to reducing irrigation
                                                                                           •   Green Scene                        Gardeners of
training and materials received from        and fertilizer use, from safe, responsible
                                                                                           •
                                                                                           •
                                                                                               Irvine Ranch Historical Park
                                                                                               Master Gardener Hotline
                                                                                                                                  Orange County
the University of California, Master
Gardeners perform volunteer services
                                            insect control to how to deal with
                                            drought issues in the home landscape.
                                                                                           •   Master Gardener Speakers Bureau    activities
                                                                                           •   Newport Back Bay Restoration
in many venues, sharing the information
and skills they have acquired in the
                                            While in training, each student learns             Project                            July 2010 to
                                            about various volunteer activities             •   OC Centennial Farm
Master Gardener Training Program with
                                            that Master Gardeners support. After           •   OC Fair
                                                                                                                                  December 2014
the gardening public.
                                            training and certification, each UCCE          •   Orange County Great Park
UCCE Master Gardeners play an               Master Gardener is required to achieve         •   Orchid Show
important role in educating Orange          a total of 50 volunteer hours in the first     •   Santa Ana Zoo Day Booth
County citizens about a wide variety of     year and 25 hours each year thereafter.
                                                                                           •   Santa Ana Zoo Demonstration
                                                                                               Garden
                                                                                           •   School Garden Consultation and
                                                              Left: Master Gardener            Support
                                                              docents at the Urban         •   School Gardens Seminar
                                                              Landscape and                •   Shipley Nature Center
                                                              Garden Education             •   South Coast Plaza Garden Show
                                                              Expo.                        •   South Coast Research and
                                                              Opposite page:                   Extension Center
                                                              a volunteer                  •   UCCE Demonstration Landscapes
                                                              demonstrates how             •   UCI Arboretum
                                                              to plant a young             •   Urban Landscape and Garden
                                                              avocado tree in the              Education Expo
                                                              UC ANR South Coast           •   Water Quality Project
                                                              REC Demonstration            •   Workshops
                                                              Orchard; volunteers          •   Youth Gardens
                                                              learn how to properly
                                                              prune fruit trees.

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                                            and watersheds. We reach out to the        aiding Orange County cities comply       Pest Control, Orkin Inc., and Western        and regular monitoring for the insect.      Minimizing pesticide use really does
                                            production nursery industry, public        with the TMDL enforced by the Regional   Exterminator Co.                                                                         work – our methods have resulted in
                                            and private landscape professionals,       Water Quality Control Board.                                                                                                      less potential pesticides in local creeks
                                            water agencies, environmental and
                                                                                                                                                                             Yellowjacket                                and zero reports of yellowjacket stings
                                                                                       UAPMA worked with pest management        Red Palm Weevil                              Monitoring and Trapping
                                            conservation groups, the County of                                                                                                                                           since the start of the project.
                                                                                       professionals to develop strategies      Monitoring and Trapping
                                            Orange, and the gardening public.                                                                                                For the past four consecutive summers,
                                                                                       that ultimately resulted in a greater

Environmental                               One crucial aspect of environmental        than 50% reduction of pyrethroids. The   In 2010, the Red Palm Weevil (RPW),          we’ve collaborated with UC Riverside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Polyphagous Shot Hole
                                            horticulture   is    Integrated     Pest   alliance garnered several awards for     considered one of the most devastating       (Dr. Mike Rust, Dr. Dong-Hwan Choe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Borer Surveys and

Horticulture
                                            Management (IPM), an approach to           developing methods to reduce pesticide   pests of palms in the world, was             and Dr. Erin Wilson Rankin) on an
                                            pest management that minimizes             applications in urban environments,      detected in Laguna Beach. A coalition        annual yellowjacket monitoring and          Outreach
                                            health and environmental risks through     leading to potential reduction of        of UC Researchers, state regulators          trapping project at Irvine Regional Park.   A new invasive pest is threatening
                                            routine pest monitoring, attention         pesticides in urban waterways.           and agencies, and landscape pest             Since 2011, we have employed an             Southern California’s urban forests,
Sustainable landscapes                      to pest biology, and conscientious
                                                                                       The Urban Ant Pest Management
                                                                                                                                professionals immediately initiated a
                                                                                                                                trapping and monitoring program to
                                                                                                                                                                             IPM approach to yellowjacket control
                                                                                                                                                                             that involves closely monitoring local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nurseries, and fruit trees. The
                                            pesticide use. EH in Orange County is                                                                                                                                        Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer is a tiny
through research and                        dedicated to projects that exemplify
                                                                                       Alliance team consisted of members       determine the extent of the infestation.     wasp populations so that only minute        beetle with a big host range; some of
                                                                                       from UC, regulatory agencies, and
education                                   the IPM principles that are vital to the
                                                                                       the pest management industry.            The quick response and UCCE’s ability
                                                                                                                                                                             quantities of insecticide are needed        its favorite hosts include common
                                            sustainable management of the flora,                                                                                             to avoid encounters between wasps           Southern California trees like coast live
                                                                                       Wilen’s UC colleagues were Michael       to bring together public and private
                                            fauna, and waterways in our urban                                                                                                and park visitors. We don’t want to kill    oak, California sycamore, white alder,
                                                                                       Rust, John Klotz, Les Greenberg, and     individuals appears to have nearly
The scope of the Environmental              environment.                                                                                                                     off entire colonies (yellowjackets are      avocado, and several species of willow.
                                                                                       Donald Reierson, all of UC Riverside’s   eradicated RPW from Orange County.
Horticulture (EH) program is broad                                                                                                                                           important predators and scavengers
                                                                                       Entomology Department, and UC            There is mounting evidence that RPW                                                      It’s a big issue for Orange County -
and varied. It addresses local issues                                                                                                                                        in the park habitat), so we only place
                                                                                       Cooperative Extension advisors Darren    may be extinct in Laguna Beach or                                                        the beetle carries pathogenic fungi
such as insect, disease, and weed
                                            Urban Ant Pest                                                                                                                   yellowjacket baits when numbers are
                                                                                       Haver and John Kabashima. Thomas         populations are too low to be detected                                                   that cause a disease called Fusarium
management; biological control              Management Alliance                                                                                                              high enough to be problematic.
                                                                                       Babb and Mark Robertson of the           with currently available tools.                                                          Dieback, which can be fatal to certain
of exotic pests; and water-related          The goal of this alliance, funded by                                                                                             Our baiting method requires minimal
                                                                                       Department of Pesticide Regulation       If this pest had become established,                                                     tree species. With so many native trees
issues in horticulture production           the California Department of Pesticide                                                                                           amounts of pesticide, prevents park
                                                                                       and Brian Cabrera of the Santa Barbara   control measures would have likely                                                       and riparian species on the host list,
systems. Through the EH program,            Regulation,     was to develop IPM                                                                                               staff from coming into contact with
                                                                                       County Agricultural Commissioner’s       required pesticide applications. Instead,                                                this work is crucial to protecting Orange
UCCE conducts trainings and applied         strategies that would reduce the                                                                                                 nests, and avoids exposure to non-
                                                                                       Office formed the regulatory team.       the collaborative response program                                                       County’s wildlands and watersheds.
research projects that benefit Orange       amount of pyrethroid insecticides                                                                                                target species and the environment.
                                                                                       Industry leaders were from Lloyd         relied on pheromone trapping methods
County’s residents, open spaces,            applied to control ants by 50%, thereby                                                                                                                                      UCCE Orange County has joined the

A CDFA entomologist inspects a red palm weevil trap.               Loose soil on the slopes of this OC strawberry grower’s       A UC Riverside researcher sets up a yellowjacket bait trap.            UCCE Orange County discusses PSHB outreach
The collaborative effort between UCCE, CDFA, and UC                fields created a serious water quality issue. UCCE was        The bait contains minute quantities of pesticide - a definite          strategies with CA Avocado Commission, Huntington
Riverside is believed to have successfully eradicated the          asked to visit and recommended simple BMPs to improve         plus for local streams and the surrounding environment.                Library, and UCCE LA County.
invasive insect from Laguna Beach.                                 runoff conditions.

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PSHB task force by helping to conduct
extensive field surveys for the beetle in
Orange County Parks and by responding
to reports from other County locations,
including residences, city parks, golf
courses, and universities. We have
developed outreach materials, given

                                                                            Water
several presentations, worked closely
with labs at UC Riverside, and helped

                                                                            Quality
coordinate management and research
efforts between various agencies.
Our work has enabled us to bring the

                                                                            and Water
research and extensions efforts of Dr.
Akif Eskalen, Dr. Tim Paine, and Dr.
Richard Stouthamer to Orange County.

Glassy Winged Sharp
Shooter Nursery
                                                                            Resources
Sub-Committee                                                               Protecting water resources
The Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter                                             through better water                         An irrigation demonstration at the annual Urban
                                                                                                                         Landscape & Garden Education Expo at UC ANR South Coast REC.
(GWSS) nursery subcommittee is
responsible for the development of best
                                                                            management
management practices and shipping
protocols that have allowed nursery
                                                                            As part of a cooperative agreement       UCCE staff is working with CDPR to      ANNUAL
stock to continue to be shipped to the                                                                               identify and characterize pesticide     URBAN LANDSCAPE &
                                                                            with OC Watersheds, UCCE Water
large northern California market.                                                                                    use trends in urban runoff at five
                                                                            Quality and Water Resources                                                      GARDEN EDUCATION EXPO
The committee was formed in the wake                                        conducts water quality monitoring        sites within the Dana Point Coastal
                                                                                                                     Streams and Aliso Creek Watersheds.     Our annual Open House event is a
of a devastating outbreak of GWSS,                                          studies and implements water quality                                             special opportunity for the general
a vector of Pierce’s Disease, as an                                         improvement programs in areas            Field monitoring data, combined
                                                                                                                     with scheduled dry and wet season       public to visit the UC ANR South
alternative to halting all shipments of                                     where the University has special                                                 Coast Research and Extension Center
nursery stock from the major shipping                                       expertise, particularly related to       water and soil sampling, will assist
                                                                                                                     in determining the effectiveness        in Irvine. The main event: our three
counties in southern California to the                                      fertilizer and pesticide applications.                                           residential demonstration landscapes,
uninfested areas in northern California.                                    The multifaceted program engages         of any new regulatory measures
                                                                                                                     being proposed in California. Initial   which are managed by the UCCE
                                                                            in irrigation training, water quality                                            Water Quality/Water Resources
There are 550 nurseries within the                                                                                   research has repeatedly detected
                                                                            research in collaboration with the                                               Program.
infested areas of the state (southern                                                                                pesticide chemicals of concern.
                                                                            California Department of Pesticide
California) under GWSS compliance                                                                                    CDPR and UCCE are thus working          Each landscape features unique
                                                                            Regulation, HOA outreach, and the OC
agreements. This year, under an                                                                                      with outside cooperators to establish   water use requirements, types
                                                                            Garden Friendly pilot program.
Approved Treatment Program (ATP)            Above: Polyphagous Shot                                                  new methods of application and          of plants, and varying ability to
developed by the committee, 1.46            Hole Borer attacks a young                                               alternative practices to reduce the     mitigate irrigation and stormwater
million GWSS-free nursery plants were       avocado tree.                   PESTICIDE RUNOFF:                        risk of potential pollutants entering   runoff. Boasting different structural
shipped to destination counties. No                                         OC WATERSHEDS                            local watersheds. In addition to        elements like gravel pits, driveway
                                            Right: UC Riverside
viable life stages have been found in                                                                                implementing mitigation measures,       slot drains, underground stormwater
                                            inspects their Redgum Lerp      Urban runoff is an important
any ATP shipments.                                                                                                   we’re encouraging local pest            infiltration devices, and rainwater
                                            Psyllid traps at Laguna         source of pesticide loading into
The GWSS nursery subcommittee               Niguel Regional Park.                                                    management professionals to adopt       barrels, the site provides a location
                                                                            surrounding waterways. The
reports to the California Department of     Researchers are continuing                                               new application methods. Our            for research on fertilizer and
                                                                            California Department of Pesticide
Food and Agriculture Pierces Disease        to investigate the                                                       workshops for Structural Pest Control   pesticide movement, overall water
                                                                            Regulations (CDPR) estimates
Control Program, which is funded from       relationship between the                                                 Operators offer training on new laws    use of residential landscapes, and
                                                                            that urban pesticide use accounts
federal funds and industry assessments      invasive pest and irrigation.                                            and regulations, proper application     alternative pest control tactics. UC
                                                                            for over 70% of the state’s total
totaling $18,384,193.00.                                                                                             methods, and pesticides detected in     researchers, local industry experts,
                                                                            pesticide use (UP3 Project, 2007).
                                                                                                                     local watersheds.                       and Master Gardener docents are all

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Visitors to the Urban Landscape & Garden Education Expo at UC ANR South Coast REC explore the Demonstration Landscapes.        Students propagate low-water succulents in hypertufa pots at the UC ANR ‘Be a Scientist’ Youth Workshop.

in attendance, offering OC residents        techniques, careers in ag, and the       IRRIGATION TRAINING                       When implemented, these measures          board and landscape committee              Member Agencies, and Home
answers to their questions on these         importance of ag in their daily lives.   FOR OC PARKS                              culminate in a reduction of water         members to water conservation and          Depot under the Overwatering is
topics.                                                                                                                        runoff and water use. To aid in           water quality management practices         Out campaign to reduce runoff and
                                            The workshop focused on water            Orange County Parks is responsible
                                                                                                                               improved operations maintenance,          through workshops, presentations,          preserve local water resources.
The event has attracted nearly 2,500        conservation, pollinators in the field   for nearly 60,000 acres of regional,
                                                                                                                               we have also created Landscape            tours of the UC ANR South Coast            Modeled after the Inland Empire
visitors over the five years it has         and landscape, locally grown food        wilderness, and historical land that
                                                                                                                               Management Guidelines and                 REC Demonstration Landscapes,              Garden Friendly Program, our
been hosted.                                crops, and propagation techniques.       benefits millions of visitors annually.
                                                                                                                               irrigation controller maps for nine of    and events in partnership with the         program also emphasizes efficient
                                            Hands-on activities included:            In an effort to effectively manage
                                                                                                                               the parks.                                property management companies              irrigation. Its mission: “to promote
                                                                                     landscape vegetation, and to satisfy
‘BE A SCIENTIST’                              •   Planting a field of pumpkin                                                                                            that represent these HOAs.                 climate-appropriate plants and the
                                                                                     State-mandated requirements to
DAY OF SCIENCE & SERVICE                          seeds and seedlings (started                                                                                                                                      adjustment or replacement of lawn
                                                                                     reduce water usage for landscape          HOA OUTREACH ACTIVITIES                   During the Cooperative Agreement
                                                  by the students) to compare                                                                                                                                       sprinklers to reduce urban water
YOUTH WORKSHOP                                    powdery mildew on different
                                                                                     irrigation, OC Parks has sought
                                                                                                                               Irrigating common areas in HOAs has
                                                                                                                                                                         period, we reached out to more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    runoff while achieving water use
                                                                                     assistance from UCCE. We work with                                                  500 HOA members, nearly 3,000
In celebration of the 100-year                    varieties                                                                    become a significant cost covered                                                    efficiency.” The partnership also
                                                                                     OC Park rangers to address issues                                                   youth, and distributed over 27,000
anniversary of Cooperative Extension          •   An overview of UCCE                                                          by individual residents. Surface                                                     created the OC Garden Friendly
                                                                                     like irrigation frequency, repairs                                                  pieces of water quality and integrated
and 20-year anniversary of FARMS                                                                                               runoff from overwatering and poorly                                                  Planning and Planting Guide.
                                              •   Demonstration landscape tours      and maintenance, and distribution                                                   related educational material.
Leadership, two programs that                                                                                                  designed and/or maintained irrigation                                                Following successful pilot events
                                                  featuring water conserving         uniformity; turf maintenance, proper
provide agriculture education to                                                                                               systems carries chemicals from                                                       in north, central, and south OC--
                                                  landscape practices                plant selection; and proper fertilizer
an increasingly urban population,                                                                                              fertilizers and pesticides into nearby    OC GARDEN FRIENDLY                         attended by nearly 600 visitors!--
                                              •   A basic propagation                application methods. Irrigation
we invited local high schools to UC                                                                                            waters, where they can ultimately                                                    the program now seeks additional
                                                  demonstration, followed            and landscape assessments have                                                      PILOT PROGRAM
ANR South Coast REC to participate                                                                                             impact recreational and beneficial                                                   opportunities to grow county
                                                  by planting low-water use          helped us to determine where water                                                  UCCE Orange County has partnered
in special workshops designed to                                                                                               uses. Our program introduces HOA                                                     recognition.
                                                  succulents in hypertufa pots       conserving measures are needed.                                                     with OC Stormwater, MWDOC
acquaint students with ag research

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                                             can spread to other moist areas of        weeds and their management. Tests
                                             the nursery and provide a home for        given before and after the training
                                             fungus gnats and snails.                  showed that attendees increased
                                                                                       their knowledge and plan to use
                                             Dr. Wilen decided to conduct
                                                                                       and share the information they
                                             studies to see if mulch, plus certain
                                                                                       gained. The information will help
                                             natural herbicides, could manage
                                                                                       land managers save time and money

Integrated
                                             these primitive plants. If so, these
                                                                                       while, most importantly, helping them
                                             techniques could prevent the use of
                                                                                       more safely use and apply herbicides.
                                             chemical herbicides and subsequent

Pest
                                             potential runoff.                         Orange County training sessions at
                                                                                       South Coast Research and Extension
                                             Experiments at UC ANR South

Management
                                                                                       Center, led by Dr. Wilen, were well
                                             Coast Research and Extension
                                                                                       attended by Resource Conservation
                                             Center showed that mustard seed
                                                                                       District and local park employees as
                                             meal applied to liverwort potentially
                                                                                       well as wildland managers and people
                                             provides postemergent control,
Solve your pest problems                     while Scythe (pelargonic acid),
                                                                                       from other agencies. The sessions
                                                                                       included a half day of classroom
with UC’s best science                       Bryophyter (oregano oil extract), and
                                                                                       instruction followed by hands-on
                                             Weed Pharm (20% acetic acid) look
                                                                                       training in the field.
                                             promising. These herbicides-—called
Integrated pest management, or IPM,          biorational herbicides—-are of natural
is a process you can use to solve pest       origin and have little or no long-term    improving Pest
problems while minimizing risks to           adverse effects on the environment        Management for OC Parks
people and the environment. IPM can          or beneficial organisms.
be used to manage all kinds of pests                                                   The OC Parks department is tapping
anywhere—in urban, agricultural, and                                                   into UC expertise to improve its
                                             Improving Herbicide                       insect, weed, and water management.
wildland or natural areas.
                                             Application Techniques in                 The IPM portion of the project
The work of UC IPM is based on                                                         involves field visits to park facilities,
                                             Wildlands and Parks
scientific research and focuses on                                                     employee training and continuing
long-term prevention of pests or their       A new training program has been
                                                                                       education (on pest ID, management,
damage by managing the ecosystem.            developed to teach land managers
                                                                                       qualified pesticide applicator exam
Regular monitoring and accurate              how to apply herbicides to weeds
                                                                                       preparation, etc.), research, and
pest identification   help determine         in natural areas more effectively.
                                                                                       assessments of current programs.
whether action is needed, and, when it       The training focuses on properly
is necessary, IPM programs combine           calibrating backpack sprayers often       Dr. Wilen is facilitating the
several management approches for             used in wildlands and parks.              development of herbicide pre-
geater effectiveness.                                                                  application guidelines, to be
                                             Training designed specifically for
                                                                                       compatible with an IPM program.
Listed here are a few of the projects that   wildland and park managers who
                                                                                       A Sensitive Species Field Booklet
UC IPM is conducting in Orange County        need to apply herbicides to combat
                                                                                       has been developed as an important
through Area Advisor Dr. Cheryl Wilen.       invasive weeds has seldom been
                                                                                       feature of the guidelines; part of the
                                             offered until now. Sprayer calibration
                                                                                       protocol for herbicide application is
                                             and proper application techniques
controlling liverworts                                                                 determining whether any sensitive
                                             is extremely important for safe,
                                                                                       or endangered species may be in
with natural herbicides                      effective herbicide application that
                                                                                       the area. This easy-to-use booklet
In ornamental plant production,              causes minimal damage to air and
                                                                                       includes color photos of sensitive
liverworts are a serious weed                water quality and the environment.
                                                                                       species, their known locations within
problem. The mats they form block            In addition to learning how to properly   the OC Parks system, and information
water from overhead sprinklers.              calibrate their sprayers, attendees       to help applicators make good
Sometimes they crowd slow-growing            learned techniques for spot-spraying      decisions about actions that may
plants, while small plants can struggle      weeds, which herbicides to use, and       impact those species, including the
to develop. Liverwort in containers          the ecological impact of invasive         use and timing of pesticides.               Top: OC Parks rangers participate in a weed identification and management workshop, led by Dr. Wilen.
                                                                                                                                   Bottom: Dr. Wilen examines an invasive California pepper tree in an OC Wilderness Park creek.

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                                                           edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9911                 Haver, (2010, March). Fipronil and Metabolites in       Abstract SYM 9-5. Pittsburgh, PA.                      Haver, D. L. and T. Majcherek. Summary of                Sisneroz, J., Q. Xiao, L.R. Oki, B.J. Pitton, D.

Publications
                                                           Foss, Carrie, D. Haver & S. Donaldson. 2013.            Runoff from Residential Homes, 239th American           Haver, D.L., & Majcherek, T. (2010). Mulch. [Quick     IPM, Pesticide, and Fertilizer Activities by             L. Haver, T.J. Majcherek, R.L. Mazalewski, M.
                                                           Water Quality Protection Measures for Landscape         Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and             tip card].                                             Municipalities. In: County of Orange 2010-2011           Ensminger. Automated storm runoff sampling
                                                           Professionals. Western IPM Center Water Quality         Exposition, Abstract 208. San Francisco, CA.                                                                   Annual NPDES Report, November 15, 2011.                  from residential areas. 22nd Annual Meeting of
                                                                                                                                                                           Haver, D.L., Oki, L., & Majcherek, T. (2010, Fall).                                                             the Northern California Chapter of the Society
                                                           Protection Training Presentations. https://ucanr.       Haver, D.L., Oki, L., & Majcherek, T. (2010, Spring).   Better gardening practices to protect water quality    Haver, D. L. (2012, March & November) Pesticide
                                                           edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9911                 Better gardening practices to protect water quality                                                            Residues in Wash Off Water from Residential              of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,
                                                                                                                                                                           project. Clippings Newsletter, Retrieved October,                                                               University of California, Berkeley, May 2-3, 2012.
                                                           Wang W, Haver D, Pataki D.E. (2014). Nitrogen           project. Clippings Newsletter, Retrieved June,          2010, http://ucanr.edu/sites/urbanwatermgmt/           Hardscapes. Ant IPM Conference & Impact of
During the period of this Cooperative
                                                           budgets of urban lawns under three different            2010, http://ucanr.edu/sites/urbanwatermgmt/            newsletters/Clippings_Newsletter28449.pdf              New Regulations on Ant IPM, Riverside, CA and            Haver, D. L., T. Majcherek, C. Harris, G. Johnson,
Agreement, over 150 journal, peer reviewed,
                                                           management regimes in southern California.              newsletters/Clippings_Newsletter28451.pdf                                                                      San Jose, CA.                                            Carbon Canyon Regional Park Landscape
technical, semi-technical, popular, website, and                                                                                                                           Gan, Jay, S. Bondarenko, D. Haver, and L. Oki.
                                                           Biogeochemistry 121(1):127-148.                         Haver, D.L. (2010, April). Characterization of                                                                 Majcherek, T., J. Cooke, D. Haver. (September            Management Guidelines, December 21, 2012.
leaflet publications have been written by OC                                                                                                                               (2010, November). N and P in Runoff Water from
UCCE Advisors on topics ranging from water                 Newman, Julie P., John N. Kabashima, Donald             surface runoff from single-family residential           Residential Landscapes in California. ASA, CSSA,       2012) Residential Demonstration Landscapes:              Haver, D. L., T. Majcherek, C. Harris, G. Johnson,
                                                           Merhaut, Darren L. Haver, Jay Gan, and Lorence          drainsheds. Orange County American Chemical             and SSSA 2010 International Annual Meetings,           Structural and Nonstructural Best Management             Laguna Niguel Regional Park Landscape
quality to pest management.
                                                           R. Oki. ‘Controlling Runoff and Recycling Water,        Society Environmental Program. Irvine, CA.              Abstract 138-2. Long Beach, CA.                        Practices. Revised September 2013.                       Management Guidelines, December 21, 2012.
                                                           Nutrients, and Waste’ in Container Nursery              Orange County Stormwater Program, UC                    Haver, D. L. and T. Majcherek Summary of               Haver, D. L., T. Majcherek, K. Hostetler, R. Orta, G.    Haver, D. L., T. Majcherek, C. Harris, G. Johnson,
                                                           Production and Business Management Manual               Cooperative Extension, and Municipal Water              IPM, Pesticide, and Fertilizer Activities by           Johnson, C. Harris, B. Randall. Mile Square Regional     Yorba    Regional     Landscape      Management
darren haver                                               3540 (2014): 95.                                        District of Orange County. (2010, May).                 Municipalities. In: County of Orange 2009-2010         Park Landscape Management Guidelines, May                Guidelines, December 21, 2012.
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