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Home Gardener On-Line Publications

The Issue

In light of the increasing need to bring up-to-date information on landscaping and gardening to urban audiences, the web offers an efficient way to provide on-line information in an accessible format to home gardeners and horticulture professionals.

What Has ANR Done?

In 2001-02, the following on-line publications were made available without charge through DANR's Communication Services on-line catalog and also through the Ornamental Horticulture Research and Information Center webpage. Farm Advisor Pamela Geisel wrote, co-wrote or facilitated the publications through a grant made possible by the Elvinia J. Slossen Endowment.

1.The UC Guide to Solving Garden and Landscape Problems (Interactive CD ROM.) #3400
2.Turfgrass Selection for the Home Landscape #8035
3.Water Conservation Tips for the Lawn and Garden #8036
4.Compost in a Hurry #8037
5.Navel Orange Split #8038
6.Sago Palms in the Landscape #8039
7.Lawn Watering Guide for California #8044
8.Fruit Trees: Thinning Young Fruit #8047
9.Fruit Trees: Planting and Care of Young Trees #8048
10.Fruit Trees: Training and Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees #8057
11.Fruit Trees: Pruning Overgrown Trees #8058
12.Vegetable Garden Basics #8059
13.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Almonds #7257
14.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Apples and Pears #7258
15.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Apricots #7259
16.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Cherries #7260
17.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Peaches and Nectarines #7261
18.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Plums #7262
19.Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners: Walnuts #7263
20.Lawn Diseases: Prevention and Management: Pest Note For The Home Landscape #7497
21.Carpenter Worm: Pest Note for the Home Landscape and Professional Horticulturists #7499

The Payoff

Free Publications for Home Gardener now Available on the Internet

The free publications listed above are accessed in high volume by home gardeners and others. Last year the number of hits or downloads of some of the most popular publications were: Fruit Trees: Planting and Care of Young Trees, 3,954; Turfgrass Selection for the Home Landscape, 3,390; Compost in a Hurry, 3,656; Sego Palms in the Landscape, 6,240; Lawn Watering Guide for California, 3,583


Supporting Unit: Fresno County

Pamela Geisel, UCCE, 1720 S. Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 92702