About this site
This project was funded, in part, by the Elvinia J. Slosson Ornamental Horticulture Research Endowment.
We are grateful to the Elvinia J. Slosson Ornamental Horticulture Research Endowment for additional funding they provided in 2006–2007 to:
- revise html coding on the site to make information available to the widest audience (better comply with Americans with Disabilities Act and REhabilitation Act, Sections 504 and 508
- link to two dozen ANR 7000-8000 series documents,and
- promptly respond to increased online guestbook questions.
We are grateful to the Elvinia J. Slosson Ornamental Horticulture Research Endowment for additional funding they provided in 2004–2005 to correct broken links, add a link to our Guestbook and text-only Site Map to each page, and promptly respond to online guestbook questions.
This project is designed to provide:
- An organized and user friendly format for accessing UC fact sheets and other UC publications relating to fruits and nuts grown in the backyard.
- Information for backyard gardeners and consumers about UC research, contacts, courses, publications, news, and events related to backyard and consumer fruit and nut crop issues.
- Worthwhile links to organizations and industries which complement UC to provide a complete resource for backyard gardeners.
A Cross County Advisory Group
This project will be steered by the PI and their collaborators. The Consumer Horticulture Workgroup will also be consulted, since this group involves Master Gardener advisors and best understands the needs of home gardeners. Additionally a listserv group can be set up among interested personnel for on-going suggestions and input.
Collection of Information
All relevant counties will be notified of this project and will be encouraged to participate. Participating involves sending relevant fact sheets and information electronically, if possible, to the UC Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center/Donna Seaver at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is understood that some older yet still relevant information is only available on hard copy and this can be scanned. This project is set up for minimal work at the county level.
Creation of Templates for County Fact Sheets and Information
Uniformity is important in fact sheets and information so clientele can easily recognize this California collaborative web site. However, it is also important for each county to get recognition for its information for marketing the UCCE office and for recognition of information relevancy to a particular climate. The county name of the information source will be present on the top of each page where appropriate.
- Mario S. Moratorio, Small Farm and Urban Horticultural Advisor, Yolo and Solano Counties
- Richard Buchner, County Director/Farm Advisor, UCCE Tehama/Shasta
- Pam Elam, Master Gardener Advisor, UCCE Fresno County
- Deborah Giraud, Plant Science and Community Development Advisor, UCCE Humboldt/Del Norte
- Chuck Ingels, Farm Advisor, UCCE Sacramento County
- Vincent F. Lazaneo, Farm Advisor, Urban horticulture and pest management, UCCE San Diego County
- Bethallyn Rogers, Program Rep., Master Gardener Program, UCCE Contra Costa County
- Donna Seaver, Program Rep., Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center, Department of Pomology, UC Davis
FlashStats software has been used to generate statistics since March 2002, and WebTrends software was used prior to that date. The counts show “http requests” and/or “page views,” excluding all requests from the central UCD campus, including our computer support and files with the extension gif, jpg, jpeg, and png.