The following revised ANR publication is now available from Communication Services:

The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees, by Chuck Ingels, Pamela Geisel, Maxwell Norton

This book was developed especially for use by backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers. It offers a fairly comprehensive look at “standard” growing methods, as well as some unique practices that enthusiasts have developed in recent years, some of which are not practical for the commercial grower. 3485 $25.00

New Free Publications Posted to the Online Catalog

8255 Lawns ‘n’ Dogs

8211 Storing Runoff from Winter Rains


8212 Understanding Your Orchard’s Water Requirements

Updated Pest Management Guidelines

3461 Pistachio


3466 Small Grains


And remember, you can always find out what’s new by pointing your browser to and clicking on “New Additions”


Plant Susceptability to Frost

A presentation that covers the topic of Frost, frost damage, and recommendations on what to do.


Integrated Pest Management

Hundreds of new pests have been added to the Pests in Homes, Gardens,
Landscapes, and Turf section of the University of California Statewide IPM
Program Web site at
Find the latest information on managing pests of vegetable, fruit tree, and
ornamental plants or household pests. New content was drawn from the UC
Guide to Solving Garden and Landscape Problems, formerly only available in
CD-ROM format. All screens from the CD were reviewed, revised, and
reformatted and together add thousands of new pictures and management ideas
to the Web site.

For the first time, users can find pest management information specific to a
host plant. Over 120 vegetable, fruit tree and ornamental plant species are
covered. From the UC IPM home page, click on “Homes, gardens, landscapes,
and turf” and choose a plant category to find the most likely cause of your
plant problem. Choose from fruit tree, nuts, berries, and grapevines; lawns
and turf; trees and shrubs; or vegetables and melons. Each plant menu lists
the most common invertebrate, disease, and environmental disorders found on
that plant species. Cultural tips are included for each vegetable and fruit
tree host plant. Emphasis is on least toxic management methods that
protect health and the environment.

UC IPM is continuing to expand the database and expects to add screens on
more than a hundred additional new host plants (including flowering bedding
plants) and as well as associated pests in the next year. Eventually, all
of the major pest problems on the most common plant hosts will be covered,
giving users the ability to make quick, informed management decisions while
decreasing pesticide use.