Questions from Commercial Businesses
Per the UCCE Master Gardener program administrative handbook, the "Master Gardener Program is an educational program designed to teach and effectively extend information to address home gardening and non-commercial horticulture needs in California." We do not answer questions from commercial businesses. Business workers can inform their clients and encourage them to submit questions directly.
UC provides resources for businesses including:
- Integrated Pest Management
- UC ANR Center for Landscape and Urban
- UC ANR Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Is That Pesticide Safe?
There can be complicated questions related to the use of pesticides. For example, wondering if a termite treatment might affect plants in a nearby garden. While we often aren't able to provide definite answers, there are several resources that have ...
Can you recommend a garden designer or contractor?
As volunteers for the UC Cooperative Extension, we are not able to recommend commercial services. The Valley Water Agency has a website focused on South Bay Green Gardens with a landscaping resources page. It includes information about landscape ...
Tomato Leaf Curl
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension has an article titled Curling Tomato Leaves? Here’s What to Know! that covers common causes of tomato leaf curl. It includes a discussion of curl-related factors including: environmental, variety, insect ...
A note about soil testing: if your plants are growing well, you may not have to worry about it. However, from the Master Gardener Handbook 2nd Ed.: "because most nutritional disorders of plants are difficult to diagnose from visual symptoms alone, ...
Arborists and Tree Services
We recommend consulting with a certified arborist for many tree issues. While we are not able to recommend commercial services, the website for the International Society of Arboriculture has a search feature to help locate arborists who work in your ...