UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

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Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners

Volunteers are available to answer your gardening questions Monday through Thursday, 9 to 12 and 1 to 4. Call 916-876-5338.

Visit our website: sacmg.ucanr.edu

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Master Gardener and UC Publications:

Drought (PDF unless noted)

Pests, Diseases and Disorders (PDF unless noted)

UC IPM Online Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program - broad pest information (HTML) Web link
Aphids (HTML) PN 7404
Asian Citrus Psyllid ANR 8205 
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (HTML) PN 17469
Cherry Crinkle-Leaf and Deep Suture Disorders ANR 8007
Citrus Bacterial Canker Disease and Huanglongbing (Citrus Greening) ANR 8218
Citrus Leafminer and Citrus Peelminer ANR 8321
Codling Moth (HTML) PN 7412
Codling Moth Management Using Computerized Tools EHN  100
Fire Blight (HTML) PN 7414
Leaffooted Bug (HTML) PN 17468
Navel Orange Split ANR 8038
Peach Leaf Curl (HTML) PN 7426
Scales (HTML) PN 7408
Spider Mites (HTML) PN 7405
Spotted Winged Drosophila (HTML) PN 74158
Thrips (HTML) PN 7429
Summary of Reduced Chemical Pest Management for Fruit and Nut Trees EHN 81
Winter Pest Management in Backyard Deciduous Fruit Trees ANR 8368
Wildlife Pest Control Around Gardens and Homes (preview) $$ ANR21385
Pests of Garden and Small Farms $$
ANR 3332
Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs  (preview in Google Books) $$ ANR 3359
Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants (preview in Google Books) $$ ANR 3420
Integrated Pest Management for Citrus  (preview) $$ ANR 3033
Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruit (preview) $$
ANR 3389
Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears $$ ANR 3340
California Master Gardener Handbook (preview) $$
ANR 3382
Natural Enemies Handbook $$

Water-Efficient Landscaping (PDF)

Keeping Plants Alive under Drought or Water Restrictions (PDF) ANR 8553
Ornamental Grasses EHN 91
FOHC WEL Plant List GN 101
FOHC WEL Plant List - CA Native Garden GN 139
FOHC Ultra WEL Plant List GN 163
Attracting Beneficial Insects to your Garden GN 129
Attracting Native Pollinators  GN 156
Lamiaceae: The Mint Family in the WEL GN 159
The Use of California Native Plant Material as a Means of Conserving Water in the Landscape EHN 6
Water-Efficient Landscape Plants EHN 60
Plants and More: An Overview of Water-Efficient Landscapes EHN 60A

Herbs (PDF)

Landscaping with Herbs EHN 15
Culinary Herb Profiles EHN 70

Vegetables (PDF unless noted)

Vegetable Gardening Basics ANR 8059
Vegetable Gardening 101 EHN 96
Cover Cropping in Home Vegetable Gardens GN 87
Growing Beets in Sacramento EHN 95
Growing Melons in Sacramento EHN 99
Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Sacramento Area EHN 102
Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden ANR 8159
Tomatoes: Suggested Varieties for the Sacramento Area GN 147
Sacramento Vegetable Planting Schedule EHN 11
Sheet Mulching EHN 94
Soil Temperature Conditions for Vegetable Seed Germination GN 154   
Soils and Plant Tissue Laboratories GN 130
Soil Solarization for Gardens and Landscapes (HTML) PN 74145
Straw Bale Gardening EHN 160
Understanding Information on a Seed Packet GN 128
Vegetable Container Planting Tips GN 140
What's in the Bag?  Soil Amendments Link
Also see Other Books below  

Fruit Trees (PDF unless noted)

Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners:  
Apples and Pears ANR 7258
Apricots ANR 7259
Cherries ANR 7260
Peaches ANR 7261
Plums ANR 7262
Fruit Trees:  
Thinning Young Fruit ANR 8047
Planting and Care of Young Trees ANR 8048
Training and Pruning Deciduous Trees ANR 8057
Pruning Overgrown Deciduous Trees ANR 8058
Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear EHN 68
The Home Orchard (preview) $$
ANR 3485
Also see Websites below  

Citrus (PDF unless noted)

Growing Citrus in Sacramento GN 127
Citrus Resources GN 135
Tried and true or something new? Citrus varieties ANR 8472
Growing Citrus in Kern County KC 9382
Photographic Guide to Citrus Fruit Scarring ANR 8090
Citrus Blast, Brown Rot Control in Citrus Trees in the Home Garden EHN 12
Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropicals ANR 8100
Integrated Pest Management for Citrus  (preview) $$ ANR 3033
Also see Other Books below  


Budding and Grafting (PDF)

Bud Grafting EHN 85
Budding and Grafting Citrus and Avocados ANR 8001
Grafting Affinities of Some Common Fruit Tree Species GN 104

Grapes (PDF unless noted)

Guidelines for the Home Vineyard EHN 97
Powdery Mildew (HTML) PN 7494
Grapevines—Girdling and Cluster Thinning to Increase Berry Size EHN 30
Grape: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines ANR 3448

Berries (PDF)

Growing Cane Berries in the Sacramento Region EHN 86
Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region EHN 88

Composting and Worm Composting (PDF)

Composting for the Home Gardener EHN 98
Worm Composting GN 144
Composting Tips and Tricks GN 142
Compost Sifter Building Instructions GN 162

Other Books

  • American Horticultural Society, Pruning and Training
  • Edible Landscaping, Rosalind Creasy, 2010, Sierra Club Books
  • The Edible Front Yard, Ivette Soler, 2011, Timber Press
  • Sunset Western Garden Book, Sunset Publishing
  • Sunset Western Garden Book of Edibles, 2010, Sunset Publishing
  • Garden, Andrea Bellamy, 2010, Timber Press
  • The Edible Flower Garden, Rosalind Creasy, 1999, Periplus Editions
  • The Edible Herb Garden, Rosalind Creasy, 1999, Periplus Editions
  • Jekka’s Complete Herb Book, Jekka McVicar, 2008, Firefly Books, Limited
  • Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs, 1998, Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv, 2005
  • Grow Fruit, Alan Buckingham, 2010
  • Eat Your Yard, Nan K. Chase
  • The Edible Garden, Hazel White, Janet H. Sanchez, Sunset Books
  • Vegetable Diseases – a Color Handbook, Steven T. Koike, Peter Gladders, Albert O. Paulus
  • The New Seed – Starters Handbook, Nancy Bubel, 1988, Rodale Organic Gardening Books
  • Seed to Seed – Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, Suzanne Ashworth, 2002
  • Straw Bale Gardening, Joel Karsten, 2013, Cool Spring Press
  • The Beautiful Edible Garden, Leslie Bennett & Stefani Bittner, 2013, Ten Speed Press


EHN- Environmental Horticulture Notes from the Sacramento County Master Gardeners. Files are in PDF format, most are smaller than 100KB, and open in a new window.

GN- Garden Notes from Sacramento County Master Gardeners. Files are in PDF format, most are smaller than 100KB, and open in a new window.

PN- Pest Notes are pest-specific information from the UC IPM Online Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

ANR- free downloadable publications (or books that can be ordered) from the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Catalog.

Web links- other websites with helpful information.

$$ - there is a charge for this publication.

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