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UC Master Gardeners - Sutter Yuba

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sutter-Yuba Counties welcome you!

Who are we?

UCCE Master Gardeners are trained representatives of the University of California Cooperative Extension, assisting the gardening community of Sutter and Yuba Counties by providing research-based home gardening information.*


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*To learn more, visit the statewide UC Master Gardener Program and the California Garden Web.


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We are here to help if you have gardening questions, want to have us identify a plant or animal for you, or just want to know more about us. Complete our intake form here to get your questions answered.

UC ANR Blogs
  • A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads for a lacy phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia, at UC Davis. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)
    Newly Published UC Davis Study: How Imidacloprid Affects Blue Orchard Bees

    The systemic insecticide imidacloprid, belonging to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids or "neonics," is commonly used to control insects that damage agricultural crops. "Imidacloprid disrupts the nerve's ability to send a normal signal, and the nervous system stops working...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • This is the species of cockroach that Lynn Kimsey ate in Panama when the host served oatmeal and raisin cookies. Hers was an oatmeal raisin/roach cookie.
    Cockroaches for Dessert? Ummm...

    Cockroaches for dessert? Yes. Tune into the latest UC Davis Unfold Podcast by journalists Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin and you'll learn about (1) their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology (2) their interview with the director, Lynn Kimsey, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology,...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • Illustrations for Fatma Kaplan's seminar on Dec. 1 to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology
    UC Davis Speaker: Fatma Kaplan, A Go-Getter and Maybe a Genius

    There's no doubt--no doubt at all--that Fatma Kaplan is a go-getter. And maybe a genius.  Born on her family's 40-acre farm in Turkey, where they grew hazel nuts, Kaplan went from farmer to scientist to entrepreneur. Today Kaplan is the chief executive...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • This is the solo slide that UC Davis graduate student/nematologist Alison Coomer presented.
    Alison Coomer's Video on Root-Knot Nematodes Makes the World Finals

    Alison Coomer, a second-year doctoral student in the lab of nematologist Shahid Siddique of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, recently achieved worldwide recognition for her three-minute thesis (3MT) on root-knot nematodes.   Coomer, who delivered her video...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
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