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JUST PLANTED! August 2014

 

HIGH DESERT GARDENING
Need to find a resource or have a gardening question?

If you can't find the answer here, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 
(520) 458-8278 extension 2176.  A Master Gardener will be happy to assist in
answering gardening questions.  Or ask your question on-line!

For other related gardening topics and articles please see our Newsletter page.

COCHISE COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

 

ARIZONA CLIMATE SUMMARIES

ASK A GARDENING QUESTION
COCHISE COUNTY GARDENING CALENDAR

COCHISE COUNTY WEATHER DATA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MASTER GARDENER NEWSLETTER

MASTER GARDENER PRECIPITATION DATA  1999 - 2007
RECOMMENDED READING
SIERRA VISTA AREA PLANT LIST

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SOUTH CAMPUS BOTANICAL GARDEN GUIDE

MASTER GARDENER ARTICLES IN THE SIERRA VISTA HERALD

 

COCHISE COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION RESOURCES

 

4-H PROGRAM

COCHISE COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
PLANT SCIENCES CENTER
THE COCHISE COUNTY HERBARIUM

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SOUTH

WATER WISE PROGRAM, Cochise County
WATER WISE & ENERGY SMART, Fort Huachuca
WATER WISE SCHOOLS (520) 458-8278 X 2226

COCHISE COUNTY MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

City of Sierra Vista Compost Facility
7201 E. Hwy 90, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Tel: (520) 452-9805
Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
1500 North Circle I Road, Willcox, AZ 85643
Tel: (520) 384-2272  
Source for direct-sale fresh farm produce

ARIZONA MASTER GARDNER MANUAL


The following links are to sites outside of the Cochise County Master Gardener Web Site
Arboriculture
Basic Botany
Cacti
Diagnosing Plant Damage
Entomology
Flower Beds
Fruit Trees
Houseplants
Integrated Pest Management
Irrigation
Lawns
Pesticide Use & Safety
Plant Propagation
Pruning
Soils & Fertilizers
Vegetable Gardening
Vertebrate Pests
Water Quality & Use
The Arizona Master Gardener Manual

COLLEGE of AGRICULTURE and LIFE SCIENCES PUBLICATIONS
University of Arizona 


The following publications are available for down-load.  Please note that PDF versions will require that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the document. 
You can download a free copy of the Reader.

To see the complete list of Publications - click here.

Arizona Landscape Palms   PDF version 432 kb
Backyard Fruit Production at Elevations 3500 to 6000 Feet  PDF version 169 kb
Cactus, Agave, Yucca and Ocotillo  PDF version 160 kb
Care of Desert-Adapted Plants  PDF version 286 kb
Choosing a Bug Repellent PDF Version 2.41 MB
Cotton (Texas) Root Rot  PDF version 29 kb

Damping Off  PDF version 20 kb

Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants  PDF version 20 kb
Diseases of Urban Plants in Arizona  PDF version 1432 kb  or  HTML version
Drought Tolerant Trees for Mid-Elevations (3,000-4,000 Feet)  PDF version 27 kb
Fertilizing in Home Gardens in Arizona  PDF version 43 kb 
Fire Blight   PDF version 22 kb
Frost Protection  PDF version 107 kb 
Growing Sweet Corn in Arizona  PDF version 35 kb
Guide to Symptoms of Plant Nutrient Deficiencies  PDF version 87 kb
Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use  HTML version
House Plants: Selection and Care  PDF version 216 kb
How to Hire a Tree Expert    PDF version 465 kb 
How to Bug Proof Your Home  PDF version 800 kb
Insect Repellents    PDF version 2697 kb
Javelina Resistant Plants  PDF version 17 kb
Laboratories Conducting Soil, Plant, Feed, or Water Testing PDF version 27 kb
Managing Caliche in the Home Yard  PDF version 216 kb
Planting Guidelines: Container Trees and Shrubs  PDF version 255 kb
Plant Selection and Selection of Plants (for the Landscape)  PDF version 877 kb
Preventing and Treating Bed Bugs PDF version 988 kb NEW
Pruning Deciduous Shade Trees  PDF version 234 kb
Powdery Mildew   PDF version 22 kb
Problems and Pests of Agave, Aloe, Cactus and Yucca PDF version 4956 kb
Source List for Seeds & Plants for the Uplands Southwest   PDF version 40 kb  HTML version
Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden PDF version 1774 kb  
Troubleshooting Problems with Roses   PDF version 103 kb
Verticillium Wilt   PDF version 18 kb
Working the Bugs Out, Bed Bug Control-What Landlords and Tenants in Multi-Family Housing Need to Know in Arizona PDF version 2.85 mb NEW

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION RESOURCES


UNIVERSITY of ARIZONA & COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SITES
The following links are to sites outside of the Cochise County Master Gardener Web Site
Arid-Southwestern Gardening Information
Arizona Calendar of Garden Events, Seminars & Workshops 
Extension Plant Pathology - diagnosis & management of plant diseases
La Nina AZMET Article
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Home Horticulture
Master Gardener Journal
Pima County Cooperative Extension Home Horticulture
The Arizona Master Gardener Manual
The Arizona Meteorological Network
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

MISCELLANEOUS GARDENING LINKS & PUBLICATIONS
The following links are to sites outside of the Cochise County Master Gardener Web Site

Arizona Native Plant Laws
Arizona Native Plant Society
Butterflies of Arizona - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center 
DesertUSA Newsletter 
High Country Xeriscape Council of Arizona
Home Fire Protection
Integrated Pest Management Project - University of California
New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension - Good publications 
PlantCare - A database of over 1,300 species of House and Greenhouse Plants
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
Southeastern Arizona Butterfly Association
USDA Plant Database
U.S. Forest Service  - Fire Effects Information Systems

ARBORETUMS, GARDENS, PARKS & MUSEUMS

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson, Arizona
Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Superior, Arizona
Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix, Arizona
The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Flagstaff, Arizona
The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens - El Paso, Texas
Tohono Chul Park - Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Botanical Gardens - Tucson, Arizona