Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ANR News Blog

  • UC researchers look to expand California avocado production

    Added April 25, 2017
    Mary Lu Arpaia is on a mission to find new avocado varieties for California.

    California avocados are the best in the world. So says downtown restaurant manager Daniel Avalos in a Valley Public Radio story by reporter Ezra David Romero. The fact that they currently thrive only on a small swath of coastal Southern California is...

  • California peaches are in good shape

    Added April 21, 2017
    The Elegant Lady peach is one of many excellent varieties that are produced in abundance by California peach growers.

    The warmest winter since 1907 in south-central Texas has left its peach crop with inadequate chill hours this year, reported Lynn Brezosky in the San Antonio Express-News. Without sufficient chill hours over the winter, the buds didn't get the...

  • California trees are under attack at many fronts

    Added April 19, 2017
    Dead trees in the Sequoia National Forestd. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service)

    Trees in several parts of California are suffering greatly in recent years due to pests, fire, drought and now heavy rain. UC Cooperative Extension is working with landowners and communities to protect the state's natural environments, including its...

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