Join Ventura County strawberry growers at the 13th Annual Strawberry Production Meeting!
Strawberries are the largest crop grown in Ventura County and represent millions in revenues to the area. UC Ventura County Cooperative Extension advisor Dr. Oleg Daugovish sponsors this event every year to update the public and county growers on the latest in strawberry research. The meeting will feature agricultural experts who will speak on topics relevant to strawberry production in Ventura County. Several presentations will focus on irrigation, an important issue for growers in drought-susceptible southern California.
Time: 7:30 (registration); 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
516 Eubanks Rd.
Event is free, no cost to public and includes lunch and refreshments.
In English and in Spanish
Contact Oleg Daugovish at 805-645-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration or to make special arrangements.
See here to view flyer/agenda for this event!
Continuous education credits have been approved from the Department of Pesticide Regulation and VCAILG credits have been requested from the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The Master Gardeners of Ventura County will host one of their seasonal home-garden workshops in August. This workshop will focus on "Growing Enviable Orchids and Roses," and will include a continental breakfast, snacks and a docent-guided tour of the Faulkner home.
Gardening experts will guide orchid and rose enthusiasts with techniques to turn their blooms into showcase beauties.
The Master Gardeners love to share their expertise and love of gardening. Workshops are held on Saturdays so more members of the public can participate.
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
14292 W. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula, CA
General Public - $20
Master Gardeners - $10
This publication can help growers and land owners comply with conditional waivers for irrigated lands. The publication focuses on best water management methods that will maintain a higher level of water quality and reduce pollutant impacts. It includes a questionnaire that growers can use to evaluate their practices and a checklist for assessing and implementing a plan for managing soil, irrigation, fertilizer and pests for a variety sites.
Link to these publications on our website at:
The ANR Catalog should have a hard copy available for sale in the near future.
Articles in the November-December, 2013 issue include:
Rehabilitating Frost Damaged Citrus and Avocado - Although we live in sunny southern California the area has been subject to winter freezes. This article by UCCE Ventura advisor Dr. Ben Faber gives advice on ways to mitigate the damage caused by frost.
Advances in mitigation of alternate bearing of olive: vegetative growth response to plant growth regulators - UCCE Tulare advisor Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner and UC Riverside professor Carol Lovatt contributed this article on the results of their studies on the relationship between fruit load and vegetative growth on 'Manzanillo' olives.
Fertigation - Measuring Uniformity - Dr. Larry Schwankl, a UC Davis irrigation specialist, discusses steps to uniformly apply fertilizers. Fertigation is the injection of fertilizers through the irrigation system.
Olive Fly Update - UC Davis professor, Dr. Frank Zalom and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Bob VanSteenwyk provides a article on olive fly monitoring and treatment.
Articles in the Winter 2014 drought issue include:
The Spanish Avocado Industry - Dr. Ben Faber, UCCE Ventura advisor, reports on the avocado production and issues in Spain which has similar amounts of acreage devoted to avocado as California. He discusses his observations on varieties, productions and diseases and pests that affect these trees.
Strategizing for Water Cutbacks - Avocado and Citrus - Dr. Faber also contributed this article for saving water, important in these drought stricken times.
California Agricultural Production Statistics - A short summary of statistics on the top California agricultural commodities for 2012 and other pertininent data including additional resources are presented here.
Maintaining the Citrus Orchard with a Reduced Irrigation Allotment - UCCE Kern County advisor, Craig Kallsen, also contributed more information on reducing water usage and still maintain an orchard.
The 2014 Drought in California - This article by UCCE Riverside County Director and advisor Etaferahu Takele summarizes some of the federal, state and UC resources for dealing with drought.
In addition to enjoying the permanent exhibits, the museum also offers special temporary exhibits showcasing a variety of agriculture related themes.
Guided grade level specific trips are available for kindergarten through 8th grade and guided general interest museum visits for all grades. Prices vary depending on the type of tour chosen.
For more information about this agricultural learning opportunity contact the the Agriculture Museum's Education Coordinator at email@example.com or by phone at 805-585-3100 X103.
To learn more about this program on the internet visit the Agriculture Museum's website.
To register for a tour fill out this registration form.