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AGROpreneurship at Lindley ranch
Sonoma County Beginning Farmer and Rancher Training  Program 

The University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with Santa Rosa Junior College, Small Business Development Center, and the Latino Service Providers, will provide training and a full range of supportive tools and resources to beginning farmers and ranchers in Sonoma County.



OMRI certification of the organic biopesticide Mycotrol-O


Mycotrol-O is a biopesticide with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana as the active ingredient.  Beauveria bassiana is pathogenic to a wide range of arthropod pests and I have used both Mycotrol-O and the conventional formulations BotaniGard 22WP and BotaniGard ES in several studies against multiple pests over years.  It showed good potential against thrips in lettuce,...

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Reporting the occurrence of rice root aphid and honeysuckle aphid and their management in organic celery

Rice root aphid and honeysuckle aphid-Organic celery- 20141203 (11)

A few species of aphids infest celery in California.  According to the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines, the black bean aphid (Aphis fabae), the foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani), the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), the hawthorn or parsley aphid (Dysaphis apiifolia), and the cotton or melon aphid (Aphis gossypii) attack celery and cause varying levels of damage.  These aphids...

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Ken Tate is 2015 recipient of James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award


The following appear in CA&ES Currents Newsletter, August 13, 2015. Congratulations Ken!!! UC Cooperative Extension specialist Kenneth Tate is the 2015 recipient of the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award. The award recognizes a distinguished career of achievement by an Academic Federation member. A secondary but important consideration is voluntary service to the campus, UC...

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 3:22 PM

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