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Monthly news roundup: October 2017
Posted 11/1/2017 - Burning question: Can California prevent the next wildfire? Glen Martin, California Magazine, Oct. 31, 2017 The incentive for city council members and county supervisors is to encourage development and expand tax bases, said UC ANR researcher and UC...

Monthly news roundup: September 2017
Posted 10/2/2017 - Rice acreage is down, and yield seems to be tooSteven Schoonover, Chico Enterprise, Sept. 30, 2017The Sacramento Valley rice harvest, now underway, is expected to come in about 10 percent lower than normal because of late planting due to the wet spring...

Monthly news roundup: August 2017
Posted 9/1/2017 - Grants to fund development of disease resistance in strawberries Mark Anderson, Sacramento Business Journal, Aug. 25, 2017 A team of researchers from UC ANR, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and University of Florida...

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Vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a healthful Thanksgiving surprise

The Stokes sweet potato, right, has better color than the L-14-15-P experimental cultivar.

Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table. These rich dishes belie the true nature of sweet...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:49 AM

UC ANR encourages posting unselfies for #GivingTuesday Nov. 28

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On Nov. 28, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving powered by our social networks. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Simple tips for the best Thanksgiving

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            “What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown.


You don't need...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Delving Deeper into the Concept of Supplemental Chill

Supplemental chill, also known as cold conditioning, takes place after harvest of the transplants, which have gone dormant because of their exposure to the decreasing daylength and lower temperatures of the nursery fields of Northern California where...

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Thanksgiving persimmons are autumn joy


When the weather cools in the fall and the holidays draw near, orange orbs ripen on persimmon trees in California to offer a fresh autumn sweetness in time for Thanksgiving recipes and holiday décor. At the UC South Coast Research and Extension...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Food News in Spanish

Frijoles blancos, navy beans, en remojo toda la noche y listos para cocerlos. El nombre en inglés se deriva del hecho de que eran un alimento básico de la Marina de EUA, según el Concilio de Frijoles Secos de California. (Fotografía: Kathy Keatley Garvey). Es bueno saber un poco sobre los frijoles
Posted 11/21/2017 -       In English Si dice “no sé nada de los frijoles”, pero en verdad debería saberlo. Los frijoles son uno de los cultivos más antiguos de la civilización que se remonta a los inicios del...

El camote Stokes, a la derecha, tiene mejor color que el cultivar experimental L-14-15-P. Los camotes de un vibrante morado son una saludable sorpresa en el Día de Acción de Gracias
Posted 11/20/2017 -   En inglés Los camotes endulzados –chorreando mantequilla, azúcar morena y nueces – o una cacerola de camotes machacados y cubiertos de malvaviscos tostados - son platillos tradicionales en la mesa del Día de...

anuncio Ideas sencillas para celebrar el mejor Día de Acción de Gracias
Posted 11/18/2017 - In English   “¿Qué tal si, hoy, agradeciéramos por todo?” pregunta Charlie Brown. Usted no necesita ser un personaje de caricatura querido para entender el significado del Día de Acción de Gracias....

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