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Staff merit-based salary program for 2017-18
Posted 5/18/2017 - I am pleased to announce the University will implement a merit-based salary increase program for policy-covered (nonrepresented) staff employees for the 2017-18 fiscal year. For ANR staff employees, the salary increase program will be effective July 1,...

Dairy and food safety, pest management and youth development program teams to meet in June
Posted 5/18/2017 - Three program teams and the associated workgroups will be meeting in June in Davis. Registration is open for the Pest Management, Dairy Production and Food Safety, and Positive Youth Development program team meetings. Pest Management  June 6-7 UC...

ANR news blog

  • UC Master Gardener program nurturing public seed libraries

    Added May 24, 2017
    Saving seeds from your garden and sharing them in a seed library works with open-pollinated plants. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    Seed libraries are sprouting in California, including a new one in San Bernardino created with the support of UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, reported Suzanne Sproul in the San Bernardino Sun. The story was picked up by the Los...

  • The drought may be over, but water concerns haven't been doused

    Added May 18, 2017
    Overhead irrigation is one of the promising techniques being used in conservation agriculture systems.

    Record winter rainfall during the 2016-17 winter has enabled farms to emerge from survival mode in the short term, but scientists are still working hard to be ready for the next drought, reported Tim Hearden in Capital Press. Hearden spent a day at...

  • Loss of trees could portend loss of human life

    Added May 9, 2017
    Sycamore trees are particularly susceptible to the ravages of polyphagous shot hole borer. These majestic trees provide shade, clean the air, and protect water - valuable ecosystem services that are lost when a pest kills the tree.

    An invasive pest from Asia is killing thousands of trees in Southern California, which may lead to the death of thousands of humans, reported Adam Rogers on Wired.com. Polyphagous shot hole borer females drill holes inside trees to lay their eggs. In...

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