Agriculture & Pest Management

Healthy agricultural systems are essential to our quality of life and economy. We spark innovation and encourage environmentally friendly production practices.

California is the nation's No. 1 agricultural state. More than 400 different agricultural products are produced in the Golden State, including more than one-third of the nation's vegetables and two-thirds of the nation's fruits and nuts. California's agriculture represents 13 percent of the nation's total agricultural value.

It's science

Scientific research is the fuel that keeps this robust economic engine running smoothly. UC ANR lets farmers access UC research and of community-based Cooperative Extension advisors keyed into local priorities and issues.

Nine research and extension centers

Our Research and Extension Centers allow us to conduct research in specific geographic settings that mirror California's diverse growing regions. UC ANR partners with campus-based specialists, making sure that farmers benefit from cutting edge research and innovation.

Sustainability and safety

We help California farmers be among the most successful and sustainable in the world. Through research and field trials we bring new varieties to meet consumer preferences, evolving markets and changing climate conditions. We generate economic studies of new markets and production costs; innovations in technology that improve yield, safety and water use; and help agricultural interests respond to threats posed by invasive pests and diseases. Long a leader in integrated pest management, UC ANR is a model for managing pests with an eye to sustainability and safety for people and the planet.


California is a diverse state, and UC ANR works with farmers at all scales of production and in all locations: rural, urban and points in-between.

Read the latest research:

Agricultural Issues Center

California Institute for Water Resources

Integrated Pest Management Program

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Learn, participate and volunteer:

UC Research and Extension Centers

UC Cooperative Extension

Informatics and GIS

Featured Publications

Citrus Production Manual
The first comprehensive manual on citrus production from the University of California covers the entire process in a clear and accessible way.
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Fresh Market Caneberry Production Manual
First ever caneberry manual written for Western fresh market growers. Up-to-date information on all aspects of raspberry and blackberry production including pla...
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Grape Pest Management—Third Edition
This comprehensive update to the classic includes several new invasive species that are now major pests. More than 70 experts have consolidated the latest scien...
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Pistachio Production Manual
The combined knowledge of 42 experts and years of research and field trials are brought to fruition in this 321 page manual. From an overview of the state of t...
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The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, ...
Newly updated! Detailed information for selecting, using, handling, storing, and disposing of pesticides; worker protection; label reading; personal protective ...
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Weed Pest Identification and Monitoring Ca...
Based on the bestselling Weeds of California and Other Western States; this is the perfect pocket-sized companion for anyone working in the field.
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