As part of the Onward California campaign to raise Californians’ awareness of the role UC plays in their lives, UC has produced a 30-second commercial. In the first four seconds of the ad, Darren Haver, UC Cooperative Extension advisor and South Coast Research & Extension Center director, is seen from behind as he walks through a carrot field at South Coast REC.
The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, a tiny, mottled-brown insect about the size of an aphid, poses a serious threat to California’s citrus trees, including those grown in home gardens and on farms. The psyllid feeds on all varieties of citrus and a few very closely related ornamental plants in the family Rutaceae.
Farmers markets provide a variety of fresh-cut, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and other items directly from local Orange County farmers.