- Author: Sarah Light
University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba-Colusa is holding a series of webinars in September and October to provide research updates on some of the major crops in the Sacramento Valley. The classes are relevant to growers throughout California and are primarily focused on pest management and pesticide safety.
The September 9th webinar will feature Franz Niederholzer, Orchard Systems Advisor. "We will be reviewing proven almond IPM practices with an eye to reducing input costs, where possible, while delivering effective pest control," says Niederholzer. He has been working in almonds in the Sacramento Valley for almost 20...
- Author: Sarah Light
- Author: Helaine Berris
UC Cooperative Extension and Colusa RCD Launch Soil Health Connection
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California's agricultural systems.
Hosts Sarah Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor, and Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD Executive Director bring their own knowledge and expertise to the channel...
- Author: UC Integrated Pest Management Program
Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain invasive insects, or have plant disease causing agents. Here's what the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has to say about it.
APHIS Stakeholder Announcement July 28, 2020 (Language from their website)
USDA Investigates Packages of Unsolicited Seeds
USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working closely.../h2>
While most Californians are staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, California farmers, farmworkers and other agricultural professionals are out in the fields and packing houses working to produce food.
With increased demand for personal protective equipment, or PPE, to protect against COVID-19, these essential workers are facing shortages. Agricultural commissioners in 28 counties are hearing from farmers who are having trouble getting PPE for their employees and farmers in another 11 counties who are worried about running out of PPE in the next month or two according to a California Department of Pesticide Regulation survey.
Gloves, N95 respirators, coveralls and other gear that...
- Author: Konrad Mathesius
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Intersection of County Rd 86 and County Rd 14, Esparto, CA
GPS: 38.788309, -122.022779
Registration (not required, but helpful for us): http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=29662
8:15 a.m. Registration, light refreshments
8:25 a.m. Welcome and introduction
Konrad Mathesius, UCCE Agronomy Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano
Sarah Light, UCCE...