- Author: Sonia Rios
The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting free workshops for citrus grove owners, managers and farmers. The workshop will provide an overview of proper Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) scouting techniques from University of California research entomologists Dr. Monique Rivera. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice psyllid scouting techniques in blocks of trees known to host ACP.
- No cost to attend this event
- Strongly encouraged to bring a hand lens (a loaner hand lens will be provided if needed).
- 1.5 of “other” DPR Continuing Education Hours will be given.
- Further details on workshop location will be provided to registrants by email 48 hours prior to the event.
Space is limited, please register at: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25658
October 2, 2018, 9-11 AM
If you have any questions, please contact:
951-683-6491 EXT 224
BIG Things are happening in the avocado world!!!
Come find out at the Annual Avocado Meeting to be held in two weeks. Yes, it's coming up fast. And it's going to be in the Temecula area. New growers need to come to learn from the members what wonders are in store for them as growers.
Check out "Which Way World Avocado?"
The latest Topics in Subtropics quarterly is out. Check it out. And subscribe for further editions. And check out the archive of past editions.
Topics in Subtropics
The U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors have combined to publish this quarterly combined newsletter. It will emphasize citrus and avocado, but will also discuss the minor subtropicals.
|Volume 17, Summer 2018 (763KB)||
TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE
One good idea from a meeting can make all the difference of whether that was a meeting worth going to or not. One idea, that's all it takes to make a big difference back at the ranch. A lot of times the good idea comes from the people you meet there. Sometimes it comes from the speaker's presentation. Sometimes the idea comes to you while processing something you've just heard.
Whatever. I just went to a meeting organized by the Ventlecura County Farm Bureau where there were several speakers and numerous vendors. Lots of good ideas popped up on nutrients and water management. The practices were for the general grower audience, not specifically for citrus or strawberry growers. Meetings can often be focused on a given crop like the CA Avocado Society or Index Fresh avocado meetings. That doesn't mean a lemon or a flower grower couldn't learn from avocado practices. They can. Cross fertilization is good. And this Farm Bureau meeting was a good meeting.
Coming up October 4 and 5, is the annual CA Avocado Society meeting. This starts off with a field tours on the first day, then settles down to a lecture room style on Friday. This should be a good chance to meet other growers, see some interesting field practices and hear some good talks. It will be a good meeting.
Reno, NV (Sept 10, 2018): Scientists from the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nev. are pleased to announce the release of a long-awaited update to a climate mapping tool called the California Climate Tracker.
"One really significant change between the old and new versions of the California Climate Tracker is that in the previous version, you weren't able to look at archived maps," said Daniel McEvoy, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor of Climatology at DRI and member of the Climate Tracker project team. "Now you can say for example, 'I want to see what the 1934 drought looked like,' and go back and get the actual maps and data from 1934. You can also look at graphs of the data and see trends in temperature and precipitation over time."
In addition to providing historical and modern data for regions across California, this easy-to-use web-based tool can be used to produce publication-quality graphics for reports, articles, presentations or other needs. It can be accessed for free by anyone with a standard web browser and an internet connection.
"The California Climate Tracker was initially designed and developed for use by the California Department of Water Resources, but we hope it is also useful to a much broader community of water managers, climatologists, meteorologists and researchers in California," McEvoy said.