Extracted from the UC ANR News & Events blog (https://ucanr.edu/News/?routeName=newsstory&postnum=42793)
UC Cooperative Extension weed science advisor Kurt Hembree retires on July 1
Retiring UC Cooperative Extension weed science advisor Kurt Hembree credits his mentor and predecessor, Bill Fischer, for his successful 26-year career conducting a weed...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
In memory of Travis Bean
Written by Karl Tanner
On May 27, 2020, Travis Bean, UC Cooperative Extension specialist and an incredible, amazing and accomplished man passed away suddenly at the age of 43.
Travis was born in Lincoln, NB, on Feb. 11, 1977, and raised in Yuma, AZ. At the University of Arizona, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in plant science in 2000, Master of Science degree in range management in 2002, and eventually his Doctor of Philosophy degree in ecology and management of rangelands in 2014.
Travis joined the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside in 2014. There he developed a research and extension program focused on managing weedy.../h2>
New to cover crops? What alternatives are there and how does one figure out what might work in your special situation? Well, be one of the first to test out a new software program developed by Shulamit Shroder, our Climate Smart Specialist in Kern County. She would love to get feed back on how it works and can be improved.
How many different cover crops can you count in this photo?
- Author: Amber Vinchesi-Vahl
In 2019, my colleague Sarah Light (UCCE Agronomy Advisor: Sutter-Yuba and Colusa counties) and myself were in Year 2 of a Healthy Soils Demonstration Project in Sutter County, CA. Our field site was planted to tomatoes and was in it's first year of certified organic production. The previous year, wheat was harvested, and then a vetch cover crop was planted over the winter. Unfortunately, in addition to the processing tomato crop, there was a significant infestation of johnsongrass. This caused significant yield loss in certain areas of the tomato field, likely up to 5 tons/acre.
Fast forward to 2020, and the field is planted to rice instead of corn as originally planned so the grower can better manage the...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
|Working title:||Extension Educator–Integrated Pest Management (IPM)|
|Appointment:||Full-time, Assistant Extension Professor (9623)|
|Location:||Extension Regional Office, To Be Determined|
|Program Area:||Extension Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)|
|Reports to:||Program Leader, AFNR|
|Apply by:||June 25, 2020 initial deadline; Open until...|