- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
CDFA awards grant for Proactive IPM program
(Morning Ag Clips) April 30
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded funding for one project in the initial funding cycle for the Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions grant program. The project, titled “Proactive Biological Control of Spotted Lantern Fly, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae)” was awarded $543,936.
The three-year project will develop biological control agents for spotted lantern fly, an invasive pest that has not yet arrived in California but is spreading rapidly across the eastern US. This pest has the potential to affect many high-value California crops including grapes, walnuts,...
The California Naturalist program will be offered in an eight-day immersion course in Cambria this month, and in a slower-paced eight-week program that starts in September in San Luis Obispo, reported Michele Roest in the San Luis Obispo Tribune. California Naturalist sessions begin in September in a wide range of California locations, including Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and Yosemite National Park.
In all cases, fulfilling the course requirements will allow participants to join the
An avid hiker since high school, Joye looked for a hiking guide when she moved to Tuolumne County in 2008. When she couldn't find one, she decided to write one herself. Joye spent two years researching the book.
Joye has a bachelor's degree in physiology, a master's degree in exercise physiology and both a life and physical science teaching credential, all from the...
California Naturalist Adam Blauert wrote an account for the Merced Sun-Star of his participation in the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' statewide program that trains volunteers to be stewards of California wildlands and natural areas.
The UC California Naturalist program is developing a statewide network of educated and committed volunteers who are interested in the state's natural landscapes and sharing their passion for natural resource conservation with the public.
"I didn't come away from the course an...
A 12-week training session for the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' California Naturalist program is scheduled to begin on March 12 at the UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve, reported Lorena Anderson of the UC Merced communications office.
UC California Naturalist was established in 2012 and became an official UC ANR special program in 2014. Training sessions are held throughout the state to foster a network of nature lovers to promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service. As of Sept. 30, 2014, more than 18,000...