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GEM avocados are tear-drop shaped. Avocado tasters are wrapping up a their work at UC sensory lab
A group of trained and dedicated volunteers have been tasting avocado samples at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier to determine whether the GEM avocado variety can stand up to the tried-and-true Hass in grocery...

UCCE animal science specialist Frank Mitloehner. (Photo: UC Davis) UN releases major climate change report
Keeping global warming below 2 degrees C (3.6 F) can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, including land and food, said the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a report released Aug. 8,...

School teachers visit a forest as part of the Forestry Institute for Teachers training. (Photo: Forestryinstitute.org) Teachers learn about forestry during summer vacation
School teachers take a week each summer for a deep dive into the world of forestry courtesy of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, reported the Times-Standard. Teachers explore redwoods, endangered species and water quality during the Forestry...

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Healthy Animals, Healthy People Survey

Backyard Poultry Survey

If you have backyard livestock or poultry or are a small-scale producer of livestock or poultry, this survey is for you. This questionnaire asks about the specific practices and perceptions that you apply to your animals' health, husbandry, and...

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Improving strawberry yields with biostimulants: a 2018-2019 study

Strawberry study plots

Biostimulants are beneficial microorganisms or substances that can be used in crop production to improve plants' immune responses and their ability to perform well under biotic and abiotic stresses.  Biostimulants induce plant resistance to stress...

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

New Book About the California Strawberry Industry

wilted

And this one is sure to make a splash. Just bought it on Amazon, and I'll set aside my current read (Plato's Gorgias) to wade into this one.  It's supposed to arrive on Friday, so I can start into it already this weekend.  From the...

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:53 PM

Rice Weed Course 2019

Participants head to the field (2016). Photo by Dana Dickey

The 2019 Rice Weed Course will take place:  Friday, September 6, 2019 from 8:00AM to 4:10PM (Registration begins at 7:30AM) at the  Hamilton Road Field (on West Hamilton Rd. between Hwy. 99 & Riceton Hwy.) and Rice...

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:08 PM
Tags: rice (18), weeds (24)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

A sustainable way of producing strawberries using the new IPM model

Strawberry field

A strawberry field in Nipomo (Photo by Surendra Dara) The traditional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) model is focused on maintaining ecological balance in the cropping system with some attention to the economics of pest management related to...

Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture,Innovation,Pest Management

Food News in Spanish

Hay muchos tipos de bebidas azucaradas disponibles en las tiendas de conveniencia y supermercados. Los defensores del impuesto a las gaseosas se encuentran con altibajos políticos
Cuando Genoveva Islas tenía 12 años, era responsable de ponerle las inyecciones de insulina a su tía diabética. “Mi tía perdió los dedos de los pies, su pierna y su vida”, mencionó Islas....

Hay muchos tipos de bebidas azucaradas disponibles en las tiendas de conveniencia y supermercados. Los defensores del impuesto a las gaseosas se encuentran en altibajos políticos
In English Cuando Genoveva Islas tenía 12 años, era responsable de ponerle las inyecciones de insulina a su tía diabética. “Mi tía perdió los dedos de los pies, su pierna y su vida”, mencionó...

Las ratas de tejado son una especie introducida en California Ratas de tejado causan daños en huertas
Para prevenir problemas, los científicos de UC ANR recomiendan monitorear la actividad de los roedores y usar estaciones de cebo antes de la temporada de crecimiento. Las ratas de tejado corren de manera desenfrenada por las huertas de California...

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