Welcome to the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension (KARE) Center. Since its official dedication in 1965 KARE has achieved international acclaim for leadership in the development of new fruit, nut, and grape varieties, innovative cultural and irrigation practices, pest and disease management techniques, and postharvest biology. In addition, KARE plays a leadership role in maintaining the quality of California's rural environment, with programs in air and water quality, and mosquito management. Please enjoy our website and give us feedback concerning the site.
Kearney News Updates
Added January 10, 2020
Scorching temperatures and parched earth are no match for the sorghum plant — this cereal crop, native to Africa, will remain green and productive, even under conditions that would render other...
Dr. Themis Michailides receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Phytopathological Society, Pacific Division.Added July 9, 2019
The Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society recently awarded Dr. Themis Michailides their Lifetime Achievement Award. Here are some excerpts from the presentation of the...
Kearney shares summer mornings with high school students from Reedley College Upward Bound Math and Science program.Added July 3, 2019
The last two weeks of June were filled with the activity of high school students brought from Reedley College for experiential learning about math and science in agriculture. Kearney has played a...
Added July 1, 2019
On the last Wednesday of June, the Nectarine Room was filled with friends, great food, laughter, and a few tears as Kearney bid farewell and happy retirement to four long time employees stationed...
Added July 1, 2019
Summer is here, and we're halfway through 2019 already! Why not get jump on finishing up your continuing education units by taking online courses from the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM). If you...