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University of California Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The office will be closed for the following holidays:

September 4 - Labor Day 
November 10 - Veterans Day
November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving

December 25 thru January 1 – Winter Break

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Latest News

New beginnings for the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Camarillo

In December 2022, the University of California acquired a 114-acre farm property on the west side of Camarillo to become the new home of the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The ultimate goal of the new Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center is to become a vibrant research and education hub that provides science-based solutions and is responsive to the needs of agricultural, rural and urban communities and the environment in Ventura County. Use this link to read the complete article: A New Home for HAREC

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Come Work With Us!

UCCE Area Director – San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, Job ID 58927
County Locations: San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County
Posted on September 8, 2023

Project Scientist in Climate-Smart Agriculture with UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program - #23-11
Statewide Position
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 28, 2023
Closing on October 9, 2023

Administrative Assistant 1 – Ventura, CA, Job ID 57434
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on August 8, 2023

Program / Office Assistant – Ventura, CA, Job ID 57428
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on August 8, 2023

4-H Community Education Specialist 2 – Ventura, CA, Job ID 54788
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on June 22, 2023

Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for California

Celery – celery variety trial (Photo Chris Greer – UC IPM)

Christopher Greer, UC IPM and Plant Pathology Advisor, discusses findings and makes recommendations about "Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for California," a document resulting from 21 months of research by the Sustainable Pest Management (SPM) Work Group regarding California's transition from high-risk pesticides to safer, more sustainable methods of pest control in both agricultural and urban settings. Read the full report: Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for California

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Research and Extension Center System  
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UC ANR) operates nine Research and Extension Centers (RECs) throughout California. Each has unique ecological resources and connects research and extension activities to regional challenges and issues. Learn about all nine extensions here: 
RECs Brochure

UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
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    Proactive Biocontrol!!!!

    This is a call to prepare for pest invasions with an eye to proactive biocontrol written by Mark Hoddle in a recently published article in the journal BioControl: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10526-023-10206-5 A new  paradigm:...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Water, SGMA, GSP?

    To achieve groundwater sustainability under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, or SGMA, demand management – policies that encourage water conservation – will be necessary, says Ellen Bruno, University of California...

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    The New Growing Environment

    So what causes these wounds on leaves and fruit on lemons? Corky, sunken  blisters on the leaves. Small divots in the fruit. Some of the spots had halos around them, but most not. That would indicate an infection of some sort. It was showing up in a...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • argentine ant and hydrogels
    Argentine Ant Workshop

    Ant Management Workshop For Citrus, Avocado, Cherimoya, Passion fruit, Dragon fruit Growers 21 September 2023 8:30 – 3, Thursday Cooperative Extension Ventura County Office 669 County Square Drive, California Room Ventura, CA...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
Welcome Emma Volk

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Emma's work has focused on research and outreach pertaining to nursery management, alternative soil pest and disease control, and small fruit production practices. She looks forward to supporting the horticultural industry in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties through research and education as the Production Horticulture Area Advisor. Emma is also the Master Gardener Advisor. She holds an MS in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University and a BS in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University.


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If you are a commercial grower and need advice or assistance on an agricultural issue, please contact one of our Cooperative Extension Advisors. 

If you wish to bring a sample to the UCCE office, please complete and print the Sample Submission Form and bring it with your sample.

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