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UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Dr. Suite 100
Ventura CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

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Our offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is telecommuting from home. We are available via phone and email. 

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Latest News

Trees Make a Better World - Free Five-part Webinar Series

Sessions will cover tree selection, planting, pruning, feeding, watering, pest management.

When: Thursdays beginning April 22, 2021

Registration: Trees Make a Better World

UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
  • laurel wilt in Florida
    New News on Laurel Wilt of Avocado

    Laurel Wilt-Ambrosia Beetle Grower's Seminar to update and discuss testing out-of-the-box control approaches research project. This project was supported by the Florida Avocado Administrative Committee. Purpose: The Florida Avocado Committee funded a...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • groundwater
    Learn About Groundwater

    Introduction to Groundwater, Watersheds, and Groundwater Sustainability Plans - An Online Shortcourse Thursday,  May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3 (15 hours)                 9:00am – 12:00pm...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • weeds bordering avocado orchard
    Glyphosate Impacts on Orchard Crops

    Article also published in California Weed Science Society Journal (March 2021 issue) -Brad Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides in orchard crops in California both in terms of treated acres and amount of active ingredient applied....

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COVID-19: UCCE Ventura Operations Information

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home order. UC academics and staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. 

All UC ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through July 2021 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes. If you have questions or concerns, email us at hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Thanks for understanding and stay well.

Annemiek Schilder

Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC


Thelma Hansen Fund Call for Proposals: Update

Due to the pending sale of the Faulkner Farm and planned transition of the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center to a new location and associated expenses, there will be no call for proposals for the Thelma Hansen Fund in 2021.

You may wish to explore the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Small Grants program as a possible alternative.


Post Fire Recovery Project

Severe wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have damaged urban and rural roads, culverts, structures, and hill slopes, resulting in potential discharges of sediment, metals, nutrients, and other pollutants to adjacent
streams, threatening aquatic life and public health.

A new project - in partnership with Ventura RCD and Los Angeles Regional Water Board - will implement erosion control Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce erosion on private and public lands impacted by
2018, (INCLUDING THE THOMAS FIRE), 2019, and 2020 wildfires within Ventura County.

The Program will allocate a total of $320,000 worth of reimbursable supplies across at least 16 sub-projects, funding will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Click on the link below to learn more.

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Protecting Subtropicals from Frost

Farm Advisor Ben Faber has put together a helpful and comprehensive document about protecting subtropicals from frost. This PDF covers a range of topics. You can access it below:

Protecting Subtropicals from frost

And remember, even though our office remains closed to the public, we're available via email and phone. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics

If you are a commercial grower and need advice or assistance on an agricultural issue, please contact the appropriate UC Cooperative Extension Advisor

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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