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True to the mission of the land grant universities, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources connects the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians.

For over 100 years, our advisors, specialists, faculty and staff have been committed to:

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UC Blogs
  • Praying mantis meets quail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    The Tale of a Quail and a Mantis

    It would never happen in real life. A quail and a praying mantis together? Except when one is a decorative metal sculpture. A mantis, a carnivore, is known to eat hummingbirds (in addition to its regular diet of bees and butterflies, et al). And a...

  • The late Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) annually searched for Franklin's bumble bee but hadn't seen it since 2006. That's his image of the bee on his computer screen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    How Franklin's Bumble Bee May Be Found

    Is Franklin's bumble bee extinct or is it just elusive? Annual search parties conducted since 2006 have failed to locate the species. Now scientists may learn its status via DNA "fingerprints." A recent article in the National...

  • An energetic honey bee heads for a cape mallow (Anisodontea sp.
    Sorry, We're Closed? Not the California Master Beekeeper Program!

    Sorry, we're closed! What's a honey bee to do when one of her favorite flowers, cape mallow (Anisodontea sp. "Strybing Beauty") is not open for bees-ness. Well, leave it to the bee to find a way. We recently witnessed a honey bee encountering a...

  • Photo 1. Oakleaf goosefoot: above and lower leaf surfaces shown
    Oakleaf goosefoot a new weed concern in the Salinas Valley

    Richard Smith is the University of California Cooperative Extension Monterey County Vegetable Crop Production and Weed Science Farm Advisor. He also covers Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.   Oakleaf goosefoot (Chenopodium glaucum) is a new weed...

  • Sampling a chocolate-covered cicada snack are (from left) Maxwell Arnold, Brennen Dyer, Iris Bright, Amberly Hackmann, and Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Would You Eat a Chocolate-Covered Cicada?

    Would you eat a chocolate-covered cicada? Yes? No? Maybe? Entomophagy is no problem for scientists at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. They know where the office snacks are kept. The items include…drum...

Calendar of Upcoming Events
Event Name Date
The UC Alfalfa and Forage Field Day 9/23/2021

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