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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county

The ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) was found in Lodi and Manteca.  Click here to find out how you can help prevent the spread of this unwanted pest and what to do if you think you have it.

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Across California, the University of California’s 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve.

More than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home and youth advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to problems across California.

As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water.

As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies, develop wildfire education and help preserve natural areas and farmland.

As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program.

And thousands of volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program and the California 4-H Youth Development Program.

We work in full partnership with federal, state, county and private resources.

We are stewards, problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators and educators.

We are UC Cooperative Extension.

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A lady beetle crawls on an Iceland poppy stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who wouldn't like to have a lady beetle, aka ladybug? Although they're commonly called "ladybugs," entomologists call them "lady beetles." That's because they're beetles, not bugs. Nevertheless, who wouldn't like to have one? The California Grange...

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:19 PM

The Almond and the Bee

A honey bee heads for an almond blossom in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember Stephanie Hsia? She's the beekeeper/graduate student at Harvard's Graduate School of Design who traveled through almond orchards in California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys in May 2014 to illustrate and pen a book about the spatial...

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Targeting Malaria at a Bay Area Symposium

The malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

Mark your calendar. If you want to learn about malaria and the exciting new research underway, be sure to set aside Friday, April 24. It's the fourth annual Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium, co-hosted by the University of California, Davis, and...

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:22 PM

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San Joaquin County Cooperative Extension
Robert J. Cabral Ag Center

2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Ste 200, Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: (209) 953-6100
Fax: (209) 953-6128
Click here for a map

Ag Center May 2008


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UC ANR Master Gardener coordinator Kris Randal with the welcome sign on the Mariposa Creek Parkway. Take a short jaunt in Mariposa to see a treasure of California native plants
Posted 3/31/2015 - A half-block from the highway that brings thousands of tourists to Yosemite National Park each year, the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Master Gardeners landscaped a short and scenic hiking path that provides the perfect break on a long...

Heard it through the grapevine? Extension training ensures information accuracy. Extension conference to help practitioners reach winegrape farmers
Posted 3/23/2015 - A support network for California winegrape growers will gather in Lodi March 24-26 at the National Viticulture and Enology Extension Leadership Conference. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources plays a vital role in developing and extending research-based...

Cotton farmers will be carefully monitoring and treating for sweet potato whitefly during the 2015 growing season. UC ANR and San Joaquin Valley cotton growers join forces to prevent sticky cotton in 2015
Posted 3/23/2015 - Last fall Kerman cotton farmer Paul Betancourt got a call from the gin manager where his crop was being processed and his heart dropped. The gin found sticky cotton. “It's like having an embarrassing social disease,” Betancourt said....

A foothill dwelling landscaped with a five-foot non-combustible zone. The building is also equipped with an extra large rain barrell that collects water during storms for irrigating plants. Five-foot zone free of plants can help rural homes’ fire survival
Posted 3/18/2015 - California law requires homeowners in wildfire-prone areas to create 100 feet of defensible space around their dwellings. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) experts suggest going a bit farther by creating a five-foot buffer immediately...

A V-cut in the curb allows water from the gutter to flow into the bioswale. UC to study the fate of street trees grown in increasingly popular bioswales
Posted 3/16/2015 - To keep pollution out of the ocean and natural creeks, California city planners are looking for creative ways to manage the large amount of water that falls during rain storms. More and more, they are building bioswales, shallow roadside basins designed...

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