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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:

  • Connecting Californians to their University
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UC Blogs
  • This image of a tiny monarch egg won a silver award in the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Day 2 of National Pollinator Week: Focus on a Tiny Egg

    It's Day 2 of National Pollinator Week. So, I guess I should "toot my own horn" (we don't have one, but in our household we do have a piano, a double bass,  a guitar, a banjo, a ukulele, a dulcimer, a harmonica, a sousaphone, a set of hand...

  • Yellow starthistle is an invasive rangeland weed. (Photo: J. M. DiTomaso)
    UC launches WeedCUT, a new online tool to manage invasive weeds in wildlands without herbicides

    California has abundant wildlands — forests, rangeland, open areas, wildlife refuges and national, state, and local parks — that need protection from invasive plants. Invasive plants affect all Californians by increasing wildfire potential;...

  • A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    National Pollinator Week: The Monarchs and The Melissodes

    Those mighty monarchs haven't graced us with their presence this year (since late January) in our Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden, but we're waiting for them. The habitat beckons and they will reign.  Meanwhile, it's the beginning...

  • The cost of water may deter people from growing food in urban areas, says Lucy Diekmann, UC Cooperative Extension urban agriculture and food systems advisor in Santa Clara County.
    Drought hurts urban farmers, too

    Extreme drought is changing agriculture across California — and urban farming is no exception.  Many community farms and gardens cultivate land owned by city or county departments, schools and private landowners. Lucy Diekmann, a UC...

  • Professor Jason Bond, the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    UC Davis Professor Jason Bond: Why Taxonomists Are Sorely Needed

    It's a thought-provoking podcast that you won't want to miss.  Shouldn't we be paying more attention to the undiscovered life on this planet while we're exploring other planets for signs of life?  Shouldn't taxonomy be more valued,...

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