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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county
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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.
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Why aren't there more women in beekeeping? "According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 31 percent of all American farmers are women, contributing $12.9 billion to the agricultural economy," says Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and...
Quick question: What was diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital wearing on her head as she talked about the nematode collection last Saturday at the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum...
It was heaven in the bee haven. As temperatures climbed into the seventies last Saturday, honey bees foraged in the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei). and pollinated the almond blossoms. It seemed like spring. Nearly 600...
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Brent A Holtz Ph.D.
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
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UCCE to be a leader in climate change awareness and education
Posted 2/21/2018 - Although individual extreme weather events cannot yet be reliably linked to global climate change, the warming planet may be contributing to recent weather disasters in California. Across the state, 129 million trees died as a result of the drought of...
Good news for hedgerows: No effects on food safety in the field
Posted 2/15/2018 - Hedgerows enhance wildlife abundance and diversity around farmland without contributing to food safety problems in field crops, according to a new study published by a team of University of California researchers. The UC Agriculture and Natural...
UC launches drought video series Feb. 2
Posted 2/2/2018 - Because periodic droughts will always be a part of life in California, the UC California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) produced a series of videos to maintain drought awareness and planning, even in years when water is more abundant. The first of...
Flooding alfalfa fields has high potential for groundwater recharge
Posted 1/19/2018 - A rigorous field study in two California climate zones has found that alfalfa can tolerate very heavy winter flooding for groundwater recharge. The research was published online Jan. 16 in California Agriculture journal. The alfalfa research is the...
Ag leaders, scientists set priorities to prevent invasive pest threats to the environment and economy
Posted 1/18/2018 - The gypsy moth, an interloper from Europe and Asia, is threatening California's majestic oaks in Ventura County. Invasive desert knapweed, which comes from Africa, has made its first North American appearance in in California's Anza-Borrego Desert,...