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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.

Who We Are

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.

UC Blogs

Thrips Expert Cheryle O'Donnell: From San Diego to Beltsville

Just before Cheryle O'Donnell left San Diego for Beltsville, Md. she posed for this photo, which documents her USDA career.

Thrips expert Cheryle O'Donnell, a true UC Davis success story, is now settled into her new position. As of April 6, the former San Diego resident is the National Thysanoptera Taxonomist with the National Identification Services (NIS) at the Systematic...

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:52 PM
Tags: Cheryle O''Donnell (1), Diane Ullman (42), thrips (5), USDA (3)

From a 'Butterfly Wish' to a Tarantula Named 'Peaches'

Roxanne Bell, 7, of Davis, decided that Peaches, the rose-haired tarantula,

What a grand event! When the University of California, Davis held its annual campus "Take Your Daughters (And Sons) to Work" Day today (April 23), the participants met one-on-one with entomologists, firefighters, physicians, plant specialists,...

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Luck Be a Lady (Beetle)

A lady beetle, newly rescued from the bathroom of a restaurant in Marin County, crawls on an Iceland poppy in a Solano County bee garden. Freedom! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Overhead in the lady's restroom of a restaurant at the Sausalito marina: Mother to daughter: "There's a lady in here." Daughter: "A lady? Well, why wouldn't there be a lady in here? This is a lady's restroom." Mother: "Look right over there, on the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM
Tags: Coccinellidae (5), lady beetle (9), Sausalito (1)

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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
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UC Blogs

Mulch conserves water around the base of a tree. Help an oak tree tolerate severe drought
Posted 4/24/2015 - National Arbor Day is April 24. With California's continuing drought, many trees are showing signs of water stress. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources tree experts have been hearing from homeowners who are concerned about the effects of the drought on...

An olive orchard in Italy suffering from quick decline syndrome. (Photo: Rodrigo Krugner) New olive disease in Italy concerns California researchers
Posted 4/22/2015 - Olive farmers in southern Italy are dealing with a serious outbreak of olive quick decline syndrome, a new disease with symptoms that include leaf scorching, twig and branch dieback and, ultimately, tree death. In October 2013, the plant pathogen Xyllela...

Isao Fujimoto and his daughter, Esumi. Fujimoto to receive Bradford–Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award
Posted 4/21/2015 - Isao Fujimoto, lecturer emeritus of Community Development and Asian American Studies at UC Davis, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award for his commitment to California...

Area IPM advisor Emily Symmes teaches how to monitor for webspinning spider mites. New videos from UC IPM help stone fruit growers and PCAs tackle pest problems
Posted 4/21/2015 - Spider mites, fruit moth and twig borer larvae, aphids, and bark cankers are just a few pests that can wreak havoc on stone fruit trees. With spring well underway and trees in full bloom and beginning to develop fruit, it's time to monitor and take...

Spray heads can get knocked out of alignment. Check all spray heads to ensure they are hitting the target. 6 ways to reduce water use without killing your garden
Posted 4/20/2015 - On Earth Day, April 22, people around the world will be taking action to enhance our environment. To conserve water and meet California's new water-use restrictions, one place to start is literally in one's own backyard. More than half of all household...

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