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UC Blogs
  • This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)
    Why Bumble Bee Expert Robbin Thorp Would Have Been Proud

    Robbin Thorp would have been proud of what happened on Thursday, Jan. 14. When the UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, a global authority on bumble bees, died June 7, 2019 at age 85, scientists found a way to memorialize him and what he...

  • Screen shot of the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium. It's online on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Paq0ka3NIP0
    Highly Successful UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium Is Now Online

    If you missed the recent UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium on saliva and sewage tests, plus vaccines, not to worry. It's online on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Paq0ka3NIP0  "We had a total of 1,234 registrants," reported UC Davis Distinguished...

  • A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for oxalis blossoms in Benicia on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    A Delight to See in January: A Bombus in Benicia

    They're out there! Yes, after a l-o-n-g, cold, hard winter, bumble bees are emerging. At least in Solano County.  At 11:20 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 13), we spotted a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging...

  • Piper, a West Highland white terrier, aka Westie,
    On Making a Mountain Out of an Ant Hill

    When you "make a mountain out of a molehill," you're exaggerating the severity of the situation. But if you're an ant, you can make little mounds that might appear--at least to other ants--like mountains. Quite an attraction at a Vacaville park are...

  • The UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19 tests and vaccines will take place at 5 p.m., Jan. 13.
    UC Davis Symposium: Do You Have Questions on COVID-19 Tests and Vaccines?

    (Note:  UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal focuses his research on the biochemical and molecular basis of insect olfaction, or how insects perceive the world through the sense of smell. However, he is also heavily involved in...

Calendar of Upcoming Events
Event Name Date
2021 California Processing Tomato Production 1/22/2021
2021 California Cherry Research Review 1/26/2021

San Joaquin County Cooperative Extension
Robert J. Cabral Ag Center

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