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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county
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The drone fly, aka European hover fly, aka syrphid fly, doesn't get as much press as the other drone, the unmanned aircraft. But the drone fly (Eristalis tenax), about the size of a honey bee and often mistaken for a honey bee, makes for great in-flight...
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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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Drought talk draws ranchers, researchers and climatologists
Posted 11/26/2014 - California's severe drought is entering a fourth year. With that, scientists met with ranchers to give background and gain feedback on a key climate indicator: the U.S. Drought Monitor. The November 7 workshop held at the University of...
Continued vigilance needed in the fight against Asian citrus psyllid
Posted 11/25/2014 - Two Asian citrus pysllids (ACP) were found in a trap near Exeter in November, just 10 miles away from the UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center. That brings to 29 the number of locations in the central San Joaquin Valley, from Bakersfield to Dinuba,...
The food vs. fuel debate: Growing biofuel in the U.S.
Posted 11/21/2014 - In order to slow global climate change and achieve greater energy independence, Americans are showing an increasing interest in switching over to clean, renewable fuels made from home-grown crops. In fact, Congress has mandated that at least 16 billion...
UC scientists help clarify use of insecticide
Posted 11/17/2014 - The insecticide chlorpyrifos is a critically important tool for California producers of alfalfa, almonds, citrus and cotton, according to a comprehensive report coordinated by the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program. As part of an action...
Drought-focused soil nutrient management series offered for farmers online
Posted 11/7/2014 - Beginning in November, a free, drought-focused soil nutrient management series for farmers will be hosted online by the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (UC SAREP), FarmsReach and Sustainable...