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Ag Award Recipient Rachael Freeman Long: A UC Davis Professor Sparked Her Interest in Biocontrol

Rachael Long, UCCE farm advisor, leads a tour of her  family farm in Yolo County in  April of 2015.

Rachael Freeman Long treasures her memories as a graduate student in entomology at the University of California, Davis. She remembers eating fried grasshoppers at a party. "They're okay with a lot of spices!" She remembers watching Professor Harry H....

Rachael Long, UCCE farm advisor, leads a tour of her  family farm in Yolo County in  April of 2015.
Rachael Long, UCCE farm advisor, leads a tour of her family farm in Yolo County in April of 2015. "Hedgerows are important for enhancing beneficial insects, including bees and natural enemies, for better biocontrol and crop pollination in adjacent field crops, with measurable economic benefits," she says. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rachael Long, UCCE farm advisor, leads a tour of her family farm in Yolo County in April of 2015. "Hedgerows are important for enhancing beneficial insects, including bees and natural enemies, for better biocontrol and crop pollination in adjacent field crops, with measurable economic benefits," she says. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do You Know What's In a Hedgerow?

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like to see lady beetles devouring aphids or assassin bugs piercing spotted cucumber beetles, then you'll love the workshop taking place Saturday, April 11 in rural Zamora, Yolo County. That's not to say you'll see beneficial insects doing their...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An assassin bug, a beneficial insect, targeting a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An assassin bug, a beneficial insect, targeting a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An assassin bug, a beneficial insect, targeting a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lacewing looking for love. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A green lacewing looking for love. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lacewing looking for love. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Feeding the Bees

Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about good news.   Honey bees will definitely benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement Tuesday that it will provide nearly $3 million in technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers in five Midwestern...

Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Researching the Hedgerows

Cuckoo bee on gum plant in Yolo County hedgerow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's hear it for the hedgerows. Picture native plants, shrub and ground cover bordering agricultural fields and providing habitat for native bees and other pollinators. Not just bed and breakfast, but bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner. And snacks in...

Cuckoo bee on gum plant in Yolo County hedgerow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cuckoo bee on gum plant in Yolo County hedgerow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cuckoo bee on gum plant in Yolo County hedgerow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Population biologist Lora Morandin of UC Berkeley will discuss her research on hedgerows on May 18 at UC Davis.
Population biologist Lora Morandin of UC Berkeley will discuss her research on hedgerows on May 18 at UC Davis.

Population biologist Lora Morandin of UC Berkeley will discuss her research on hedgerows on May 18 at UC Davis

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:58 PM
 
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