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Cleaning Up Wildfire Ash Safely
You can avoid many health hazards from wildfire ash following these tips from California Department of Public Health, found online here
or you can download and print this flier Cleaning Up Wildfire Ash Safely CDPH 7 Aug 2018
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.
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.
Aphids, don't you just hate them? Especially those oleander aphids that suck the very lifeblood out of our milkweed plants that we're struggling to save for monarch butterflies. Just call aphids "The Enemy of the Gardener" or "The Enemy of the...
It was not just people who attended the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house at the University of California, Davis last Saturday. So did honey bees, carpenter bees, bumble bees, metallic green sweat bees, Gulf Fritillary butterflies and cabbage...
Five quilted dragonflies skimming the wall. Eager hands cradling an orchid mantis. Eyes darting toward a hornet's nest. That set the scene at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology's three-hour open house, themed "Crafty Insects." Visitors...
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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 helps farmers see the potential in agricultural use of drones
Posted 6/29/2018 - In the late 1800s, when automobiles started replacing horses in the United States, farmers were likely pondering how the new technology could be adapted for agricultural production. Before long, tractors revolutionized the industry. A similar scenario...
Reduce food waste to combat world hunger and slow global climate change
Posted 6/13/2018 - One-third of the world's food is spoiled or tossed rather than eaten, a fact that is tragic when nearly one billion people go hungry. The injustice of food waste is worsened by the fact that food decomposing in landfills emits greenhouse gases that...
National Pollinator Week: Open house at UC Davis Bee Garden
Posted 6/12/2018 - June 18-24 is National Pollinator Week. Do you know where your pollinators are? Think bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. And think flies. Especially syrphid flies, also known as "flower flies" and "hover flies." The UC Davis Department...
UC Cooperative Extension farm advisors launch “Growing the Valley” podcast
Posted 6/6/2018 - A new UC Cooperative Extension podcast that focuses on growing orchard crops in the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys is now available free at http://growingthevalleypodcast.com, Apple iTunes and Google Play Music. The hosts are Phoebe Gordon,...
During California Invasive Species Action Week, learn about invasive species
Posted 6/4/2018 - Californians can help in the fight against invasive species by learning and participating during California Invasive Species Action Week, June 2–10. During the week, the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program invites the public...