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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county
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Here's why you should bee-coming to the second annual California Honey Festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. Think fun, food, friends, family, and free. The honey-of-an-event--attendance is free--promises to be...
They'll target Zika, West Nile, Chikungunya and other vector-borne diseases. The annual UC Davis Research Symposium on the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases (DEBVPD) takes place from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in the Putah...
Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor of entomology with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, kept busy today--along with his colleagues--answering news media...
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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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Newly minted UC fire scientist Kate Wilkin moves into fire country
Posted 1/16/2018 - Fire scientist Kate Wilkin was on the job just a few weeks when ferocious winds whipped up the Northern California firestorm of 2017. The national media focused on Napa and Sonoma counties, where the deadly Tubbs fire became the most destructive...
UCCE works with CDFA to help Hmong farmers conserve water and reduce emissions
Posted 1/11/2018 - California farmers Fong Tchieng and Vang C. Thao have a lot in common. They both have farming operations in the Central Valley. They both belong to the state's vibrant – and growing – Hmong farming community. And most importantly, they have...
San Joaquin County gardeners boost business with UC Cooperative Extension Green Gardener qualification
Posted 1/8/2018 - For a healthier family and environment, San Joaquin County homeowners can select a UC-qualified Green Gardener to take care of their lawns and landscapes. Green Gardeners are landscape professionals who are trained and tested on up-to-date,...
Almond and Walnut Pest Management Guidelines revised just in time for the holidays
Posted 12/19/2017 - ‘Tis the season for baking lots of tasty treats. Breads, cookies, cakes, and candy are just a few that come to mind. What makes many of these treats so tasty is the addition of almonds or walnuts to the list of ingredients. In California, we are...
Expanding access to the California Naturalist community
Posted 12/12/2017 - Since the inception of the California Naturalist program in 2012, we have been committed to embracing inclusion in all its forms and creating an open, diverse, and equitable community. It is embedded in our mission to foster a diverse community of...