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  • Cultivating cotton using regenerative methods can sequester carbon in the soil, keeping it from the atmosphere where it can contribute to climate change. (Photo: Pixabay)
    Consumers are driving a move to more sustainable cotton farming in California

    Consumers who purchase luxury cotton textiles want more than cool, soft, absorbent fabric. Increasingly, they demand clothing made from fiber grown using ecologically sound practices and they're willing to pay for it, said speakers representing the...

  • Monarch eggs are usually one to a leaf, but sometimes Mama Monarch deposits multiple eggs on a single leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Of Monarch Eggs, Ladybug Eggs and Oleander Aphids

    So you're growing milkweed for the first time--or found some milkweed--and you're trying to figure out how to identify a monarch egg. Monarchs lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves--generally--but we've seen them on stems and on the leaf...

  • UC is working with several private companies on industrial hemp research.
    UC Agriculture and Natural Resources hemp research continues in 2020

    Opportunities and challenges for industrial hemp production in California are being revealed in a series of UC Cooperative Extension research projects. As a crop relatively new to California growers and researchers, there is still much to learn about...

  • Lepidopterist Robert
    Robert Michael Pyle, Butterflies and The Dark Divide

    Butterfly expert Robert "Bob" Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, is not only a national award-winning author, a teacher, a public speaker and a conservationist--but now he's on screen. Well, sort of "on...

  • This the cover of second-grader Greg Kareofelas booklet on monarchs. He now serves as an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, and as a tour guide for non-profit organizations.
    Why We Need to Teach Science in Elementary School

    Two adults, apparently not science aficionados, recently asked me: "What is entomology?" Quick answer: insect science. "What is a monarch?"Quick answer: An orange and black butterfly that's the icon of the butterfly world.  Science....

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