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ACP (Asian citrus psyllid) found in San Joaquin county
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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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UC Cooperative Extension encourages adoption of healthy soil techniques on California farms
Before the San Joaquin Valley was cultivated, vast grasslands stretched from the Sierra to the Coast Range with soil that contained significant organic matter – a diversity of live and dead plant material and microbes that are key to soil...
Oaks in vineyards a ‘win-win’ for bats and growers
Californians love their oak trees. During vineyard development, Central Coast grape growers often feel compelled to leave an old iconic oak standing, even if it ends up right in the middle of their vineyard. While driving through the Central...
UCCE advisor addresses severe brown marmorated stink bug damage in Turlock orchard
Last May, a Turlock almond grower noticed nearly all the nuts on a row of trees in his orchard had fallen to the ground. “It looked like we shook this row,” he said. “I was scared. I thought the whole orchard was going to...
California’s first Prescribed Burn Association shows why we need more in the state
California's 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive the state has ever seen. Even before the flames were extinguished, politicians, researchers, foresters, firefighters, insurance and utility company representatives, homeowners and...
The 2019 California Economic Summit registration opens
Gov. Gavin Newsom is slated to be the headline speaker Registration has opened for the 2019 California Economic Summit, to be held in Fresno Nov. 7-8. The summit, produced by California Forward (CA Fwd), marks the eighth annual gathering of...