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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), new to Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, promotes good nutrition and physical activity as a means of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For more information on EFNEP, please click here.

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- Humboldt and Del Norte Counties 2013 Year in Review  
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-15 Ways UCCE is Working for You
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-Humboldt-Del Norte Tours
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-4-H Handbook for Members and Families
    
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July 2012 SOD Update
    A newsletter about SOD on the northcoast


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News

Almond farmers relying on groundwater to cope with drought

Leaves dying and dropping early in a Merced County almond orchard most likely due to water stress.. (Photo: James Nichols)

California has emerged as the world's almond orchard because of near-perfect conditions for the crop, but in terms of production, it may have hit its peak, reported Jennifer Rankin in The Guardian. "The future for farming almonds in California will...

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Tags: Almonds (19), David Doll (9), drought (63), Richard Howitt (8)

Farmers are feeling the impact of the drought

Almond farmers use mechanical shakers to knock the nuts to the ground for harvest.

Because of the drought, California almond farmers have been forced to drill new wells, rely on salty groundwater for irrigation and bulldoze some trees, reported Robert Rodriguez in the Fresno Bee. The story presented results from the USDA National...

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Tags: almonds (19), Bob Beede (2), drought (63)

Giant King Grass harvested at UC research center

Harvesting Giant King Grass (Photo: Viaspace Inc.)

The first crop of Giant King Grass, a hybrid grass with biofuel potential, was harvested at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville this month, reported Ethanol Producer Magazine. Giant King Grass is a fast-growing, high-yield grass...

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Growers use 'regulated deficit irrigation' to get through drought

Deficit irrigation helps winegrape farmers get through the drought.

Grape growers in San Joaquin County are using regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) to make the best use of every drop of water they are applying to their crops, reported Greg Northcutt in Western Farm Press. The concept of RDI has been the subject of...

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Tags: drought (63), Paul Verdegaal (7)

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Contact Information

Humboldt County Office
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503-6998
Phone: (707) 445-7351
Fax: (707) 444-9334

Director:
Yana Valachovic

Other Offices

Del Norte County Office
586 G St.
Crescent City, CA 95531
phone: (707) 464-4711
fax: (707) 464-7520
e-mail: UCCE Del Norte

Eureka Sea Grant Extension Office
2 Commercial Street, Suite 4
Eureka, CA 95501
phone: 707-443-8369
fax: 707-445-3901

Useful Links

New and updated links at UC ANR. Be sure to browse the online catalog!

UC ANR Online Catalog

New Publications:

Grape Pest Management

Weed Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards

New Free Publications:

Community Gardens

Recently Updated Free Pest Management Guidelines:

Peppermint

Pomegranate

New Free Pest Note:

Myoporum Thrips

Below is a collection of excellent informational resources to help

you in the home, garden or with your agriculture or natural resource business.

 

- Pest management information for your home or garden ucipm.ucdavis.edu              

- Forestry resources, publications and big ideas on how to steward California forest lands ucanr.org/sites/forestry 

- Tips on how to grow a successful home orchard homeorchard.ucdavis.edu               

- Small and family farms resources and information sfp.ucdavis.edu

- Research-based information on important issues facing the horticulture industry ohric.ucdavis.edu

- Downloadable publications regarding agriculture and natural resources  anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu

- UC research-based information, accomplishments, and statewide extension activities in planting, growing, and harvesting fruits and nuts fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu

- Information relevant to California vegetable consumers, growers and processors  vric.ucdavis.edu

- Research in weed management  wric.ucdavis.edu

- Information related to production, harvest and processing of foods ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu

- More information from UCCE around the state ucanr.org

 

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