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Ties to the Land: Succession Planning 2015

Ties to the Land: Succession Planning 2015

The spring of 2015 has come and gone, and with it another Ties to the Land workshop! For those who could not or did not attend, feel free to view this spotlight story and catch up on what you missed.

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-15 Ways UCCE is Working for You
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-UCCE Humboldt-Del Norte April Newsletter - APR2015
    Highlights of recent activities

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News

'Mow, blow and go' workers another drought casualty

Removal of lush green lawns will require adjustment for the lawn care industry.

If you take out 5.4 million square feet of turf across Orange County, you save 645 million gallons of water. But you also uproot an entire industry, reported Aaron Orlowski in the Orange County Register. The reporter spoke to a yard worker who said...

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM
Tags: Daniel Sumner (14), Doug Parker (11), drought (99), lawn (4)

Central Coast cattle industry suffering losses due to drought

Central Coast ranchers are facing a 'bust cycle' due to drought.

Since the late 1700s, grazing has been the best use for the rolling hills and valleys of California's Central Coast, reported Louis Sahagun in the Los Angeles Times. However, because of the state's four-year drought, three-quarters of the cattle in San...

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:48 AM
Tags: bees (24), cattle (6), drought (99), Mark Battany (3), Royce Larsen (1)

Safety of GMOs debated online

Using genetic engineering, science has found a way to produce alfalfa with less lignin, a component of the plant that has no nutritional value.

A UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) genomics expert participated in an online debate about GMOs with a Canadian scientist who argued against the ubiquitous use of the technology. The debate can be viewed on The Real News. Alison Van...

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Berkeley soda tax panel convenes

Berkeley's one-cent-per-ounce soda tax generated $116,000 its first month.

A nine-member panel of nutrition experts, including a long-time UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) nutrition specialist, convened for the first time this week to make recommendations to the Berkeley City Council about spending the funds raised...

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:29 PM
Tags: Pat Crawford (1), soda tax (1)

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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

Here is a link poultry enthusiasts may find helpful. UC Coopertaive Extension Poultry

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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