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Master Food Preservers

The first Master Food Preservers train-the-trainer program was held in May 2012 and included 8 all-day classes using a combination of lectures, videos, and hands-on preparation of preserved foods. Please click for more information

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Impact of grazing livestock on public lands under drought conditions

Annual grasses on the range are very resilient, said UC ANR expert Sheila Barry. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

In a new report, the U.S. Forest Service said that drought conditions accelerate invasion of invasive plant species on grasslands in the West, leading to wind and water erosion, reported Tove Danovich in Takepart.com. Poor management of grazed...

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:32 PM
Tags: cattle (8), Sheila Barry (2)

Local food movement drives interest in home food preservation

An abundance of fresh, locally grown food in California is sparking interest in home food preservation. (Photo: USDA)

The UC Master Food Preserver program is teaching Californians how to safely preserve their summer bounty for winter consumption, reported Pamela Kan-Rice in Edible Sacramento magazine. In years past, canning knowledge was passed down from grandmothers...

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Classical breeding leading to grapevines resistant to Pierce's disease

Andy Walker, a UC ANR researcher at UC Davis, is using classical breeding to confer resistance to Pierce's disease in grapevines. (Photo: UC Davis)

Pierce's disease of grapes has been a persistent problem in some areas of California and, right now, it's on the upswing, reported Ester Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle. A UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher has been working for 15...

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Almond prices dip as global demand plunges

Almonds in the California's Central Valley will soon bloom in preparation for pollination and production of the 2016 almond crop.

A surge in the price of almonds in 2014 has cut demand and resulted in a lower price for the 2015 California almond crop, reported Tom Philpott in Mother Jones. Despite the state's four-year drought, almond production continued its steady rise over...

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:32 AM
Tags: almonds (25), David Doll (18)

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

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:



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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