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This weekend is the annual Lindcove REC Fruit Display and Tasting Event! (22963 Carson Ave., Exeter) On Friday, Dec 8, we open from 9-noon for the citrus industry, with tours of various projects at the Center starting at 10 am. ...
Grower day schedule of events 2017
Lindcove Fruit Display Tasting-home owners 2017
Giving Tuesday is November 28th. Why not make a gift to support the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center?
This Giving Tuesday, why not donate to KARE? Donations to KARE will be used to help expand our local programs, including research, extension and outreach. KARE is part of the REC system, which is a strong, vibrant organization of research and education academics supported by extraordinary research management capacity to conduct agriculture, natural resource and human resource programs that enable the delivery of the highest quality science to promote healthy citizens, thriving communities, and best practices to protect our agricultural and natural systems.
It's time for DPR license and certificate holders renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a...
Central Valley Summit on alternatives to open burning of agricultural waste is being held at Kearney 11/7 and 11/8/2017.
“Building on past efforts by Valley growers to reduce open burning of agricultural waste, the Valley Air District is bringing together Valley growers, researchers, experts, biomass industry representatives, scientists, representatives from new and developing technology vendors, and other Valley stakeholders for a two day summit aimed at advancing new and existing cost-effective clean alternatives to open burning of agricultural waste.” Source: http://www.valleyair.org/cvsummit/.
Please go to the above link to explore the agenda, topics, and presentations.
UC ANR scientists to provide information at the Malcolm Media Grape, Nut & Tree Expo at Fresno fairgrounds on November 14, 2017.
Malcolm Media is providing three Ag expos this month: A tree and vine expo in Turlock was presented today; a grape expo will be in Sonoma on November 10, 2017, and a grape, nut and tree fruit expo will be at the Fresno fairgrounds on November 14, 2017. To pre-register, please use the above link.
This blog article is on the November 14th expo in Fresno. The Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo is provided every year at the BIG Fresno Fair grounds. Held in the heart of grape, nut and tree fruit growing areas, the expo is sponsored by the Central Valley wine, table, and raisin grape, tree fruit and nut industries. UC ANR scientists involved with applied research and extension for these cropping systems will provide presentations to the attendees.
The expo is free, and has free seminars that provide continuing education units approved by CDPR for CE/CCA licenses (1 hour of laws and regulations, and 4 hours of other), a free breakfast, a free lunch, and industry exhibits. It starts at 7:00 am and finishes at 2:00 pm. UC ANR speakers include:
- George Zhuang, Fresno County UCCE farm advisor in viticulture will present “Cropload Management on Young Pinot Grigio Vines”
- Kent Daane, UCCE specialist at Kearney Ag Research & Extension Center (KARE), specializing in entomology, will present “Update on Black Widow Control in Table Grapes”
- Kurt Hembree, Fresno County UCCE farm advisor in weed management will present “Herbicide use for Vineyard Weed Control” and “What's New in Tree & Vine Weed Management”
- Ashraf El-Kereamy, Kern County UCCE farm advisor in viticulture will present “Improving Productivity & Quality of Grapes”
- Kris Tollerup, Cooperative extension advisor at KARE, specializing in IPM, will present “Effective Ant Management to Minimize Damage at Harvest”
- Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist at KARE, will present “Band Canker of Almond Becoming a Threat to New Plantings”
- Kevin Day, Tulare County UCCE Director and farm advisor in pomology, will present “Lowering Labor Costs with Pedestrian Orchards”