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Learning about using the right trap for the right pest.

Hosted by UC ANR South Coast REC, Cooperative Extension, and the Orange County Farm Bureau, programs that provide agricultural education to an increasingly urban population, local high schools participated in workshops at the South...

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:13 PM

UC Walks

U C Walks Photo:Left to Right-Dustin Flavell, Clint Tipton, Martin Beaton, Nikolai Schweitzer, Chris Feddersen, Mike Williams, Corrina Craigmill, & Ali Stefancich

Yesterday Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center staff employees participated in the 8th Annual University of California Walks Wellness event at the Yuba River Education Center. This UC-wide event is intended to develop, promote, and support...

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:02 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer
Tags: SFREC (56), UC Walks (1), UCANR (43)

Parlier High School students explore applied agriculture and natural resources research careers by visiting Kearney in April.

About 35 Parlier High School students came to Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) not knowing much about ANR or what to expect. They started the day with an entomology workshop conducted by Julie Sievert, a staff research associate at KARE. A tour of research plots demonstrated many different types of disciplines and strategies to research and extend science-based knowledge to address important agricultural and natural resources issues. During lunch, most of the students wanted to return to the world of entomology. As the students left, they commented on how this was a fantastic field trip and that they never knew how interesting and fulfilling applied Ag and natural resources research could be.

Parlier High School students engaged in an entomology workshop at KARE.

Many of the Parlier High School students returned to further explore entomology on their own during lunch.

 

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:59 AM
Tags: applied research (1), career (1), entomology (3)

Jeffrey Mitchell holds outreach soil health presentations to Tulare County fourth-graders!

In what might be the sixth or seventh year in a row, Jeff Mitchell, Cooperative Extension systems specialist at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center,UC Davis Plant Science department, and Conservation Agricultural Systems Innovation program participated in the annual AgVentures! educational event for several Tulare County public schools fourth-grader classes on May 11, 2018 at the International Ag Center.  This is an annual event that is put on by the Tulare County School District in conjunction with the Tulare County Cooperative Extension and the International Ag Center and it typically involves several hundred students from the local schools.  It turns out to be the classic ‘field trip' for kids and seems to be something that brings excitement and hopefully good learning to large numbers of students.  A short video of some of the action can be seen at the You Tube site https://youtu.be/R4LDy4Ru9ws

Interactive soil health display materials for Tulare County fourth-graders as part of the 2018 AgVentures! field day.

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:37 AM
  • Author: Jeffrey Mitchell
Tags: outreach (40), soil health (4)

Kearney-based nematologist Andreas Westphal awarded tenure

UC Riverside nematologist Andreas Westphal hosted lunch for staff and academics at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center May 11 in appreciation for their support. In April, he was awarded tenure. Congratulations Andreas!

Andreas Westphal, center, thanks the staff and academics at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
 
Andreas Westphal, right, with long-time nematology staff research associate Tom Buzo.
 
The Kearney nematology team. Left to right, Iris Montez, Carolina Eberlein, Yu-Chen Wang, Ryan Peckett, Zinthuzar Maung, Andreas Westphal and Tom Buzo.
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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