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Can dwarfed citrus trees help us save water and money?

Irene Lavagi

UC Riverside scientists are investigating whether dwarfed citrus trees can help citrus growers to save time, money, fertilizers, pesticides, water and labor. In 1998, as part of a series of preliminary Citrus Research Board (CRB)-supported trials,...

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Author: Irene Lavagi

FREE App to help 'Save Our Citrus'


Help save California citrus by identifying and reporting the four leading citrus diseases: citrus greening, citrus black spot,  citrus canker, and sweet orange scab using the free app from the United States Department of Agriculture...

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:43 AM

Summer Camp Highlights

HAREC education season ended June 29th with a memorable 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp for ages 9-12. The week long camp, now in its fifth year, is fun, interactive and focuses on the environment. Each day centers on a theme: air, land, food, energy,...

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:27 AM

Five staff and one academic retire at the UC Kearney Research and Extension Center in 2018

Five staff members and one academic based at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, representing a total 148 years of service, were honored today with a luncheon to mark of their retirement.

Center director Jeff Dahlberg presented each retiree with a calendar signed by their colleagues and wished them well in retirement.

The retirees are:

With 41 years of service, Tom Buzo, staff research associate in the nematology lab
With 19 years of service, Lorraine Holm, financial services assistant/team leader, Business Operations Center
With 13 years of service, Becky Phene, staff research associate in the pomology laboratory
With 17 years of service, Bob Ray, superintendent of the physical plant
With 22 years of service, Laura Van der Staay, program and facility coordinator
With 36 years of service, Larry Williams, UC Davis plant physiologist
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 3:47 PM

New tower signals advance of Wi-Fi communication at Kearney.

From its solid foundation underground to its antenna poised above the rooftops, the new tower at Kearney is the keystone to blanketing the research fields with Wi-Fi. Access points in the field will complete the hardware portion of the tower system. Where possible, the access point hardware taps into existing electrical infrastructure at wells and buildings. Where necessary, five solar powered access points will be installed to augment coverage.

Some of the practical applications of this system include remotely retrieving data from multiple sensors without removing them from their collection points, confirming sensor operation from main campuses and other locations with zero travel time, and monitoring and optimizing Kearney well function.

Looking forward to this expansion of field Wi-Fi, Director Jeff Dahlberg anticipates, “Real-time big data collection on a field scale level.”

With all 330 acres of Kearney gaining Wi-Fi coverage soon, a whole new era of field research data collection may be coming.

Skilled Kearney personnel prepare the foundation then maneuver the tower into place.


Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:21 AM
Tags: field data (1), tower (1), Wi-Fi (1)

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