California: Nut Industry Underwrites 4 UC Researchers Jun 8, 2020

🕔Jun 8, 2020
Four staff research associates will join the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension scientists in the coming months to support nut crop advisors conducting critical research in walnut, almond and pistachio […]

Monster Tumbleweed: Invasive New Species Here to Stay Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019
A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay — it’s likely to expand its territory.

University of California Issues Temporary Halt on Glyphosate Use May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued a temporary end to the use of glyphosate on all ten UC campuses, serving over 200,000 students. Glyphosate is the active ingredient […]

Rice: Ability to Grow Hybrids From Seed – Potential Breakthrough Dec 29, 2018

🕔Dec 29, 2018
Plant biologists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could […]

California: David Doll to Leave UC Extension Nov 9, 2018

🕔Nov 9, 2018
Recently, I have decided to take a position within farm development and leave my position within extension. This role will start in mid-November and will be responsible for developing a […]

Exploiting Male Killing Bacteria to Control Insects May 5, 2016

🕔May 5, 2016
A team of scientists have discovered a key mechanism that drives a bacteria that kills male insects, a development that could potentially be exploited to control insect pest species in […]

Clearing Habitat Surrounding Fields Fails to Reduce Pathogens Aug 10, 2015

🕔Aug 10, 2015
The effort to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops is not helping, and in some cases may even backfire, according to a new study led by researchers […]

Rice: Key to Bacterial Blight Protection Discovered Jul 27, 2015

🕔Jul 27, 2015
A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease has been identified by a multi-national team of researchers led by scientists […]

California: Armyworms Having A Good Year. Here’s Why. – Podcast Jun 5, 2015

🕔Jun 5, 2015
While the San Joaquin Valley still remains in a drought, enough rain fell in the late fall and early winter to promote weed growth that hosted a range of insect pests. […]

California Oat Hay: Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Hits Hard, Some Varieties More Tolerant Apr 23, 2015

🕔Apr 23, 2015
As if the drought were not enough to reduce forage yields this year, some Sacramento Valley oat hay growers have been hit with a bad case of Barley Yellow Dwarf […]

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