Cultivating Solutions in Ventura County
Ventura Ranchers Thank UC Cooperative Extension
Upon his arrival, the newest member of the UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County went through trial by fire - the Thomas Fire.
Matthew Shapero is the new Livestock and Range Advisor for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. As a result of the fire, many ranchers were left without feed for their stock. Matthew consulted with many ranchers and arranged for them to receive emergency hay. An article ran in the local paper, the Ventura County Star, thanking Matthew and the Ventura County UCCE for their help during what has come to be the largest fire in California's recent history.
To read more, use this link:
Well done, Matthew, and welcome.
FIRE SEASON IN CALIFORNIA
Fire season is in full swing.
The University of California's department of Agriculture and Natural Resources has put together important information regarding fire as it effects crops and people. Use this link to access the page:
You may also find these links useful:
Developing a Wildfire Plan for Livestock:
2016 Rangeland Summit:
North American Raspberry and Blackberry Conference
Wednesday, February 21: Opening Reception
Thursday February 22: Full-day Bus Tour of Farms and Research
Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24: Educational Sessions, Posters, and Trade Show.
Session topics include
SWD management • Mite control • Raspberry pollination
Organic/biological pest & disease management options
Frost tolerance of blackberry buds • White drupelet disorder
Temperature management in tunnels • Spray application in high tunnels
Primocane blackberry pruning • Water and nutrient management
Calcium nutrition in raspberries • Tissue testing to optimize fertilizer programs
Caneberries in Mexico • Berry promotion • Consumer and industry trends
Night harvesting of blackberries • Post-harvest & packaging • Food safety for caneberry growers
Berry breeders & nurseries panel • Pest control advisors panel • Growers labor issues panel
English–Spanish translation will be provided.
Location: Ventura Beach Marriott
Only a block from the beach. Special conference rate is $149/night. Call 805-643-6000 and mention “Raspberry & Black-berry Conference” or make reservations online at www.raspberryblackberry.com. Cutoff date is February 1.
Add nights on either side of the conference at the same conference rate.
For more information and registrationwww.raspberryblackberry.com
UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003-9028
Phone: 645-1451 Fax: 645-1475
8 am - 5 pm Monday through Thursday
8 am - noon or by appointment
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If you are a commercial grower and need advise or assistance on an agricultural issue, contact the appropriate Cooperative Extension AG advisor by going to http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Staff/.
If you wish to bring a sample to the UCCE office, please bag your sample, fill out and print the Sample Submission Form and bring it with your sample.
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