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669 County Square Dr. Suite 100
Ventura CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

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Our offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is telecommuting from home. We are available via phone and email. 

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Trees Make a Better World - Free Five-part Webinar Series

Gardeners and landscape professionals who work with shade trees are invited to attend a series of webinars on tree care offered by James Downer, University of California Cooperative Extension horticulture and plant pathology advisor for Ventura County.

The five one-hour sessions will cover tree selection, where and how to plant a tree, how to prune trees, how to feed and water, and pest management.

When: Thursdays beginning April 22, 2021

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM PST

Registration: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=33331


CropManage Hands-On Webinar - May 4, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Para el formulario de registro en español, vaya aquí
Join us for this hands-on webinar to learn to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date)
$20 fee to attend; Free for producers within the Pajaro Valley. A limited number of registration waivers are available in case of financial difficulties. If interested, please email Rachel to discuss before registering.
What is CropManage? CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nitrogen management. Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient irrigation and fertilizer applications—while maintaining or improving overall yield.
Who should participate? Vegetable and berry growers, ranch managers, other farm staff, and technical service providers are welcome. The webinar is for both new and current CropManage users.
What to bring? As this is a participatory webinar, please join via computer or tablet so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises. Two screens will work better so participants can follow the webinar and use CropMange at the same time. Each participant will need a user account for CropManage. Please set up a free user account at cropmanage.ucanr.edu before the webinar.
Continuing Education Units: Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) CEUs are pending approval
UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
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    Hail? No, It Doesnt Happen Here?

    Port Hueneme in Snow. January 11, 1949, I.N. Duggan. Hail and lightning and thunder are not common along coastal Southern California, and when it happens, it's worth stopping and looking. On March 11, 2021, it fell from Goleta to the LA beaches. And...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • dragon-fruit-recommendations chart
    Know Thy Pitahaya

    UC Cooperative Extension advisor Ramiro Lobo has found that the unusually beautiful fruiting cactus - pitahaya or dragon fruit - thrives in Southern California's mild climate. Pitahaya do well in regions where avocados are...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • nitrogen avocado
    Nitrogen Management Classes

    Are you interested in learning more about Nitrogen Management?  Are you a Certified Crop Advisor seeking Continuing Education Units and/or preparing for the new California Nitrogen Specialty Exam?  Has your grower clientele asked you if you...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor

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COVID-19: UCCE Ventura Operations Information

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home order. UC academics and staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. 

All UC ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through July 2021 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes. If you have questions or concerns, email us at hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Thanks for understanding and stay well.

Annemiek Schilder

Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC



ABCs of Pests in the Nursery and Greenhouse Webinar Series

Join Dr. Alejandro Del Pozo, Entomology Associate Professor Virginia Tech, and UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Dr. Maria de la Fuente, in this three-part Pests webinar series.

When: Three consecutive Tuesdays starting March 30, 12:00-2:30pm        Intended Audience: Nursery and Greenhouse Growers                Registration fee: $20 per session for California attendees
Continuing Education Credits (CEC)

For more information and to register go to:                                    ABCs of Pests Webinar

Thelma Hansen Fund Call for Proposals: Update

Due to the pending sale of the Faulkner Farm and planned transition of the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center to a new location and associated expenses, there will be no call for proposals for the Thelma Hansen Fund in 2021.

You may wish to explore the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Small Grants program as a possible alternative.


Post Fire Recovery Project

Severe wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have damaged urban and rural roads, culverts, structures, and hill slopes, resulting in potential discharges of sediment, metals, nutrients, and other pollutants to adjacent
streams, threatening aquatic life and public health.

A new project - in partnership with Ventura RCD and Los Angeles Regional Water Board - will implement erosion control Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce erosion on private and public lands impacted by
2018, (INCLUDING THE THOMAS FIRE), 2019, and 2020 wildfires within Ventura County.

The Program will allocate a total of $320,000 worth of reimbursable supplies across at least 16 sub-projects, funding will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Click on the link below to learn more.

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Protecting Subtropicals from Frost

Farm Advisor Ben Faber has put together a helpful and comprehensive document about protecting subtropicals from frost. This PDF covers a range of topics. You can access it below:

Protecting Subtropicals from frost

And remember, even though our office remains closed to the public, we're available via email and phone. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics

If you are a commercial grower and need advice or assistance on an agricultural issue, please contact the appropriate UC Cooperative Extension Advisor

If you wish to bring a sample to the UCCE office, please complete and print the Sample Submission Form and bring it with your sample.


Principal Superintendent of Agriculture, Fresno County

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Principal Superintendent of Agriculture

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