Cultivating Solutions in Ventura County
Beef Quality Assurance Transportation
Join UC Cooperative Extension and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
for a workshop on the proper handling and transportation of cattle
Workshop will cover:
• Beef Quality Assurance refresher and certification
• *Brand-new* Transportation module, which will discuss handling and transport techniques to reduce sickness in calves, prevent bruises, and improve the quality of meat from these animals.
Workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 23 in both Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
For times, places and reduced-price early registration, go to:
Fumigant and Non-fumigant Alternatives
Fumigants and Non-Fumigant Alternatives: Regulatory and Research Updates
The meeting will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Ventura.
Use this link for more information and to register:
Topics in Subtropics
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Landscape and Plant Pathology Notebook
A new issue of Landscape and Plant Pathology is available.
- Research Rendezvous - a new way of learning
- Pruning Climate Ready Trees
- First Year Pruning Results on Climate Ready Trees in Four Locations
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Fire Adapted Communities
When Wild Fire Hits the Ranch:
Lessons Learned from the Thomas Fire
The recent Thomas Fire raised many questions within the agricultural, livestock and range communities that require science-based answers. The University of California Cooperative Extension stepped up to the challenge and share what is to be learned from this experience. Advisor Matthew Shapero shares the lesson in this article:
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:
Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshop
Update your knowledge of changing regulations!
This course meets the requirements established by the revised Worker Protection Standard, which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. This workshop, presented by the UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe, will qualify participants who successfully complete the program to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers under these revised regulations. Topics will cover pesticide exposure, signs and symptoms of illness, emergency medical care, proper use of personal protective equipment, safe handling and transportation of pesticides, and laws and regulations regarding labels and safety data sheets.
For more information and to register, go to:
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
The office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in honor of Memorial Day.
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AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics
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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Ben Faber Featured in
Fruit Growers News
Ben Faber was recently interviewed for Fruit Growers News. Use the following link to view the entire article.
This series is designed for land managers, tree-care professionals, and other stake-holders, but is open to anyone interested.
Our goal is to inform as many people possible of the threats posed by these invasive pests, identifying their damage, how to diagnose a dying tree, and what to do to avoid the spread of these pests.
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