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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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Learn more at: ucanr.edu/covid19

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

 

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.

UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
  • avocado bloom
    Avocado Stories

    You May Have Missed It Or Want to Hear It Again California Avocado Growers Seminars Series 2021 Scheduled Dates and Topics   February 17, (9 - 11 AM) Seminar/Webinar Topic The Efficacy of Gibberellic Acid on Improved Fruit...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Optimizing Salt Leaching

    With little rain this winter and the erratic weather patterns of wind and heat, avocado is going to be especially prone to salt damage. And the flowering period is one of the most sensitive.   Flowers are competing with leaves that have been...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • fungal roots becker
    What's Good for Cabbage is Good for Citrus?

    Citrus Nematode (Tylenchulus semipenetrans)has been considered a problem in some areas and some Citrus growing conditions.  Here's an example from Cole Crops where natural biological control is working and most likely would work in Citrus.  Why...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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.

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4-H Management Board Meeting 6/2/2021

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