A One Hour Webinar
June 19, 2019 from 3-4pm)
Dr. Travis Bean, assistant weed science specialist in UCCE, will discuss the importance of weed management in citrus, tree age and variety considerations, scouting and weed identification, cultural and mechanical practices, and pre- and post-emergence herbicides. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
And there are more coming:
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When was the last time you sighted a bumble bee? Photographed it? It's National Pollinator Week...
A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaving a foxglove in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nature lovers unite! Join the California Naturalist Program Central Coast Bioregional Rendezvous on...
As California grappled with a record-breaking heatwave last week and 236 wildfires, officials are bracing for the worst, reported Maanvi Singh in the Guardian.
The fires have been mostly fueled by grass and brush that came up during the state's especially wet winter and mild spring, according to a CAL FIRE official. UC Cooperative Extension fire advisor Lenya Quinn-Davidson said California's annual wildfire season is growing longer – beginning earlier in the spring and stretching later in the fall.
“It's not unusual for us to see this many small fires in June,” she said. “But 50 years ago, so many fires this early on – plus these extreme, high temperatures in June – would have been abnormal.”
It is difficult to predict how bad the rest of this fire season will be based on the number of fires so far, said UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain.
"Our worst fire years aren't necessarily the years that we've had the highest number of fires,” he noted. “All it takes is one – one huge, destructive fire to ruin the whole year."
Soil microbiologist and ecologist from New Zealand's LandCareResearch tours CASI's NRI Project in Five Points, CA!
Renowned soil ecologist, Gwen Grelet, who works as a researcher with LandCareResearch in New Zealand, visited the NRI Project field and had a very interesting and mutually-enriching conversation with CASI hosts, Tom Willey and Jeff Mitchell on June 12, 2019. She received a fellowship from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in France, to conduct investigations and to make connections with people and groups around the world who're working in various ways to scale up the adoption of conservation, or regenerative agriculture food systems. She is in California for about a month and is taking part in workshops and meeting a variety of people such as Tom Willey in Madera, CA, the entire team at Paicines Ranch, and David Johnson and Christine Jones when they conduct a training event on compost later this month at Chico State University. I believe that we in CASI have much in common with the work that Gwen is spearheading and it was not only a lot of fun for Tom and me to host her last week, but we also certainly hope that we will stay in close communication and connection with her well into the future. She clearly has a lot of very good ideas to share.
Gwen Grelet of New Zealand’s LandCareResearch and Tom Willey of CASI at the NRI Project field in Five Points, CA June 12, 2019