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Drought is a regular threat here in Southern California where dry conditions prevail. The National Weather Services will holding two talks related to drought at California State University, Channel Islands. The talks are a part of the Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) speaker's series and will feature speakers from local Weather Forecast offices.
We are currently experiencing drought conditions which can lead to fires and subsequent threats of flash floods and debris flows. The speakers will address these issues and how partnerships with local services can help minimize potential damage. The topics will cover:
- Growing Fire Weather Threat in Southern California
- Drought and Post Fire Flash Floods and Debris Flows
If you are interesting in attending:
Dates: February 13 and February 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
California State University, Channel Islands
1360 Broome Library
One University Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93012
Contact: Don Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
See here for more information.
Support the agricultural community with the "Ventura Spray Safe" event. The Farm Bureau of Ventura County is seeking support for this event designed to educate agriculture industry workers and the general public about safe pesticide spraying practices.
While attendance is free of charge it also relies on donations to ensure its continuance. If you are interested in attending or contributing...
When: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds, Agriculture Building
Cost: No cost to attend, but contributions welcome
Contact: Brian Benchwick, 805-432-1182
Why: To promote practices to decrease pesticide-exposure incidents for sprayers.
For more details please see here.
"Factors Influencing Avocado Fruit Set and Yield" is the topic for a lecture by Inaki Hormaza, a professor with the La Mayora Research Station in Malaga, Spain. He will talk about why particular flowers yield or fail relevant to his research studies on fruit set and yield, pollen viability, pollen tube growth and ovule visbility.
The lectures will be held at two Southern California locations as follows:
Monday, January 13, 2014:
Fallbrook Public Utility District
990 E. Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, January 14, 2014:
University of California Cooperative Extension Office
669 County Square Dr., Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY JANUARY 10!
To Register, contact John Cornell, email@example.com, 360-550-1965
See the flyer for this event here./span>
Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension has information devoted to helping growers deal with freezing conditions. Check out this Frost Control/Freeze Damage link to help you better prepare for the season.
Pollination is crucial to the survival of much of our ecosystems and maintaining viable environments for them to thrive provides not only benefits personal outdoor space, but adds to the well being of the community at large.
This publication focuses on ways to make your garden and outdoor environment more attractive to pollinators by identifying pollinators and the plants and landscaping practices that appeal to them.
ANR Publication 8498 is free of charge and available as a downloadable PDF.
You can download this publication here.