Cultivating Solutions in Ventura County
Jim Downer is the advisor of plant pathology at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Ventura County.
If you haven't seen him for a while, don't worry. Jim is on sabbatical and doing just fine as he works on his writing at his home in Arizona.
Jim is projected to return to the UCCE office around September 2019.
Moving On to Her Next Adventure
Leah Haynes has been the coordinator for the University of California Master Gardener Program in Ventura County for about a decade.
Under her guidance, the Ventura County program has grown and evolved into a model program admired and duplicated by other Master Gardener programs in California.
Although Leah will be deeply and truly missed, her years of service, organization and nurturing overshadow any sadness.
Leah will announce her next adventure at her farewell party to be held January 22, 2019 at the Camarillo Ranch House in Camarillo.
If you would like to join in wishing Leah the best as she moves on, use the link below to register:
Well done, Leah. Well done.
California Fire Resources
Recent California wildfires have created a renewed need for caution, concern and care.
The University of California Cooperative Extension in Ventura County provides the following links to use before, during and after wildfires:
Disaster Assistance Centers:
Grant Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 913
Malibu Courthouse in the Malibu Civic Center
23525 Civic Center
· Conrad N Hilton Foundation
30440 Agoura Hills Rd.
LA County Disaster Assistance Centers - https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire-disaster-assistance-centers/
UCCE Ventura County/Hansen Agricultural REC Welcome New Director
The University of California Cooperative Extension Ventura County and the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center welcome County Director ANNEMIEK SCHILDER
Annemiek is a descendant of a long line of Westfriesian dairy farmers in the northwest of The Netherlands. Her grandfather, who farmed well into his 90's, inspired her to follow a career in agriculture. She did undergraduate studies in Agronomy at the University of University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. After obtaining her B.S. degree and an appreciation of the Cajun culture, she studied Plant Sciences at Wageningen Agricultural University in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Subsequently, she obtained her MS and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY while wandering the wheat fields of upstate New York in search of fungal and viral diseases. She then moved to Nigeria, Africa, fulfilling a long-time dream to work in agricultural development and spent three years as a at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture researching legume and cassava diseases, seed health, and plant quarantine issues
Annemiek comes to us from Michigan State University where she was an Associate Professor in the Plant Pathology department. Her knowledge and optimism makes her a great addition to both the UCCE and REC.
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Citrus Growwers - Current and Future
Grower and the Public are invited to see, taste and hear about the citrus fruits and trees that make an industry and an iconic fruit in this State. There are two separate days, One for Growers and One for the general Public. Note the two different days and Pick your special day. Read more at:
A NUTTY IDEA
Putting Off Irrigation
Most California walnut growers believe watering trees should begin early to keep trees healthy and productive, but striking results from a long-term experiment in Red Bluff walnut orchards make shake that tree of knowledge.
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
MAKE A GIFT ONLINE
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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