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The office will be closed for the following holidays:

May 27 – Memorial Day
June 19 – Juneteenth
July 4 - Independence Day

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ESA Annual Meeting 2024 8/4/2024

Steam Use in Greenhouse and Nursery Systems

by Emma Volk and Dr. Steve Fennimore

Steam has long been utilized to control soilborne pathogens, pests, and weeds. The question is not if steam can control pests and diseases, but if it can be efficient and cost-effective in agricultural settings.

Click here to read full article 

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UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
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    Avocado Workshop - June 25

    California Avocado Growers Seminars Series 2024 Scheduled Topics    June 25 (9 AM - 12 PM) Field Day at Jackson Avocado Ranch 11200 Berry Rd.Valley Center (Near Escondido)   Topics and Speakers   General Avocado Pruning...


    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Movento 24C renewed for Citrus in CA

    Movento (spirotetramet) has been renewed for use on citrus  Asian citrus psyllid in California.  It's a foliar spray that is systemic especially moving to new tissue where ACP feeds.  It also controls some other pests, such as thrips and...


    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    ACP News

    HLB Update - Ventura County Detections There have been no new confirmed positive HLB detections in Ventura since early February, and no recent expansions to the 5-mile HLB quarantine in place in the Santa Paula area. To see a map of...


    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Hydrogels and Argentine Ants

    Update on Novel Ant Control Method in Citrus (MyAgLife in Citrus, Episode 828)   Recently, the Citrus Research Boards, IPM Entomologist, Ivan Milosavljevi?, Ph.D., was a guest on Episode 828 of MyAgLife in Citrus, where he provided an update...


    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
Detection of HLB in VC establishes new quarantine area
October 3, 2023

CDFA has declared a quarantine in Ventura County following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in two citrus trees on one residential property in the city of Santa Paula. These detections are the first HLB-positive trees in Ventura County. CDFA is working with the USDA and the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner on this cooperative project.

The detection will require a mandatory five-mile-radius quarantine area around the find site to restrict the movement of citrus fruit, trees, and related plant material. The quarantine area is bordered on the north by Ojai Road; on the south by E Los Angeles Avenue; on the west by Wells Road; and on the east by Balcom Canyon Road. HLB quarantine maps for Ventura County are available online at:

https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/citrus/pests_diseases/hlb/regulation.html

Read the CDFA Press Release

New beginnings for the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Camarillo

In December 2022, the University of California acquired a 114-acre farm property on the west side of Camarillo to become the new home of the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The ultimate goal of the new Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center is to become a vibrant research and education hub that provides science-based solutions and is responsive to the needs of agricultural, rural and urban communities and the environment in Ventura County. Use this link to read the complete article: A New Home for HAREC

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Research and Extension Center System  
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UC ANR) operates nine Research and Extension Centers (RECs) throughout California. Each has unique ecological resources and connects research and extension activities to regional challenges and issues. Learn about all nine extensions here: 
RECs Brochure

Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for California

Celery – celery variety trial (Photo Chris Greer – UC IPM)

Christopher Greer, UC IPM and Plant Pathology Advisor, discusses findings and makes recommendations about "Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for California," a document resulting from 21 months of research by the Sustainable Pest Management (SPM) Work Group regarding California's transition from high-risk pesticides to safer, more sustainable methods of pest control in both agricultural and urban settings. Read the full report: Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for California

Come Work With Us!

4-H Youth Development Community Education Specialist – Ventura, CA, Job ID 70046 NEW
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on June 7, 2024

Lab Assistant 2 – Ventura, CA, Job ID 70042 NEW
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on June 7, 2024

Regional Operations Coordinator (Community Education Specialist 4) – Flexible Location in Region 2, Job ID 68704 (Internal to ANR employees only)
County Locations: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Fresno County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kings County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Mariposa County, Merced County, Mono County, Monterey County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, San Francisco County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Tulare County, Ventura County
Posted on May 7, 2024

AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics

If you are a commercial grower and need advice or assistance on an agricultural issue, please contact one of our Cooperative Extension Advisors. 

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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