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Ventura, CA 93003
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UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
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    Phytoplasma Diseases in Palm?

    Phytoplasma Diseases of Palms in the USA Robert R Krueger1 and Brian W Bahder2 1USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus & Date, Riverside, CA 2Dept of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research...

    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Watch Out for Fruit Flies

    California inundated with invasive fruit flies Bodil Cass Extension Subtropics Entomologist, Dept of Entomology, UCR   California is experiencing an unusually high number of invasive fruit fly infestations. There are seven active regional...

    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Avocado Field Day

    You may have missed it, or you may want to relive it.  Here's a video of the June 25 Avocado Field Day at Jackson Ranch in North San Diego County: Field Day at Jackson Avocado Ranch Topics and Speakers A big thank you to our...

    By Ben A Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    A Strawberry FaeireTale

    The way the strawberry industry grows plants really makes them a subtropical plant.  The industry is located along the coast from Monterrey to San Diego, with the bulk around Salinas, Santa Maria and Oxnard.  Oleg Daugovish looks after this...

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:


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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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: 
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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

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

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