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University of California Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The office will be closed for the following holidays:

February 19 – President's Day
March 29 – Ceaser Chavez Day
May 27 – Memorial Day
June 19 – Juneteenth
July 4 - Independence Day

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Latest News

Cooperative Extension Ventura County is Hiring!

Program / Office Assistant

We are seeking a flexible and adaptable team player who will use computer, organizational, and communication skills to support the research and program activities in Ventura County Cooperative Extension. Our Academic Advisors, Master Gardeners and 4-H Volunteers need you! 

Join Our Team
Share Your Expertise
Learn New Skills  

Click here for job description and application information

First review of applications: February 6, 2024

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Event Name Date
ESA Annual Meeting 2024 8/4/2024
UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
  • IPM character guiding course
    DPR CEUs? Good information. And Free?

    UC IPM online courses are now up and running for the 2024 calendar year. This year, we have implemented a few changes to meet the new Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Winter Notes from an Organic Avocado Grower

    By Shawn Martin, organic grower and CA Avocado Society Board member It's never clear what winter will deliver to a coastal avocado grove on a steep slope, so the grower must be ready for whatever happens.  And the main thing is rainfall.  And...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    POM ology

    POM - Greek for "apples", but more generally "fruit" ology - the study of So pomology is the study of fruit trees.  And how to describe them becomes important and pictures have been an important way of describing fruit.  Worth a thousand...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Small Farm Conference

    FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 1   One of the most frequent questions we get about this event is: so, where exactly will the conference take place? The short answer: we come to you!   That's right, not only does this year's CA...


    By Ben 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!

Agricultural Best Practices Educator – Ventura, CA, Job ID 64162
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on February 1, 2024

Program / Office Assistant – Ventura, CA, Job ID 64008
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on January 23, 2024

UCCE Area Director – San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, Job ID 58927
County Locations: San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County
Posted on September 8, 2023

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.

UC Cooperative Extension &
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Annual Report 2022-2023

UC ANR Blogs