Calendar of Events
Added January 30, 2021
Invasive shot hole borers (ISHB) are tiny beetles that are posing a significant threat in Ventura County and beyond. There's new information provided in this blog post by Wayne Farnsworth of BrightView Tree...
Added November 27, 2020
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. Join us on Tuesday, December 1 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday...
Added September 26, 2020
We're excited to announce that a brand-new online course on air blast spray calibration is now available. This course was developed by Lynn Wunderlich, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisor for the Central Sierra,...
Added September 8, 2020
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 4-H Program is offering a free, virtual, after-school club for youth ages 9-12. The club – Sustainable You! – will focus on sustainability issues, including land, water, energy, food,...
Added July 31, 2020
Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain invasive insects, or have plant disease causing agents. Here's what the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service...
2020 Thelma Hansen Research Symposium & Post Fire Food Safety Workshop Presentations
- Sustainability through Sound Fertilization and Irrigation Practices--Andre Biscaro
- Fusarium Wilt in Celery and Cilantro in Ventura County-Dr. Lynn Epstein
- Take-home Messages: 20 years of Soil Health Research in California's San Joaquin Valley-Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell
- Soil Health Assessment and Management--Lessons from the Arid and Semiarid Southwest-Dr. John Idowu
- Other resources by Dr. Idowu:
Soil Health—Importance,Assessment, and Management
Short-term Conservation Tillage Effects on Corn Silage Yields
Short Term Impacts of Pecan Waste By Products on Soil Quality in Texturally Different Arid Soils
Seasonal Changes of Soil Quality Indicators
Post Fire Food Safety Workshop:
Trees Make a Better World - Free Five-part Webinar Series
Sessions will cover tree selection, planting, pruning, feeding, watering, pest management.
Thursdays, starting April 22, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30 pm PST
Registration: Tree Make a Better World
To reduce risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County Office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed to the public until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home initiative. UC Academics and Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours.
All UC-ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through June 2021 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes. If you have questions or concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your understanding and stay well!
Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC
Learn more at: ucanr.edu/covid19
Ventura County Emergency
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UC to Sell Faulkner Farm
The Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) property has been placed on the market. Funds from the sale will be used toward the purchase of a new property. We are actively seeking 40 to 70 acres on the Oxnard Plain that will lend itself to the types of research most relevant for our area.
Linked below you will find a Frequently Asked Questions document providing details about the sale and sales process as well as contact information.
Photo Credit: Natalie Smith, 2007