Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
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Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center


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  • Essential Read:

    Added January 30, 2021
    Invasive shot hole borer on coin - Akif Eskalen

    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...

  • Donate to UCCE Ventura County Programs on #GivingTuesday

    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...

  • Time to renew your DPR license? Take a new online course on air blast sprayer calibration

    Added September 26, 2020
    Air blast sprayer in walnut orchard

    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,...

  • New Virtual After-School Club Offers Lessons in Sustainability for Youth Ages 9-12

    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,...

  • USDA Investigating Packages of Mysterious Seeds

    Added July 31, 2020
    Unlabeled seeds from solicited packages

    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...

Ventura County Annual Report



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

Public Announcement

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 hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Thanks for your understanding and stay well!

Annemiek Schilder
Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

Learn more at: ucanr.edu/covid19

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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. 

Faulkner Farm Property Sale Announcement-2020-09-17


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