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


Trees Make a Better World - Free Five-part Webinar Series

Gardeners and landscape professionals who work with shade trees are invited to attend a series of webinars on tree care offered by James Downer, University of California Cooperative Extension horticulture and plant pathology advisor for Ventura County.

The five one-hour sessions will cover tree selection, where and how to plant a tree, how to prune trees, how to feed and water, and pest management.

When: Thursdays beginning April 22, 2021

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM PST

Registration: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=33331



CropManage Hands-On Webinar

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Join us for this hands-on webinar to learn to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date)
$20 fee to attend;  Free for producers within the Pajaro Valley. A limited number of registration waivers are available in case of financial difficulties. If interested, please email  Rachel to discuss before registering.
What is CropManage? CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nitrogen management. Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient irrigation and fertilizer applications—while maintaining or improving overall yield.
Who should participate? Vegetable and berry growers, ranch managers, other farm staff, and technical service providers are welcome. The webinar is for both new and current CropManage users.
What to bring? As this is a participatory webinar, please join via computer or tablet so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises.  Two screens will work better so participants can follow the webinar and use CropMange at the same time. Each participant will need a user account for CropManage. Please set up a free user account at  cropmanage.ucanr.edu before the webinar.
Continuing Education Units: Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) CEUs are pending approval

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


ABCs of Pests in the Nursery and Greenhouse Webinar Series

Join Dr. Alejandro Del Pozo, Entomology Associate Professor Virginia Tech, and UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor    Dr. Maria de la Fuente, in this three-part Pests webinar series.

When: Three consecutive Tuesdays starting March 30, 12:00-2:30pm

Intended Audience: Nursery and Greenhouse Growers

Registration fee: $20 per session for California attendees  

Continuing Education Credits (CEC)

For more information and to register go to:     

ABCs of Pests Webinar

Hansen News

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    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...

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    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...

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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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