Calendar of Events
New Online Course Now Available: An Integrated Approach to Managing Ground Squirrels and Pocket GophersAdded June 17, 2021
We're pleased to announce that a new online course on managing ground squirrels and pocket gophers has been added to UC IPM's growing library of online training courses. This course consists of eight video segments recorded by Dr. Roger Baldwin, a...
Attention Farmers & Ranchers, Growers, Workers of the land, Shepherds, Cattle people, and Farm Advocates!Added June 2, 2021
There's a new group just for you being formed in Ventura County. Join us for an evening of farmer focused conversation. Meet your fellow farmers and connect with others who work in agriculture in our region. The goal is to offer space for farmers to...
Added May 24, 2021
Author - Sabrina L. Drill Kudos to the Ventura County Fire Department, Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and California State Parks for addressing this very important gap in fire preparedness...
Added May 21, 2021
Last month, the Thelma Hansen Fund hosted a three-day series to inform about climate change and the science behind it. In an effort to raise awareness of current and predicted impacts on Southern California, the impressive line up of UC...
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...
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:
Climate Change: What does it Mean for Southern California recordings:
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
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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.
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