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669 County Square Dr. Suite 100
Ventura CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

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Our offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is telecommuting from home. We are available via phone and email. 

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Shade Tree Disease Webinar Series

Join UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Dr. Jim Downer for his 5-part Shade Tree Disease webinar series.

When: Every Friday in October starting October 2nd, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click below for more details and registration information.

Shade Tree Diseases webinar - Flyer

Post-Fire Soil Safety Webinar

Are you growing food on a property impacted by wildfire? Fire introduces new considerations for growing produce and raising backyard poultry. In this free virtual webinar, learn from scientists who have studied urban wildfires in California, including: what questions to ask, how to improve soil health and make informed decisions about food safety, which agencies might have helpful information, and what remains unknown in this burgeoning field of study.

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Register at ucanr.edu/postfiresoilsafety

Post-Fire Soil Safety Webinar Flyer Oct 17 2020-1

COVID-19: UCCE Ventura Operations Information

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed from March 18, 2020 until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home order. UC academics and staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. 

All UC ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through July 2020 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 understanding and stay well.

Annemiek Schilder

Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
  • heat damage to canopy
    Heat Stress Advice

    Can't Say It Often Enough Advice from Index Fresh   POST HEAT TREE MANAGEMENT September 2020 HEAT STRESS Why are avocado trees so heat sensitive? Water is taken up by the roots and is essential for overall tree metabolism and carrying...

    By Mary Lu Arpaia
    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • dragon fruit conference
    Dragon Fruit Conference

    Just When You Though You Could Take the Week Off from Webinars Here's a two-day conference on Dragon Fruit September 22 and 23, 2020 (you have an option of viewing it live or later recorded). Note Taiwan is 15 hours ahead of...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • oranges in riverside
    CRB and IPM Webinar Series

    CRB Announces its  2020 Citrus Webinar Series        The Citrus Research Board (CRB) in coordination with the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is rolling out a new CRB...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics

If you are a commercial grower and need advice or assistance on an agricultural issue, please contact the appropriate UC Cooperative Extension Advisor

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.

Fire Resources

Fire season is upon us and it's critical to be prepared. Here are some important resources to help you get ready and stay apprised of fire activity in Ventura County.

For the latest fire incident information, visit the Ventura County Fire Department website. This website also contains a wildfire action plan for farmers, ranchers and growers.

We also suggest you bookmark the VC Emergency portal. You can access the Ventura County Emergency Preparedness Guide in English and Spanish

Here are other resources we recommend:

  • Fire in California This is UC ANR's comprehensive fire resources website. This site contains the latest information on fire ecology; wildfire preparation; health and safety in wildfires; wildfire recovery; and more. Useful information for homeowners, land owners and land stewards.
  • CA Fire Science Consortium is a network of scientists and managers that strives to increase the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science information. 
  • LUC Lab at UC-Berkeley researching land and land use change.
  • ReadyForWildfire.org CalFire's fire resources website, which provides many valuable resources for preparedness.
  • **NEW Wildfire Risk to Communities maps by US Forestry Service

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