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UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
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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UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
  • shot hole borer feeding
    Beetle:Fungus Symbiosis?

    Origin and evolution of fungus farming in wood-boring Coleoptera – a palaeontological perspective David Peris, Xavier Delclòs, Bjarte Jordal         https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12763 A beetle bores a...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Burrowing Varmints Guide

    Author: Pamela Kan-Rice Published on: June 8, 2021 A pocket gopher emerges from a burrow. The holes and mounds created by burrowing rodents pose hazards to farmworkers and farm machinery. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark Burrowing rodents...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
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    Fungus Helps a Honeybee

    New fungus strain could provide a chemical-free method to help honey bees Washington State University Jennifer Han jennifer.o.han@wsu.edu PULLMAN, Wash. -- A new fungus strain could provide a chemical-free method for eradicating mites that kill honey...


    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor

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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 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 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 understanding and stay well.

Annemiek Schilder

Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

 

Thelma Hansen Fund Call for Proposals: Update

Due to the pending sale of the Faulkner Farm and planned transition of the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center to a new location and associated expenses, there will be no call for proposals for the Thelma Hansen Fund in 2021.

 
You may wish to explore the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Small Grants program as a possible alternative.

 

Post Fire Recovery Project

Severe wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have damaged urban and rural roads, culverts, structures, and hill slopes, resulting in potential discharges of sediment, metals, nutrients, and other pollutants to adjacent
streams, threatening aquatic life and public health.


A new project - in partnership with Ventura RCD and Los Angeles Regional Water Board - will implement erosion control Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce erosion on private and public lands impacted by
2018, (INCLUDING THE THOMAS FIRE), 2019, and 2020 wildfires within Ventura County.


The Program will allocate a total of $320,000 worth of reimbursable supplies across at least 16 sub-projects, funding will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Click on the link below to learn more.

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Protecting Subtropicals from Frost

Farm Advisor Ben Faber has put together a helpful and comprehensive document about protecting subtropicals from frost. This PDF covers a range of topics. You can access it below:

Protecting Subtropicals from frost

And remember, even though our office remains closed to the public, we're available via email and phone. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

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.

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