October 2019 Volume 3, Number 10
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November 5 - 8, 2019

UC Almond Production Short Course

Visalia Convention Center
303 E. Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291

Join us for this integrated orchard management short course featuring UC faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors, and researchers who will provide an in-depth, comprehensive study of all phases of almond production. Learn more and register.
November 5 - 6, 2019

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop

Central Sierra Historical Museum
42642 Tollhouse Road
Shaver Lake, CA 93664

This two-day workshop is designed for landowners and managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. It consists of classroom lecture, instruction and exercises, including a prescribed fire, permit and weather allowing.  Learn more and register.
November 12 - 14, 2019

San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course
Kearny Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648

Join us for an intensive 3-day short course on spray application research and extension. Learn to improve agricultural productivity while reducing the impact of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals on the environment, and gain knowledge of best practices for safe, economical and environmentally sound pesticide spray application. Learn more and register.
This is just a sampling of our upcoming events. See more events in our calendar .
Spotlight on Practical Resources
California AgrIcultural Resources Archive (CARA)
October is American Archives Month, and what better way to mark the occasion than by visiting the California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) , which preserves, organizes and provides access to records of enduring value on California agriculture. For the last half century, California has led the nation in agricultural production and exports. The University of California (UC) and its Cooperative Extension service have had a key role in the development of California agriculture. Beginning in 1913, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisors were placed in every county that formed a farm bureau and agreed to sponsor and support the work of the advisor. While arrangements have evolved, UC Cooperative Extension advisors continue to reside and work in all 58 California counties today. In 2016, under an agreement with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) , the University of California, Merced Library began a project to archive, preserve and provide access to UCCE historic records. Working with county offices, they have uncovered hundreds of linear feet of materials on crop research, agricultural production, technology, land use, socioeconomic development, and 4-H and youth development, among other subjects. These materials offer a firsthand look at the changes in California communities over the past century, and at a face of California that has global impacts.
Notes From the Field
Early UC hemp research already yielding results
For the first time ever,  UC Agriculture and Natural Resources  (UC ANR) researchers harvested an industrial hemp crop at one of its nine research and extension centers this fall. “It's an interesting crop,” said UC Cooperative Extension specialist  Bob Hutmacher . “There is a tremendous amount of research that can be done to understand its growth and best cultural practices, optimal planting dates either by seed or transplants, irrigation and fertilization management, and, particularly, to address pest and disease management.”

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