July 2021
Butte County Cooperative Extension
Quarterly Update
Serving Butte County since 1918
We are glad to announce that our office is open and most programs are back to in-person programing. Below are some highlights of our work in the past few months and some upcoming events. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Drought Resources for Ranchers
Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Tracy Schohr has hosted workshops and developed resources for ranchers on drought adaptation strategies. Email Tracy for free printed copies.

View the drought resources here.
Deficit Irrigation for Almonds Video
Orchards Systems Advisor Luke Milliron has been featured in a California Almond Board video explaining how to implement deficit irrigation in almonds.

Armyworm Monitoring in Rice
As in previous years, Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino has established a trapping network across the Sacramento Valley to alert rice growers as to when armyworm populations increase and when monitoring has to be intensified.

Master Gardeners of Butte County Firewise Landscaping Series
Tune in to watch a five part series on Firewise Landscaping in Butte County. Topics include Fire Ecology and California Habitats, Defensible Space, Soil Restoration and Mulches, Firewise Landscape Conversion and Maintaining Your Firewise Landscape. Registration for each event will open mid-July, viewings will be in August. Visit our website for registration

Nutrition Program Work with Oakdale Heights Highlighted
Led by UCCE Nutrtion Educator Veronica VanCleave-Hunt, fifth graders from Oakdale Heights have been learning about gardening and nutrition. The products of their garden will be donated to people in need.

4-H Day Camp
The 4-H Camp Director and teen counselors transitioned to a day camp this summer to meet social distancing guidelines, and it was a major success. Butte County 4-H is also hosting its first 4-H Horse Show in nearly a decade later this month. We cannot wait to resume even more in-person programming this fall.
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