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Students design a solar home for farmworkers

Looking over the Simplex design.

When a team of UC Davis students packs up its house and travels to Irvine next year for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Solar Decathlon competition, its members will bring not only a desire to win, but also to make zero-net-energy homes more affordable. After submitting an entry for...

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Bees 'n Blooms

A honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, share a coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees 'n blooms. Blooms 'n bees. Add "California" to it and you have California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists. It's a book that's well-planned, well-executed, well-written and well-photographed. Bees are hungry. What plants will attract them? How can you entice them to...

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Reporter ponders UC Cooperative Extension pepper research

Capsaicin, the yellow line of fluid, gives jalapeño peppers their heat.

A column in the Salinas Californian playfully reflected on UC Cooperative Extension research that aims to turn up the heat in the mighty jalapeño pepper. Writer Dennis Taylor reported that Aziz Baameur, UCCE farm advisor in Santa Clara and San Benito counties, is trying to increase the...

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Tags: Aziz Baameur (3), pepper (1)

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Taste the Possibilities: Adding Value to Your Ag Business
Date: November 3, 2014

A workshop for farmers interested in creating value-added products featuring locally grown produce.

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