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UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale!

Honey bee heading toward a bulbine (Bulbine frutesens). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed the first fall plant sale at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, you're in luck. The next public sale is Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We attended the sale on Saturday, Oct. 11 and it was the equivalent of Black Friday (the Friday following...

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Proper winter season tree care during a drought

Landscape trees may require extra care this winter if the dry spell continues.

At a press availability on Tuesday, Oct. 28, tree advocates, water officials and a UC Cooperative Extension environmental horticulture expert will urge homeowners to educate themselves on effective tree care to ensure their trees' survival in the months ahead – especially if California's...

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM
  • Contact: Jeannette Warnert, (559) 240-9850,
Tags: Chuck Ingels (14), trees (4)

Pests make it challenging to grow chile peppers

A selection of hot chile peppers, a California-grown vegetable that adds spice to life.

Ethiopian, Mexican and Thai cuisine all taste distinctly different, but they have something in common: chile peppers. Demand for chile peppers is growing steadily and California is a leading producer of the vegetable that adds spice to life. Cash receipts for California chile peppers increased from...

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM
  • Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Tags: chile peppers (2), vegetables (42)

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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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