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Looking for a Thistle

Mylitta Crescent butterfly (Physiodes mylitta) on the leaf of a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Perhaps it was searching for a thistle. The Mylitta Crescent butterfly (Physiodes mylitta) did not find the thistle—at least in our bee garden. What it did find were the leaves of a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) where it sunned itself before fluttering off to parts unknown. This...

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:42 PM

El Niño unlikely to be California drought savior

During droughts, farmers and cities rely more heavily on groundwater, which must be recharged to get through subsequent droughts.

Rather than pinning hopes on a possible El Niño in the Pacific Ocean to alleviate the California drought, a UC expert suggested the state's residents should continue to prepare for the worst, reported Inside Climate News. Reporter Amy Nordrum noted in the story that El Niño...

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Tags: Doug Parker (6), drought (79)

Win-win drought solution for livestock and rice producers

Cattle eating

Innovation allows livestock producers and rice farmers to solve each other's problems UC Cooperative Extension advisor Glenn Nader believes two problems could add up to one win-win solution. The California drought has ranchers desperate for inexpensive livestock feed. Air quality protection...

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM
  • Author: Jeannette Warnert
Tags: drought (79), Glenn Nader (8), Livestock and Dairy (1), rice (17)

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