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Check out our 2018 Annual Report

2018 UCCE Sonoma Annual Report cover

UCCE is excited to present our 2018 Annual Report, demonstrating our commitment to education, research-based information and technical expertise in Sonoma County. Our annual report highlights UCCE's research and education impacts, which enhance quality of life and the environmental and economic well-being of the residents of Sonoma County. Our UCCE advisors and County staff continue to bring the highest quality of science to address local issues, especially...

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:31 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Biological frost control strategies reduce crop damage

Frost damage apple tree. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark

Reprint of UC Delivers article The Issue   Frost damage persistently limits the production of many important crops and costs California agriculture up to $1 billion annually. Flowers of deciduous fruit and nut trees, vegetables and subtropical crops are damaged when temperatures drop even slightly below freezing. Existing methods of frost protection, such as overhead sprinklers, heaters, and wind machines, are expensive to use, limited by water supplies and relatively ineffective....

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1:49 PM
  • Author: UC Delivers
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

The Rancher: A Threatened Species

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain

This spring, I am teaching the Santa Rosa Junior College Rangeland Management class.  This is my opportunity to educate aspiring students on the importance of rangelands and how to manage them. Their educational experiences include classroom lectures and field trips, learning about rangeland principles and then practice application. Our first field trip was to Sonoma County's Taylor Mountain Regional Park, (attached photo). UC Cooperative Extension created, “Ecosystem Services...

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain
Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Taylor Mountain

Why Cows sign Taylor Mtn
Why Cows sign Taylor Mtn

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:46 AM
Tags: Grazing (12), range management (3)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

Helping Build Climate Resilient Communities

Successfully defended home

UCCE Sonoma is committed to building climate resilient communities and ecosystems. Through our educational outreach and workshops on the better land and natural resource management practices. We are working to make sure that  homeowners, landowners, farmers, and ranchers across California are better prepared and able to deal with the growing risk of fire, drought, and flood hazards in Sonoma County. Protecting California's Economy & Natural Resources UCCE Sonoma is working to...

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 12:16 PM
Tags: fire (6), fire fuel management (4)
Focus Area Tags: Environment

Post Fire Food Safety Research

Mimi taking soil samples after 2017 fires

“Produce Safety After Urban Wildfire” citizen science project The Northern California fires of October 2017 created poor air quality and distributed toxic air contaminants over the region. Following the fires and the incredible response from local farmers, UCCE Sonoma County embarked on a “Produce Safety After Urban Wildfire” citizen science project to help answer community concerns about whether the safety of local produce might have been impacted by...

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:41 AM
Tags: fire (6), Food Safety (3)
Focus Area Tags: Environment Health Yard & Garden

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