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Growing Hops Workshop: Growth & Sustainability

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NorCal Hop Growers Alliance and UC Cooperative Extension of Sonoma County are offering the Second Annual Growing Hops Workshop “Growth and Sustainability.” A one day seminar on hops including steps to starting a small scale commercial hop farm, examining the local market and current research studies, learning how to build relationships with local breweries, and visiting a hop farm on Saturday, March 25, 8am-5pm at SRJC Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA. Speakers...

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:52 PM
Tags: Hops (1), Hops Workshop (1)

Ecosystem Services Interpretative Signage

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The University of California Cooperative Extension recognized rangelands and their importance in Sonoma County, creating the “Ecosystem Services Interpretative Signage” to increase awareness and knowledge of park visitors, mangers and decisions makers of working rangelands and the ecosystem services. Rangelands are also referred to as working landscapes, are locally managed and provide essential biological, scenic, economic, and recreational values locally and throughout the world....

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:39 PM
Tags: cattle (1), Grazing (3), Rangelands (1)

IPM Workshop: New Worker Protection Standards


  Is your pesticide safety training in compliance with the new Worker Protection Standard? — Sarah Risorto and Lisa Blecker, UC IPM Pesticide Safety Education Program Local Workshops: April 6Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Inc.4401 Slusser RoadClass conducted in English April 7Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Inc.4401 Slusser RoadEsta clase será en Españo Register online We are...

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:32 PM
Tags: IPM (3)

Research Partnership, Youth Education Programs Extended with UCCE Sonoma

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Press Release by Board of Supervisors of Sonoma County At their January 24, 2017, Board meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors extended agreements with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) through December 31, 2025, continuing agricultural, environmental and community-based research and educational programming in Sonoma County.  “UCCE works with so many community partners, dedicated volunteers, and other County departments to serve the public...

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:49 AM
Tags: 4-H (13), Master Gardener (6)

The growing problem of Sudden Oak Death

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The hope that researchers felt a year ago due to reduced symptom levels of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) seems to have been a fleeting one.  As northern California's historic drought continues to wane, the oak and tanoak-killing pathogen is back with a vengeance in Sonoma county and beyond. A September 2015 article from The Press Democrat quoted UC Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Lab Professor Matteo Garbelotto as saying “I think we're at the bottom of the infection rate,” and...

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 12:42 PM
Tags: SOD (6), Sudden Oak Death (8)

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