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Citizen Science project: Backyard Chicken Egg Study

Backyard Poultry Egg Study UCANR 2 preview

Introducing Dr Maurice Pitesky, the Chicken Whisperer.   Maurice has a great opportunity for egg-loving residents to have their backyard chicken eggs tested for FREE!   Request to you: If you have egg laying chickens, this is the project...

Posted on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Tags: Citizen Science (1), Eggs (1), Poultry (5)
Focus Area Tags: Food

Need to identify a weed or pest in your garden, orchard or vineyard?

IPM cards

Want to know what bug is making holes in the leaves of you shrub or eating your fruit?  Or what is the pesky weed you cannot get rid off? The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources publications have four sets of Pest...

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:47 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

CDFA to Fund Alternative Manure Management Practices in 2018

Manure

Through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) was awarded $99 million for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development (DDRDP) and Alternative Manure Management Programs (AMMP) in 2018. It is...

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

North Bay Farmers Explore New Local Sales Opportunities

Local farmers tour Sebastopol’s Community Market during a UCCE Tour to Meet Buyers in December

Small- to mid-scale produce farmers know that direct marketing--that is to say, making sales directly to consumer at farmers markets, farm stands, and similar channels--cuts out middlemen and helps farmers retain the greatest portion of their sales. Yet...

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:25 PM
Tags: Farmers (1)

Citizen Science project: Backyard Chicken Egg Study

Thank you for participating in our citizen science project

GOT EGGS? The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (UCD SVM) is providing free egg contaminant testing for backyard chicken owners in the state of California.  Results will be shared individually with each owner, and cumulative...

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:43 AM

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