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Post Fire Food Safety Research

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“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...

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

ID that pest in your vineyard, orchard, garden

Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.

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...

Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.
Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.

Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 8:57 AM
Tags: IPM (6), Master Gardeners (13), orchard (2), Vineyard (2)

Meet our Sonoma County Forestry Advisor!

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This month Sonoma County UCCE would like to welcome our new Forestry advisor. Michael Jones. Michael will be serving Sonoma County as a Forestry Advisor. From Michael: I joined UCCE on October 1, 2018 as the Forestry Advisor for Sonoma, Mendocino, and...

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 9:39 AM
  • Editor: J. M.
  • Author: Mike Jones
Focus Area Tags: Environment

Produce Safety and Smoke

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Local food producers: The recent wildfires are creating dangerous air pollution in our region. The biggest threat to your health is from inhaling the smoke. Protect your lungs by staying indoors whenever possible, and wearing a respirator...

Crops During a Wildfire Graphic
Crops During a Wildfire Graphic

Crops During a Wildfire Graphic

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:01 AM
Tags: Food Safety (3)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Food Health

Planting Certified Vines is Critical

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Planting a vineyard with vines that are not infected with common grapevine viruses is essential to the bottom line. It can be challenging enough to keep over 1000 vines per acre relatively free from the normal canopy and trunk diseases such as grapevine...

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:39 PM
  • Author: Rhonda Smith
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: Viticulture (6)

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