Santa Barbara County Cooperative Extension
Quarterly Report of UC Cooperative Extension
Programs in Santa Barbara County
January to March 2016
Featuring Dr. Surendra Dara's article: Virus Decline of Strawberry in California and the Role of Insect Vectors and Associated Viruses
About Cooperative Extension
UC's 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. More than 400 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home, and youth advisors work as teams to bring the University's research-based information to Californians. CE is a full partnership of federal, state, county, and private resources linked in applied research and educational outreach. CE tailors its programs to meet local needs. CE's many teaching tools include meetings, conferences, workshops, demonstrations, field days, video programs, newsletters and manuals. Thousands of volunteers extend CE's outreach, assisting with the 4-H youth development and Master Gardener education programs.
California's Historic Drought
UCCE knows that farmers and ranchers are facing difficult times because of the drought. Click on the link below for researched based information and tips for your specific agricultural needs.
To access frost protection information for avocado and citrus.
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Grower Notes and Pest News
Reporting downy mildew of ice plants in California
Posted 3/22/2016 - Healthy red...
Lygus bug management during and at the end of the strawberry production
Posted 2/19/2016 - Lygus b...
Erythrina stem or twig borer: a new and potentially devastating pest of coral trees in California
Posted 2/17/2016 - Erythrina&nb...
The UC Pest Management Guidelines Just Got Spicier!
Posted 2/1/2016 - Whether...