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Across California, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources' (UC ANR) 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve. We turn science into solutions.

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Insufficient chill hours can delay the opening of leaf and flower buds in crops such as walnuts, which may result in a smaller yield. (Photo: Will Suckow)) Climate change is impacting California tree crop farms
Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley...

Boots on the ground where a former almond orchard stood. The shredded trees will be incorporated into the soil to build soil organic matter. California governor sets aside funds to promote soil health
California Gov. Jerry Brown has included $7.5 million in the 2017-18 budget to launch the Healthy...

UC researcher Mark Lubell uses dirty dishes in a shared kitchen as an example of how one person's decisions impacts others. Collaboration is the key to collective decision-making
When people don't think about the impact of their decision-making on others, it can ultimately lead...

UC Food Blog

  • Pecan pie: A holiday tradition and a treat

    Pecan Pie is a Southern favorite. The ingredients in this one,

    “Ahh, nuts!” This time of year, you're probably thinking “Ahh, pecans!” And particularly, “Ahh, pecan pie!” We do love our pecans. The U.S. produces 80 to 95 percent of the world's pecans, and most are grown in...

  • Youth speak, we listen: Youth voices in urban agriculture and building the UC connection

    Steven Palomeres, former intern at WOW farms in West Oakland shares his experience in urban farming

    For many youth in California, agriculture is becoming part of their urban experience. Urban farms, edible parks, and garden education programs are thriving in cities across the state. These places grow food, teach youth job skills, create community green...

  • Organic produce growers sought for research study

    UC researchers seek organic growers of tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes or cucumbers.

    University of California scientists are seeking certified organic growers to participate in a multistate soil and food-safety study. The researchers are gathering data to develop national guidelines and best practices for using raw manure to improve...

  • Seven tips for enjoying holiday meals

    UC pro tips you can use to enhance holiday meals.

    Before you gobble down that Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, take a moment to maximize your enjoyment. The University of California has experts on every topic imaginable, including food and the science of taste and sensory experience. Here are their...

  • New life for tea in the San Joaquin Valley

    A syrphid fly hovers over a blossom on a tea plant at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

    Fifty-five years ago, Thomas J. Lipton Inc. funded a tea study at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, which is piquing the interest of scientists today. For 18 years, researchers pampered and coaxed 41 tea clones to...

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