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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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Residents of fire-prone areas should remove flammable landscape plants. (Photo: Pxhere) Novel way to remove fire-prone plants
Residents in fire-prone areas should take a critical look at the plants around their homes and...

Alison Van Eenennaam with hornless cattle. (Photo: Aleksandra Domanovic and Spencer Lowell) UC ANR scientist looks to gene modification to improve animal agriculture
Scientists in labs across the world have used gene modification to create virus-resistant pigs,...

An orange orchard at Lindcove Research & Extension Center. The 2018 Farm Bill provides grants for citrus research. Congress approves Farm Bill reauthorization
The House and Senate have passed the compromise Farm Bill, sending the legislation to the...

UC Food Blog

  • A nutty idea: A little stress could be good for walnuts

    Hal Crain's family has been growing walnuts for 55 years.

    When it comes to watering walnuts, most California growers believe you need to start early to keep trees healthy and productive throughout the long, hot summer. But according to striking results from a long-term experiment in a walnut orchard in Red...

  • Honey bee health key to wellbeing of important species

    Jonathan Dear, a small animal internal medicine veterinarian and hobbyist beekeeper, holds a frame after inspecting a hive.

    Our friends the honey bees make it possible for us to devour an abundance of almond products. In 2016 the California almond crop totaled 2.15 billion pounds valued at $5.2 billion. Growing 80 percent of the world's almonds in California takes a lot of...

  • It’s electric?! Breaking down electric pressure cookers

    Dry beans cook up quickly into a healthful, inexpensive meals in electric pressure cookers. (Photo: Pixabay)

    You may have heard the buzz about electric pressure cookers. Even if you don't follow kitchen trends, this piece of equipment may take some of the "pressure off" of preparing meals. From personal experience, I can say that they're also quite...

  • Two UC graduate students chosen to assist UC ANR Global Food Initiative efforts

    Melanie Colvin, left, and Maci Mueller.

    Two University of California graduate students have been selected by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) fellows for 2018-19. Graduate students Melanie Colvin at UC Berkeley and Maci Mueller at UC Davis will work with...

  • Tips to prepare, plant, and grow a fall vegetable garden

    Missy Gable, Director of the UC Master Gardener Program shares tips for keeping a fall vegetable garden producing.

    The transition of fall is upon us and gardeners are busy tending to late summer harvests, pruning back perennials, prepping for slower plant growth and more. But fall doesn't have to be all about wrapping up the growing season. In fact, life is sprouting...

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