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To order a copy of this garden guide, please contact the UCCE Office at (707) 263-6838.

 

Lake County Programs

Living with Drought

The aim of this page is to provide links to research based information regarding water resources and drought.

Agriculture Resources

Agricultural economic development, land use, marketing, and tourism information helpful in Lake County, and beyond.

4-H Youth Development

Julie Frazell, 4-H Youth Development Program Representative, can be reached at (707) 263-6838 or email Julie . 4-H is more than a club - 4-H is young people getting ready for the future. In 4-H, you will work with other people in a 4-H club, in your school,or with another organization. 4-H'ers can also go to camps, show their work at fairs, travel, host youth from other countries, attend meetings and events with other young people, and much, much more!

Mendocino-Lake 4-H Summer Camp

The Lake-Mendocino 4-H Summer Camp is a week long camp filled with fun and exciting adventures that are sure to be remembered for years to come. Any 4-H Member who is entering the 4th-9th grade can come to camp as a camper. If a member is entering the 8th or 9th grade they also have the opportunity to attend camp as a Counselor-In-Training. Older members who have already attended camp as a Counselor-In-Training have the opportunity to come to camp as a Counselor, Dean, or Director. For more informaion contact (707)263-6838.

Forestry

Greg Giusti, Forest & Wildlands Ecology Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached at (707) 463-4495 or e-mail Greg . Forestry addresses complex management concerns with an inclusive approach for landowner input and direction. Assists decision makers in developing progressive programs aimed at the conservation of natural resources.

Fresh Water Ecology

This site is dedicated to the complex and multi-disciplined topics of inland fisheries, exotic species, amphibians, wetlands, and limnology. It is intended to provide quick and simple access to University resources to assist the people of Lake County access to the vast array of resources and information available to better manage freshwater aquatic resources.

Fruits & Nuts

Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties, and Lake County Master Gardener Advisor can be reached by calling (707) 263-6838 or e-mail Rachel . Major crop responsibilities include European pears, walnuts, olives, apples, and all other tree fruit and nut crops, except wine grapes. Pomology focuses on all aspects of efficiently producing annual fruit and nut crops, including horticulture, pest management, and environmental protection.

UAPTOP - Unmanaged Apple and Pear Tree Outreach Program

Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties and Gabriele O’Neill, can be reached at (707) 263-6838. Alternatively, you can e-mail Rachel or e-mail Gabriele . The Unmanaged Apple and Pear Tree Outreach Program was created in response to Ordinance #2895 (Abatement of unmanaged, neglected and abandoned pear and apple trees) to see if you are affected, go to http://www.uckac.edu/programs/Web-based_GIS/Unmanaged_Apple_and_Pear_Tree_Outreach_Program/. Its goal is to educate the public about the need to properly manage pear and apple trees in the vicinity of commercial orchards in order to prevent the constant influx of pests, which threaten the success of non-chemical pest control programs.

Integrated Pest Management

Lucia Varela, Area IPM Advisor-North Coast, can be reached at (707) 565-2621, or e-mail Lucia . Research and links for Integrated Pest Management of apples, pears and winegrapes. Additional information is available at: http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/IPM/.

Livestock and Range Management

John Harper, Livestock and Range Management Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached at (707) 463-4495 or e-mail John . The Livestock and Range Management program encompasses water quality issues, natural resource management, and livestock production. Additional information is available here.

Master Gardener

Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties, and Lake County Master Gardener Advisor or Gabriele O'Neill, Master Gardener Coordinator can be reached by calling (707) 263-6838 or e-mail Rachel  or e-mail Gabriele . Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide advice and support for local non-commercial gardeners. Questions for Master Gardeners may be directed to celake@ucdavis.edu or call (707) 263-6838.

Viticulture & Enology

Glenn McGourty, Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached by calling (707) 463-4495 or e-mail Glenn .

ANR Safety Notes

Safety Notes are brief, one-page summaries of various safety topics that can be used for training.

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Lake County 4-H Presentation Day Entry Forms:

Presentation Day 2015 Competitive Form

Presentation Day 2015 Non Competitive Form



Cottage Foods Website & News: 
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UC Master Gardeners of Lake County

Lake County 4-H Program

Mendocino & Lake County 4-H Summer Camp


NEW PUBLICATIONS:

NEW VIDEO SERIES: Budding, Grafting, and Planting Walnut Trees!!
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NEW PEAR COST STUDY AVAILABLE:
Pears Cost Study - 2012 Green Bartlett

NEW WALNUT COST STUDY AVAILABLE:
Organic Walnut Cost Study - 2013 Terminal Bearing Variety

Walnut Cost Study - 2012 Chandler


UC FOOD SAFETY WEBSITE:
http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/




 

 

 




Pest in the Urban Landscape

Asian Citrus Psyllid is Spreading in California
Posted 1/26/2015 - [From the December 2014 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] In August 2012, we wrote about the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in UC IPM's Green Bulletin newsletter. At that time, ACP was found only in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los...

Victorian Box Decline
Posted 1/21/2015 - [From the December 2014 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum) is an evergreen tree native to Australia that grows moderately fast to about 50 feet high and wide. It was much planted as an ornamental landscape subject...

Exciting job opportunity: Urban IPM Educator
Posted 1/16/2015 - The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring an Urban IPM Educator to assist with extending pest management information to a variety of urban audiences. This exciting position is perfect for anyone interested in pests, horticulture, teaching, and educating....

New UC IPM Database of Herbicide Symptoms
Posted 1/14/2015 - Identifying nontarget crop and ornamental plant damage from herbicides has become much easier, with the launch of a new online photo repository by the Statewide IPM Program, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dr....

Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnuts
Posted 1/12/2015 - [From the December 2014 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] For at least a decade, thousand cankers disease (TCD) has been killing walnut trees across California wildlands and landscapes. The causative agent is a yeast-like fungus (Geosmithia morbida)...

Contact Information

Lake County
UC Cooperative Extension
883 Lakeport Boulevard
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: (707) 263-6838
Fax: (707) 263-3963
e-mail: celake@ucdavis.edu

Director:
Gregory A Giusti

Webmaster Email: nmgentry@ucdavis.edu