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Living with Drought

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

Agricultural 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/.

Weed Science

UC information regarding control tactics, research based information, and weed identification help from UCCE Weed Science Advisor John Roncoroni and other specialists.

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@ucanr.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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2015-2016 4-H Enrollment Forms: Enrollment begins July 1st!!
2015-2016 Youth Enrollment Packet
2015-2016 Adult Enrollment Packet

Gardening after a Fire:
Cleaning Up After a Fire Disaster

Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up

Effects of Wildfire Suppression Chemicals on People and the Environment - A Review


NEW ONLINE CALENDAR FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCES
http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/ (click “All Events” or “See All Events Here”)



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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!!
http://youtu.be/KQv65gYTtNU  

Fruit & Nut Center Blog - click here to subscribe!

Happenings at Hopland REC Blog - click here to subscribe!


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/

 
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Pest in the Urban Landscape

Pines, Drought and Beetles
Posted 8/27/2015 - [From the August 2015 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] Although pine trees are comparatively drought tolerant, there comes a point where even hardy trees become stressed by lack of water. Stressed pines frequently exhibit symptoms such as thin,...

Bug Outbreaks in Kern County high desert
Posted 8/24/2015 - Over the past few weeks there have been numerous reports of bug invasions near Ridgecrest, Inyokern, and other cities in the high desert of eastern Kern County, California.  Residents and business owners have reported large aggregations of bugs...

How are you helping bees on Aug. 22, National Honey Bee Day?
Posted 8/20/2015 - August 22nd is National Honey Bee Day so we thought we'd repost one of our previous articles that discussed ways gardeners can help protect honey bees. Author: Dr. Eric Mussen, UC Cooperative Extension Apiculturist Most people have heard about the...

It's Time to Prune Apricot & Cherry Trees
Posted 8/19/2015 - Although most fruit trees are pruned during the dormant season, in areas with wet winters, apricots and cherries should be pruned in late summer to allow time for the pruning wounds to close. Pruning apricots and cherries during the rainy season could...

Scotch Broom Gall Mite: A New Partner in Broom Management for California
Posted 8/13/2015 - [From the July 2015 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News] A recent find in El Dorado County has weed scientists, land managers, foresters, botanists, and plant conservationists throughout Northern California very excited...

Contact Information

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

Director:
Gregory A Giusti

Webmaster Email: nmgentry@ucdavis.edu