The Postharvest Bookstore is now offering a 25% Discount on Pear Production and Handling Manual.
Through the end of September, we are offering a 25% discount on this helpful manual. Edited by Beth Mitcham and Rachel Elkins, the chapters were written by numerous experts on pear fruit production and handling. Chapters include pear industry overview, pear orchard and tree management, irrigation and fertilization, pest management and postharvest handling of pears. Fifteen pages of color plates are also included.
Regularly $25, this publication is now on sale for only $18.75. Please us this link for shipments to U.S. addresses. For international shipping addresses, please use our PDF Order Form, and note 25%Pear.
Lake County Programs
The aim of this page is to provide links to research based information regarding water resources and drought.
Agricultural economic development, land use, marketing, and tourism information helpful in Lake County, and beyond.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 263-6838.
Glenn McGourty, Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached by calling (707) 463-4495 or e-mail Glenn .
Safety Notes are brief, one-page summaries of various safety topics that can be used for training.
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NEW PEAR COST STUDY AVAILABLE:
Pears Cost Study - 2012 Green Bartlett
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Organic Walnut Cost Study - 2013 Terminal Bearing Variety
Walnut Cost Study - 2012 Chandler
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Pest in the Urban Landscape
Invasive pests of concern for California’s urban agriculture systems
Posted 10/16/2014 - Every year, California receives, on average, six new exotic invasive pests of concern; that's about one new pest every 60 days. These may be plants, insects or other arthropods, mollusks, plant pathogens such as fungi and bacteria, vertebrates, or any...
Bagrada bug continues to spread in California
Posted 10/7/2014 - The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) is an invasive stink bug insect that was first reported in 2008 in Los Angeles County, California. It has now spread to several counties in California and is moving northward in the state. Bagrada bug is also...
Bed Bug Monitors
Posted 9/29/2014 - [From the December 2012 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] After decades of relative obscurity, bed bugs (Figure 1) are exhibiting a global resurgence. In the United States, the Northeast and Midwest regions have been...
UC IPM's Resources in Spanish
Posted 9/25/2014 - National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) celebrates the contributions, culture, and history of Hispanic and Latino Americans originating from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America, and South America. These Americans make...
Fall is for Fertilizing
Posted 9/18/2014 - Fall is just around the corner so it's time to start thinking about fertilizing your lawn. All types of lawns are actively growing during the fall months. Fertilizer applied at this time will help ensure that turfgrass is vigorous enough to outcompete...
UC Cooperative Extension
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Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: (707) 263-6838
Fax: (707) 263-3963
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