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Rachel B. Elkins

Pomology Farm Advisor in Lake and Mendocino Counties and Master Gardener Advisor in Lake County - Emeritus
UC Cooperative Extension
883 Lakeport Boulevard
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-6838
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Mendocino County


Rachel B. Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor, Lake and Mendocino Counties. B.A. in International Studies (Asian Studies), University of the Pacific, Stockton (1978), B.S. in Agricultural Pest Management from University of California, Berkeley (1981), M.S. in Plant Protection and Pest Management from UC Davis (1985), and M.S. in Horticulture (Pomology), U.C. Davis (1989). Crop responsibilities include European pears, walnuts, apples, olives and other commercial fruit and nut crops, as well as the Master Gardener Program in Lake County.


M.S. Horticulture, UC Davis. 1989
M.S. Plant Protection & Pest Management, UC Davis. 1985
B.S. Agricultural Pest Management, UC Berkeley. 1981
B.A. International Studies, University of the Pacific. 1978

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  • DuPont, T. (2017). Organic fire blight management in the western U.S. eXtension. http://articles.extension.org/pages/74505/organic-fire-blight-management-in-the-western-us
  • Elkins, R. (2017). UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Pear.
  • Elkins, R. Crop Team Leader. (2017). UCIPM Pest Management Guidelines: Pear. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Roncoroni, J.; Hanson, B.; Hembree, K.; Elkins, R.; Hasey, J. (2017). UCIPM Pest Management Guidelines: Walnut. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Marquez, M. (2017). Water budget development for SGMA compliance, case study: Ukiah Valley Groundwater Basin. J. of Contemporary Water Resources & Education. Universities Council on Water Resources. 162, 112-127.
  • Johnson, K. (2016). Integration of acibenzolar-S-methyl with antibiotics for protection of pear and apple from fire blight caused by Erwinia amylovora. Crop Protection. 88, 149-154.
  • Van Steenwyk, R. (2015). Codling moth: a cultural control management option. Acta Horticulturae. 1094, 405-410.
  • O'Geen, A. (2015). Soil suitability index identifies potential areas for groundwater banking on agricultural soils. California Agriculture. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 69:2, 75-84.

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