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Tree fruit, Citrus, Avocado, and Nuts

Local field research is conducted by Cooperative Extension advisors, in cooperation with University of California Extension Specialists, Experiment Station personnel and growers. Research efforts target new crops and varieties that are best adapted to local growing conditions and markets. Irrigation, fertilization, and soil management research helps growers use natural resources effectively. Innovations in cultural practices and pest control help local growers produce an abundance of fruits, nuts, cereal grains, vegetables and other crops with environmentally sensitive methods.

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    Pollen Control

    https://news.missouri.edu/2020/bee-thankful-for-the-evolution-of-pollen/ ‘Bee' thankful for the evolution of pollen Missouri U. researchers discover wildflower's spiny pollen adapts to help plants reproduce Over 80% of the world's flowering...


    By Ben Faber
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    Avocado Seminar - June 10. Online

    Avocado Varieties like GEM, Maluma, and Future Varieties & Rootstock Update CAS/CAC/UC Seminar Series Mary Lu Arpaia and Eric Focht of UC Riverside Botany will cover the horticultural characteristics of the Hass-like varieties - how they grow in...


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    Tis the Miner Bee Season

    What a lot of bees.  These are Miner or Chimney bee nests.  Another type of Digger bee, these nests are from Santa Paula Canyon thanks to Nathan Lurie   The hills are alive with the sound of BEE-EEZZE. And often they are found...


    By Ben Faber
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