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    Benefits of Livestock for Fire Fuels Reduction and Fire Safety

    Thanks to generous support from the newly formed California Cattle Council, UC Cooperative Extension will begin conducting a study to estimate how much fuel livestock consume across California and whether grazing decreases wildfire speed and intensity....


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - Acting San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
  • Should I still vaccinate for brucellosis

    Every state decides on the requirement for brucellosis vaccination in cattle. In California, assembly bill 1801 repealed the mandatory calfhood vaccination for intact female beef breeds 12 months of age or older and sold within the state as of January 1,...


    By Gabriele Ute Maier
    Author - DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, PhD
  • Rangeland Summit - Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Stockton

    University of California Cooperative Extension and CA Rangeland Conservation Coalition invite you to the Rangeland Summit on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Stockton. The Theme is Rangeland Health: Sustaining Ranchers, Communities, and Ecosystems Speakers...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - Acting San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
  • Job Announcement - Livestock Apprentice at Swanton Pacific Ranch

    Swanton Pacific Ranch is hiring an apprentice to work with their livestock program. Swanton Pacific Ranch is working towards a regenerative approach to managing their rangelands using the decision making that considers ecological, economic, and social...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - Acting San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
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    Rancher Seminar - December 4 at Hollister Veterans Memorial Building

    Do you need Continuing Education Units from Department of Pesticide Regulations for your spray permit? If so, join the San Benito County Weed Management Area for our 18th Annual Continuing Education Seminar for Ranchers. 2.5 hours of pesticide...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - Acting San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Salinas Valley Agriculture
  • Central Coast Wine Grape Seminar

    CENTRAL COAST WINE GRAPE SEMINAR WHEN:      Friday, March 6, 2020  WHERE:    Monterey County Agricultural Center                    1432 Abbott...


    By Larry J Bettiga
    Author - Viticulture Farm Advisor
  • 2020 California Plant and Soil Conference Feb 4-5

    The California Plant and Soil Conference will be held in Fresno CA at the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center on February 4-5, 2020.  This is a very comprehensive conference with talks from speakers invited from industry,...


    By Michael D Cahn
    Author - Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources
  • University of California Davis Grape Day

    Please join us on 21 January 2020 at the UC Davis Conference Center for a full-day of lectures and wine tasting.   The program is based on the latest information and research and will cover the fundamental principles that form the basis for...


    By Larry J Bettiga
    Author - Viticulture Farm Advisor
  • 2020 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting

    This year we will cover a wide range of topics related to water and nutrient management, including food safety, pesticide toxicity, organic nitrogen management, drip germination, weather-based irrigation scheduling, as well as ground water management in...


    By Michael D Cahn
    Author - Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources
    By Richard Smith
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    Weed Control Studies in Leeks

    Leeks were grown on 589 acres in Monterey County in 2018 and were worth $10.8 million. Depending on the planting date, they can be in the field for 120 or more days, particularly if they are over wintered. They can be grown from seed, but are commonly...


    By Richard Smith
    Author - Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science
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