Backyard Orchard News
The "Painted Ladies" are back in the Davis area. These are not the two-legged type, but the winged...
A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lindcove Research and Extension Center to welcome visitors to their variety block on March 20, 2015.
UC ANR Lindcove Research and Extension Center will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about citrus varieties on March 20, 2015, from 1-3 PM. Visitors will be able to tour the demonstration orchard that contains nearly 200 of the most common varieties of citrus. Attendees can view tree growth characteristics, ask questions about varieties, and taste the fruit.
Ana Toste: 559-592-2408 ext 151
22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
Once you arrive at LREC, follow the signs to the parking area.
View of Lindcove Research & Extension Center.
The UC ANR Informatics and GIS (IGIS) program is offering two new agriculturally focused GIS and mobile data collection workshops at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, on March 19th and 20th. If you have any interest in contemporary applications of GIS or mobile data collection for agricultural use, these workshops may be for you. The workshops run from 11 to 4 pm and include lunch. They are open to ANR affiliates for $30 and non-ANR public for $60.
The first workshop, on March 19th, will include a one hour lecture on practical applications of GIS for crop agricultural, followed by a three hour exercise that will explore practical techniques for analyzing and mapping local agricultural concerns with readily available software and online data. The second workshop, on March 20th, will also start with a one hour lecture and will be followed by a three hour practical exercise, which together will explore the development of customized mobile SmartPhones GPS apps, applications of GPS and mobile data collection for agriculture, and practical ways of viewing and sharing your data. For more information regarding the workshops please go to: http://igis.ucanr.edu/IGISTraining/GISforCropAgKARE/ and http://igis.ucanr.edu/IGISTraining/GPSworkshopKARE/
Note - Both of these workshops are designed for participants with little to no GIS or GPS experience. However, more advanced GIS and GPS users are equally welcome, and may likewise find these workshops to be quite beneficial due to their practicality.
Geospatial information provided by using IGIS data.
Second and third grade students at Snowden Elementary School in Farmersville learned all about...
Roberta Barton delivers an agriculture lesson.
OMG! What's that? A Buddha's Hand citrus!
Grilda Gomez tests nutrition knowledge.
It was not the greatest of St. Patrick's Day surprises. A green lacewing nailed by a garden...
If you look closely, this green lacewing that fluttered onto a porch light fixture, is not alone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Deep in the shadows, a garden spider feasts on a green lacewing. The spider is a Western spotted orb weaver, Neoscona oaxacensis, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)