Backyard Orchard News
Recently, severe root rot and mortality was observed on young potted pistachio rootstock trees...
Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner infests nutritional substrate with Phytopythium.
Pistachio seedlings potted in infested soil from Phytopythium helicoides as part of the requirements for fulfilling Koch’s Postulates to demonstrate pathogenicity of the organism.
John Iniguez from USDA-APHIS conducts a Permit Containment Inspection with Dr. Fichtner at the new Plant Pathology lab at Lindcove REC.
Katie Wilson assists Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner with transplanting pistachio plants into infested potting soil.
About 20 organizations with missions that include public service shared what they do to help maintain healthy communities, people, and the environment with the residents of Parlier during the October 24, 2014 Red Ribbon event held at a local park. UC ANR KARE had an informational booth where we shared basic information on what we do to help local people. Jose Javier provided information and answered questions for Spanish speaking attendees.
Jose Javier shares how Kearney helps local people at Parlier's 2014 red ribbon event.
"Look, there's a spider!" A sure-fire way to frighten arachnophobics is the very mention of...
Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lawrence J. Schwankl, CE Irrigation Specialist, emeritus, receives the Irrigation Association's 2014 Person of the Year Award.
The Irrigation Association will present their 2014 Person of the Year Award to Lawrence (Larry) Schwankl at the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Phoenix on November 20, 2014. Schwankl's distinguished 28 year career with the University of California Extension specialized in irrigation engineering, design, operation and management of irrigation systems, soil moisture monitoring, and low-volume irrigation.
“Through his well-recognized applied research program, technology transfer efforts and service activities, Dr. Schwankl has dedicated his career to developing, evaluating and promoting water-efficient technologies and irrigation best management practices,” wrote Dana Osborne Porter, Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Lawrence (Larry) Schwankl.
If you see a white cabbage butterfly fluttering by you, net it. The Pieris Project wants...
Have you seen this butterfly? You can become a part of a global community of citizen scientists by helping graduate students with a project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)