Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
University of California
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center


Located 15 miles southeast of Fresno in the central San Joaquin Valley, in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world, the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center is the University of California's largest off-campus agricultural research facility. Kearney routinely houses more than 125 employees, including a multi-disciplinary team of faculty from UC Davis, UC Riverside and UC Berkeley. 

Since opening in 1962, Kearney has achieved international acclaim for leadership in the development of new fruit, nut, and grape varieties, innovative cultural and irrigation practices, pest and disease management techniques, and postharvest biology. In addition, Kearney plays a leadership role in maintaining the quality of California's rural environment, with programs in air and water quality, and mosquito management.

KARE welcomes students for tours of the facility.

UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA  93648
(559) 646-6500 • FAX (559) 646-6593
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Walt Bentley, retired UC IPM Advisor, narrating a video of a smart sprayer in action. Smart sprayers are good for agriculture and the environment.
Posted 2/20/2014 - Imagine a pesticide sprayer smart enough to only hit the target crop. What would that mean for the farmer's wallet and the cost of fresh produce? What would it mean for the rivers and streams near...

Local high school students learning about identifying and using beneficial insects for pest control. We are currently recruiting for an outreach and education Program Representative II at Kearney.
Posted 2/6/2014 - County Location: Fresno CountyDate Posted: January 24, 2014Closing Date: February 17, 2014 Under the general direction of the Center Director, and in collaboration with the other center directors,...

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