Welcome to the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension (KARE) Center. Since its official dedication in 1965 KARE 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, KARE plays a leadership role in maintaining the quality of California's rural environment, with programs in air and water quality, and mosquito management. Please enjoy our website and give us feedback concerning the site.
View the live stream from the nest. Last year a Great Horned Owl used the nest to raise 3 chicks. We are not sure who is using the nest this year yet. Click on the image to view the live video.
Kearney News Updates
Added May 4, 2016
Long-time Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center researcher and budding motivational speaker, Jeff Mitchell, participated in the STEM Conference organized for local San Joaquin Valley...
Kearney held the 62nd annual conference on soilborne plant pathogens and the 48th California nematology workshop March 22-24 2016.Added May 3, 2016
Andreas Westphal helped provide back to back meetings that concentrated on sharing research, discoveries, and disease problems, as well as developing and new pest management technologies for...
Lettuce planting workshop at the Fresno Farm and Nutrition Day on March 18, 2016 attracted many 3rd grade students.Added May 3, 2016
UC ANR Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center provided a lettuce planting workshop for about 3500 third grade students from 36 schools and 16 districts at the 11th annual Fresno Farm and...
Added March 11, 2016
The Kings County Farm Day was held at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford on March 1, 2016. This collaborative effort of the Kings County Farm Bureau, the Kings County Office of Education, and the Kings...
Added March 4, 2016
A team of researchers has received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways to combat Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in...