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Kearney Research News

Kearney Research News is a quarterly newsletter with updates about activities and research at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center. To contribute email jewarnert@ucdavis.edu

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KARE Newsletter November 2017 (295KB)

Inside this issue:

  • Helping honey bees
  • CDPR approved online CEU classes
  • Malcolm Media Expos
  • Central Valley Air Summit
  • Giving Tuesday
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KARE Newsletter August 2017 (463KB)

In this issue:

  • UC Kearney grape day
  • UCCE IPM advisor Pete Goodell retires
  • Irrigation research information shared
  • Pollinator week
  • Soil management training
  • California farm demonstration collaboration
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KARE Newsletter May 2017 (377KB)

In this issue:

  • Sprayer calibration and coverage training
  • Ag Ventures Day in Tulare
  • Drone workshops
  • 6400 3rd-grade students from 70 schools transplant leaf lettuce
  • National poison prevention week
  • Drones used to collect research data
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KARE Newsletter March 2017 (392KB)

Inside this issue:

  • National invasive awareness week
  • UC ANR participated in the World Ag Expo
  • UC IPM academic coordinator at Kearney
  • South San Joaquin Region invasive Aedes workshop
  • New Worker Protection Standard training
  • Interest in 50-year old tea plants at Kearney
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KARE Newsletter November 2016 (459KB)

In this issue

  • Retirements
  • Parlier students explore applied research careers
  • Pourreza wins international prize
  • New online UC IPM course provides 2 CEU in laws and regs
  • Changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard
  • UC ANR IPM program explains how to protect bees from pesticides
  • The San Joaquin Valley battle against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads Zika
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KARE Newsletter August 2016 (517KB)

Inside this issue

  • Leaffooted bug monitoring, damage, and management strategies for tree crops
  • Apiary inspector training
  • UCD plant pathology graduate students visit Kearney
  • Surface irrigation efficiency workshop
  • Bravo Lake Botanical Garden berry festival
  • Farm demonstration network
  • IPM extension in Guatemala
  • New UC Cooperative Extension academics at Kearney
  • Kearney helps teachers observe science in action at Kearney
  • High school workshops
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KARE Newsletter May 2016 (438KB)

In this issue:

  • Kearney participates in a high school STEM conference
  • Kearney hosed the annual soilborne plant pathogens conference and California nematology workshop
  • Kearney helps about 5800 local third graders learn about healthy lifestyles and agriculture, as well as plant some lettuce transplants.
  • The battle against Johhsongrass gets nationwide research effort
  • Human-wildlife conflict resolution conference held
  • Organic agriculture research symposium
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KARE Newsletter November 2015 (367KB)

In this issue

  • UC IPM offers online courses with continuing education units for CDPR certifications
  • Jesse Sanchez honored as a White House Champion of Change for conservation tillage
  • Jeff Mitchell and Randy Southard contributed to a Sacramento Bee op-ed
  • Agriculture literacy week honored by Karen Ross
  • Former Kearney intern Leslie Roche became a CE specialist
  • Carrot research helps efforts to develop root-knot nematode resistant varieties
  • Sorghum research news
  • Kearney’s 50th Anniversary is celebrated
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KARE Newsletter February 2015 (324KB)

In this issue:

  • Kearney's new nematologist, Andreas Westphal
  • UC ANR's booths at the 2015 World Ag Expo
  • Girl Scouts enjoy being crop science investigators
  • Jeff Mitchell receives grant for high school ag sustainability classes
  • California Naturalist scholarships available
  • Students have fun exploring science, technology engineering and math careers
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KARE Newsletter November 2014 (328KB)

In this issue:

  • Kearney's new plant pathologist Florent Trouillas
  • Outreach to Parlier residents 
  • Lawrence (Larry) Schwankl receives a person of the year award
  • New IPM resources available for workers
  • New community educator, Roberta Barton
  • Water and nitrogen use efficiency in pomegranates
  • Pedestrian orchards highlighted in the local news
  • Grocery workers visit crops
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KARE Newsletter August 2014 (415KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • Conservation agriculture can benefit California
  • KARE helps develop a sorghum feedstock program in California
  • UC tests new mosquito death trap in Clovis
  • UC ANR outreaches to the public at Bravo Lake Botanical Garden’s Berry Day
  • Larry Schwankl retires after 28 years of service to UC Cooperative Extension
  • Napolitano presents UC initiative to state food and agriculture board
  • UC offers a publication on agritourism and nature tourism
  • Agritourism is an option in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Local residents learn more about how KARE helps them
  • No blues for California blueberries
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KARE Newsletter May 2014 (407KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • UC President Janet Napolitano and the President's Advisory Commission tour KARE
  • President Napolitano tours California agriculture
  • UC increases student and teacher awareness of nutrition, agricultural systems, and careers in agriculture
  • Be on the lookout for spotted wing drosophila
  • Smart sprayers are good for agriculture and the environment
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KARE Newsletter February 2014 (301KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • We are recruiting for an outreach and education Program Representative II at KARE
  • Free workshops at World Ag Expo part of UCCE’s centennial celebration
  • A video of the December 2013 soil health workshops is available
  • ‘Fuyu’ persimmons are sensitive to chilling injury
  • Central Valley Postharvest Newsletter archives and other resources are available on the web
  • Raisins are the focus of the 2014 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium
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KARE Newsletter November 2013 (288KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • KARE’s 2013 alfalfa and forage meeting provides diverse tools to Ag
  • Dr. Kris Tollerup, Cooperative Extension Advisor for IPM, joins KARE
  • KARE’s Jeff Mitchell provides an annual sustainable Ag event at West Side REC, which included local farm tours
  • Dry bean meeting at KARE shares crop management and marketing strategies
  • Cooperative extension specialist, nut and fruit crop pathology position available at KARE
  • KARE’s Grape Day highlights viticulture and enology research
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KARE Newsletter August 2013 (280KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • KARE sees recent retirements
  • KARE will get a new IPM advisor for nut, fruit and vine crops
  • Biennial UC Grape Day 2013 August 13 in Parlier
  • KARE completes new solar energy project
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KARE Newsletter May 2013 (385KB)

Inside this Issue

  • KARE participates in local Earth Day celebration
  • KARE and USDA collaborators visit Israel to learn more about the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer
  • UC helps increase student awareness of healthful food and where it comes from
  • KARE scientist visits Australia to share insights into disease control and food safety strategies for tree nut crops
  • Input about new Ag dean at UC Davis gathered at Kearney
  • The University of California helps celebrate Ag Day: the California Advantage
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KARE Newsletter February 2013 (384KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • Come join us at the World Ag Expo
  • Pistachio industry provides $1.5 million for new Kearney-based specialist
  • Pistachio producers support the power of research
  • Marshall Johnson named "Distinguished Scientist of the Year"
  • Glassy-winged sharpshooter and Pierce's disease are continuing threats to grape industry
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KARE Newsletter November 2012 (428KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • Proper pest control techniques protect pets
  • Almonds become California's second-most valuable commodity
  • Kearney featured in latest issue of CA&ES Outlook magazine
  • KQED reporter visits Kearney
  • California pomegranates bound for Korea
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KARE Newsletter August 2012 (307KB)

Inside this Issue

  • Three long-time academics among the Kearney retirees
  • Pistachio farmers enlist a beneficial fungus to battle aflatoxin
  • Vintner creates interesting new wines from research grapes
  • UC scientists wrestle with weed control in organic alfalfa
  • Six-part conservation agriculture documentary premieres Aug. 6
  • Former Kearney intern lauded for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation
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KARE Newsletter May 2012 (363KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • Kearney makes first appearance at the World Ag Expo
  • Kearney goes solar
  • Kearney IPM scientist receives two lifetime achievement awards
  • Solar tents help stop the spread of weeds at remote sites
  • Kearney teaches kids about food and farming
  • In Memoriam: F. Gordon Mitchell
  • In Memoriam: Fred Jensen
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KARE Newsletter February 2012 (358KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • Greater demand driving GIS program growth at Kearney
  • New "UC Fruit Report" launched
  • Composted green waste supports soil solarization
  • Dwarfing rootstocks developed at Kearney cut peach farming expenses
  • Pomegranates draw a crowd to Kearney
  • Balkans farmers show keen interest in postharvest science
  • In Memoriam: Kearney-based entomology specialist emeritus Richard "Dick" Rice passes away
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KARE Newsletter November 2011 (406KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • UC research will help table grape growers face the rainy season
  • Sorghum and alfalfa innovations featured at Kearney field day
  • Pomegranate meeting
  • UC researchers screen promising new winegrapes at Kearney
  • Kearney scientist receives Distinguished Service Award
  • Jeff Dahlberg recognized for contributions to sorghum industry
  • Late season blueberry field day features rabbiteye varieties
  • In Memoriam: Beloved extension educator Peter Christensen passes away
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KARE Newsletter August 2011 (282KB)

Inside this Issue:

  • Kearney Grape Day
  • GEM avocado
  • Country-Western singer Michael Peterson visits Kearney
  • Partners in Agricultural Leadership
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