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UCCE welcomes new Nut Crop Advisor to the Fresno County team!

Mae Culumber is the new UC Cooperative Extension Advisor for Nut Crops in Fresno County beginning July, 2016. As Nut Crop Advisor, Mae’s program will consist of locally-based extension, education and applied research efforts to address production issues encountered by almond, pistachio, and walnut growers in the area. The UC Cooperative Extension Nut Crops research and extension programs for Fresno and Madera Counties will focus primarily on:

  • Dissemination of information related to orchard planting and establishment 
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Disease management
  • Variety and rootstock trials
  • Research on irrigation scheduling
  • Managing proper nutrition and fertilization program
  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling of nut crops

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New Environmental Horticulture Advisor Maggie Reiter!

UC Cooperative Extension is excited to welcome Maggie Reiter to the UCCE team!  Please take some time read a little more about Maggie.

I am Maggie Reiter, a new UC Cooperative Extension Advisor for Environmental Horticulture. I cover Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties. I have an undergraduate degree in Horticulture and a Master’s degree in Applied Plant Science, both from the University of Minnesota. My studies were focused on turfgrass science and my thesis evaluated low-input fine fescue species for golf course fairways. My relationships with University of Minnesota extension agents were tremendously influential and encouraged me to pursue this role in central California.  

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I look forward to building a research and extension program that will meet local and statewide needs. Although horticultural industries in the Valley are extremely diverse, a central issue is water. With water conservation in mind, I plan to extend established, research-based information on plant selection and best management practices. My research goals will build on the work of my predecessors and continue to explore degraded water applications, reduce nutrient and pesticide overuse, and implement multifunctional landscapes. I am also interested in enhancing urban green space, improving public health, and policy related to these fields.

These objectives are certainly not calcified, and priorities will be revised with changing demands, new challenges, and input from stakeholders. Let me know if you need anything. I can be contacted at my email and office address 500 E Shaw Ave, Suite 210-B, Fresno, CA 93710.

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For Best Results, Kids and Parents Both Need Nutrition Education

For Best Results, Kids and Parents Both Need Nutrition Education

For Best Results, Kids and Parents Both Need Nutrition Education

UC Cooperative Extension has found a health and fitness formula that works. Combining fun exercise and nutrition classes for kids with special sessions for parents melts away pounds and inches. The concept was proven successful at a day camp offered by the City of Fresno Parks and Recreation and Fresno County UC Cooperative Extension this summer. About 90 overweight or obese children were recruited to participate in the six-week program at Ted C. Wills Community Center and Holmes Playground. Their parents attended two mandatory evening meetings a week.

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Chairman Poochigian Sponsors Resolution Proclaiming “4-H Club Week” in Fresno County

On Tuesday, September 1st Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chairman Debbie Poochigian sponsored an agenda item proclaiming September 13 through 19, 2015 as “4-H Club Week” in Fresno County.

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The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a statewide network of campus based Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists located on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses working collaboratively with county-based Cooperative Extension advisors located in 50 county offices throughout the state.



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