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Celebrating with Farm Bureau as they begin their Centennial year by receiving a proclamation from the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

 

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Welcome Mandeep Virk-Baker to UCCE!

Dr. Mandeep Virk Baker is the Area Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences advisor for Fresno and Madera Counties. She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She also received her MPH degree and a Global Health Graduate Certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013.  

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She received her Registered Dietitian certification from the Commission on Dietetic Registration in 2014. Prior joining UCCE, Dr. Virk-Baker completed a post-doctoral Cancer Prevention  training at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health. At NCI, Dr. Virk-Baker’s research was focused in the areas of dietary carcinogens, tobacco, nutrition, and global health. Dr. Virk-Baker has expertise in basic lab science, epidemiology, community nutrition, public health & policy.

She is excited to join our Fresno team and is looking forward to building collaborations for extension and research in Fresno and Madera. She is passionate about utilizing her scientific skills for improving health and wellbeing of our local communities.

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Guidelines To Conserve Water Provies Profitable

Guidelines To Conserve Water Provies Profitable

Guidelines to Conserve Water Prove Profitable

Pima cotton is valued around the world for producing the finest cotton fabric. Over 90% of the US pima cotton crop is grown in the San Joaquin Valley. Dan Munk and colleagues have developed guidelines to conserve water supplies allowing growers to better manage water and apply deficit irrigation strategies, including:

* Improvements in irrigation timing
* Irrigation system enhancements
* Reducing water for early irrigation events.

When the cotton crops are stressed during development, there is less chance of yield reduction created by water issues. Irrigation management guidelines are a proven tool to assist growers in remaining profitable during a severe drought.

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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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