Ken Tate: 2015 Recipient of James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award

by John Stumbos Reprinted from CA&ES Currents August 2015 UC Cooperative Extension specialist and faculty member Kenneth Tate is the 2015 recipient of the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award. The UC Davis award recognizes a distinguished career of achievement by an Academic Federation member. A secondary but important consideration is voluntary service to the…

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Newly Updated Drought Tips Available for Farmers

[In the fourth year of California drought, strategies for managing many crops are available from UC ANR.] by Jeannette Warnert, jewarnert@ucanr.edu UC ANR August 25, 2015 Drought strategies for managing alfalfa and many other crops are available free from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. As California endures a fourth year of drought and ever-tightening water supplies, water-management strategies…

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Warm Winters Can Help Wildfire Recovery, As Long As There’s Enough Rain

[Ecosystems of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region bounce back from wildfires much more quickly in warmer winter weather.] by Kat Kerlin, UC Davis July 6, 2015 Reprinted from UC Davis Egghead Blog, by Andy Fell Using more than a decade’s worth of daily satellite images, researchers have determined ecosystems of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region…

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