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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How the Mechanical Tomato Harvester Prompted the Food Movement

[UC Davis alumna Ildi Carlisle-Cummins writes about the evolution of California’s food movement.] From Ketchup to California Cuisine: How the Mechanical Tomato Harvester Prompted Today’s Food Movement by Ildi Carlisle-Cummins July 15, 2015 reprinted from Civil Eats (with permission) When you think of California cuisine, do you imagine baby lettuces doused in olive oil, and…

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New Center: Tools, Equipment, and Crops for Smallholder Farms in Developing Countries

[A new outdoor center, part of the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis, demonstrates tools used to help smallholder farmers in developing countries. There are African and Asian vegetables in raised beds, a solar-powered coldroom, a brick cooler, some solar dryers, and more.] Outdoor Center Displays Tools, Equipment, and Crops for Smallholder Farmers in Developing…

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