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The Central Sierra Cooperative Extension serves Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties.
Lighter crop of wine grapes blamed on drought
Posted 8/29/2014 - Wine grape growers are expecting a lighter than normal crop in 2014 due to the drought, reported Jeremy Thomas in the Contra Costa Times. "The drought is impacting everybody," said Kevin Zollinger, a Livermore vintner. "Everybody's cutting back. Are our...
143-year-old Washington navel mother tree gets special care
Posted 8/29/2014 - The mother of millions of navel orange trees around the world, a 143-year-old Washington navel orange tree in Riverside, is carefully protected by UC scientists and the Riverside parks department, reported Suzanne Hurt in the Riverside...