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The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is your bridge between local issues and the research expertise of the University of California.
The Central Sierra Cooperative Extension serves Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties.
Drought talk draws ranchers, researchers and climatologists
Posted 11/26/2014 - California's severe drought is entering a fourth year. With that, scientists met with ranchers to give background and gain feedback on a key climate indicator: the U.S. Drought Monitor. The November 7 workshop held at the University of...
Growing wine grapes without irrigation possible for some, not all
Posted 11/25/2014 - California's ongoing drought is raising the interest of wine grape growers in dryland farming, reported David Pierson in the LA Times. Pierson interviewed Napa Valley growers who are already dry farming their vineyards. While it may be feasible to rely...