Nutrition Educator on the Tahoe Today Show
Don't miss South Lake Tahoe's UCCE Nutrition Educator,
Kathy Martinez, on the Tahoe Today Show. Learn more about the UCCE
Nutrition Program Thursday, April 4th at 8am. Check your local
Jack Kelly Clark, courtesy UC IPM
brings a lot of people into our office with questions about plants
and insects. And we get many inquiries about bee swarms. Bees begin
migrating and may end up swarming into a tree or building on your
property. These swarms are normally gentle and should move on, but if
they don't you can contact a beekeeper to come and collect them. See Spring bee swarms
are no cause for alarm for details about how to handle these
mother was right when she told you breakfast is the most important
meal of the day! Breakfast gives you energy to start the day. Get the
morning nutrition you need with these quick breakfast ideas. (continue reading...)
1st Annual "Tack-a-Holic" Tack swap fundraiser
Home Arts Day Exposition
Home Arts Exposition
Home Arts Day Exposition
Up /Chili Cook-Off
Home Arts Day Exposition
Classes Offered by
Gardening Classes offered by Master Gardeners
Landscaping with Native & Drought Tolerant Plants; and Converting
Lawns to Gardens
Spring Plant Sale
Propagation by Seed; and Top 20 Perennials for the Foothills
Organic Gardening Part I
Organic Gardening Part II
Landscaping with Trees and Shrubs
Spring Plant Sale
Care, Rock Garden Care, and Tufa Toad Abodes Demo
you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our
educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502.
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) wants to keep
you informed about what's happening! We host many workshops
throughout the year, including free Master Gardener and Master Food
Preserver classes open to the public. You will also find up-to-date
4-H news. Please read on for more information!
4-H Chili Cook-Off: Come join the fun!
California 4-H celebrates 100 years!
El Dorado County 4-H Youth Development Program will
celebrate its centennial year in California by hosting an amazing
community event & chili cook-off!
Chili Cook-Off 2012 Pigeon release
Chili Cook-Off will be May 11, 2013 from 10 a.m.-3
p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This is our one and only
county-wide fundraiser for 4-H. 100% of funds raised from this
event will remain in El Dorado County and are used for 4-H
projects, volunteer training, outreach and scholarships. The event
will be a fun and engaging community day showcasing the unique
heritage. We anticipate over 1500 attendees. There will be
activities for families, live music, games, rocketry and other
project demonstrations, a craft fair as well as Chili Cook-Off,
Tri-tip from Bridge's BBQ, silent auction and cake auction!
Performing live will be El Dorado County's own Cynthia Rene as well
as local folk musician Greg Costa.
You can help propel El Dorado County 4-H into the
next 100 years! We need Chili Cooks to make the event more fun and
successful. We need event sponsors, volunteers, craft vendors and
silent auction item donations. If you can help in any of these
areas, please let us know. Chili tasting tickets are $5.00 each and
can be purchased at the UCCE office, Minuteman Press, Arnolds for
Awards or The Windfall. Please go to the El Dorado County 4-H
Chili Cook-Off webpage to learn more. Or, contact the El Dorado
County 4-H office at (530) 621-5503.
Herbicide Nozzle and Weed Control Demonstration
Field Day attendees gather to see nozzle spray
Foothill growers had an opportunity to see the
"weed badger" (in-row cultivator), the droplet size
produced by six different nozzles and to rate their effectiveness
at weed control compared to a an untreated control, at our field
day held March 22 at grape grower and vineyard manager Bill
Naylor's vineyard in Fair play. UCCE Weed Science Advisor Kurt
Hembree (Fresno County) joined UCCE Central Sierra Farm Advisor
Lynn Wunderlich to discuss nozzle performance at the Naylor
vineyard where a replicated trial of the nozzles using the contact
herbicide Rely was demonstrated. Wunderlich and Hembree stressed
the opportunity for growers to try herbicide nozzles that canreduce
drift in windy conditions while still giving similar weed control
as the standard flat fan XR nozzle typically used. "Growers in
the Valley love the AI (air induction) and TT (turbo teejet)
nozzles because they can spray pretty confidently even in slightly
windy conditions," Hembree said, "they know the product
is hitting the target and not drifting off-site."
Wunderlich added that "there is no need to be wedded to just
one nozzle anymore. These nozzles provide for drift reduction and
at least as good of control as standard flat fan nozzles. Especially
important when you want to make sure that a contact product like
Rely doesn't land on any green growing vine parts or your
neighbor's field, or a neighboring stream."
California Fire Science Webinars
Are you interested in conifer encroachment in
deciduous oak woodlands of the Pacific Northwest? Have you wondered
about oak recovery thresholds and how well overtopped oaks respond
to conifer removal treatments?
This presentation will address some of these
questions. Dr. Harrington will present results from a 10-year study
of Oregon white oak response to restoration release treatments, as
well as additional information about tree growth under different
restoration scenarios, providing important new understandings of
the issue and some exciting management implications.
Webinar: April 30, 2013 - 11:00 am
Protect the Value of Your Forest
California forests are no longer natural. Human
impacts have made them more prone to diseases, insects and
wildfire. Just like your home, your forested land needs to be
Managing your land can protect it from devastating risks and
threats, and can protect the value of your land. Start preserving
your legacy by setting up a forest management plan today.
Setting up a forest management plan is easy with the help of our
online e-learning site. We'll walk you through three basic steps to
setting up your plan, and we'll connect you with a professional
forester for more personalized assistance.
Once you've started your forest management plan online, come to one
of our in-person trainings for more advanced assistance. All
trainings are $25.00 per person and last from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
For more information go to the Forest Workshops
May 18, 2013 in Ukiah, California
May 29, 2013 in Redding, California
June 15, 2013 in Berkeley, California
June 22, 2013 in Auburn, California
and register on the Forest Plan Website.
Farm Day 2013 - El Dorado County
El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom (AITC) in
partnership with University of California Cooperative Extension -
Central Sierra, is pleased to announce that El Dorado County Farm
Day will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Placerville.
Every May, AITC hosts hundreds of third grade students at the
fairgrounds for an all-day interactive learning event. During this
fun educational field trip, students learn about agriculture in context
of local farms, ranches, and forests. All activities are designed
to meet California state standards for third grade curriculum. Farm
Day demonstrations and exhibits teach students something new about
where our food, fiber, and shelter comes from.
Do you know
a third grade teacher in El Dorado County that hasn't heard about
Farm Day and may want to attend? Fill out the online class
Riparian Ecology - Webinar
Recent regulatory proposals and research suggest that active management of riparian
ecosystems can yield benefits to water quality and associated
aquatic habitats. This webinar series
will explore the ecological and other functions of riparian
ecosystems, setting the stage for understanding how and where
active management can achieve desirable benefits.
Lake Tahoe Basin:
Invasive Weeds Identification Workshop
Tahoe Community College
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
- Learn about the biology and reproduction of
how to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive weeds.
experts will provide hands-on identification of thistles,
knapweeds, toadflax species and other terrestrial weeds of
concern in the Lake Tahoe Basin area.
Landowners and managers,
on-the-ground crews, trail/park staff, volunteers and the general
Get more details and
Native Plant Symposium: Sonora
Date: September 14, 2013
Yosemite through Merced and Tuolumne Canyons
UCCE Central Sierra Natural Resources Program and
Tuolumne County Master Gardeners are helping plan, organize, and
staff a native plant symposium, hosted by the California Native
Plant Society Sierra Foothills Chapter. Scheduled for
Saturday, September 14, at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora,
CA, the symposium, entitled Gardening with Natives: Creating
Natural Landscapes will feature keynote speaker Judith Larner
Lowry. Founder of Larner Seeds, Judith Lowry is also the author of
"The Landscape Ideas of Jays" and "Gardening with a
Wild Heart." Additional speakers include Helen Popper, author
of "California Native Gardening: A Month by Month Guide,"
Julie Serences of the Sacramento Audubon Society, and Mary
Anderson, local native plant expert. Registration will open in June
and includes lunch. More details coming soon.
Thank you for your continued interest in the UC
Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's news, workshops, and events.
University of California
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policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action
Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural
Resources, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0495.