Greetings from Imperial County!
Dr. Khaled M. Bali presented with plaque
Supervisor Raymond Castillo presents County Director Dr. Khaled M. Bali with a plaque of appreciation for his 24 years of service to Imperial County. Bali, an Irrigation & Water Management advisor, leaves Imperial County to take a similar position at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Parlier, CA. Agronomy advisor Dr. Oli Bachie has been named interim County Director until a permanent replacement for Bali can be found.
Former Imperial County director, Dr. Khaled Bali presents office Supervisor Trish Burich-McNeece and office technician Andrea Estrada with the University of California's Agricultural & Natural Resources On-the-Spot Award. These awards are given to employees who go above and beyond their responsibilities in their assigned positions.
Area Low Desert Weed Science Advisor
Attached is a notice for Low Desert Weed Science Advisor
This position is headquartered in Holtville, CA but serves both Imperial County and Riverside County.
All qualifications can be found on the notice and related links.
Desert Research and Education Center
Watch this short but very informative video about DREC.
CHECK OUT OUR "LINKS" PAGE!!!!! WE HAVE ADDED A LOT.
Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series
The latest research-based advice on weathering a drought is now available free online. The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is working to help farmers cope with the unwelcome outcome of historically low rainfall the last three years. UC scientists, with support from the California Department of Water Resources, have recorded video presentations on high-priority drought webpages.
Each presentation is about one half hour in length and are available at the link below:
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is knows about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at UC ANR drought website. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
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Current Newspaper Articles
Imperial Valley onion farmers report improved crop - Credit given to the California Farm Bureau Federation
Khaled M. Bali's Article in the February 2015 edition. This is used with permission from
Vegetables West Magazine.
Vegetable Crops Planting & Harvesting Calendar
THEY'RE STILL AVAILABLE!
2013 VEGETABLE CROP & FIELD CROP GUIDELINES
are still available for purchase. Cost is $25.00 and includes a hard copy, a USB or CD, and shipping (if applicable). Stop by today to get your copy!
UC Food Blog
NPI applauds Smart Snacks for schoolchildren
Posted 7/26/2016 - With an eye on reducing childhood obesity and improving overall health for children, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the final rule for snacks at schools. The rule made final on July 21 includes requiring snacks served at school to...
How to make something sweet even sweeter
Posted 7/20/2016 - Honey, they say, is the "soul of a field of flowers." It's more than that if you're a beekeeper. It's your pride and joy. Whether beekeeping is your livelihood, your leisure activity, or something you do to help the declining bee population, that...
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