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Imperial County's Employee of the Month
Cooperative Extension's Nannette Kniffin was chosen as Imperial County's Employee of the Month for February 2017. She was recognized by the Board of Supervisors at it's March 28 meeting. Nannette is an Office Assistant III and has worked for the County for almost three years. In nominating her, her supervisor said, "She is positive and always willing to take on any assignment asked of her. Nannette is a perfectionist who prides herself in getting the job done right the first time, all the time". She also took it upon herself to tackle a very difficult project; upgrading our field and vegetable crops guidelines. She has come up against multiple challenges, yet she continues to push forward and has made substantial progress towards their completion. It wasn't her job to do and it would have been very easy for her to give up but she has persevered. Congratulations to Nannette on this much deserved honor.
On The Spot Award
UC ANR Lab Assistant Levi Duran was awarded ANR's On-the-Spot Award during the office's staff conference March 20, 2017. Levi has worked part time for Cooperative Extension for the past couple of years while attending classes at Imperial Valley College. His supervisor and County Director, Oli Bachie chose him because he's a person that works very well with others, accomplishes everything that is assigned to him and he does it in a way that exceeds expectations. "He always does more than is asked of him and is very conscientious, accurate and reliable," said Bachie. Congratulations Levi and keep up the good work!
Desert Research and Education Center
Watch this short but very informative video about DREC.
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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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2013 VEGETABLE CROP & FIELD CROP GUIDELINES
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UC Food Blog
Posted 5/11/2017 - Did you know that a banana tree is not really a tree? It's a giant perennial bulb that grows to maturity in less than a year, producing one flower that becomes one huge bunch of bananas. I learned this fact last month from banana growers while visiting...
Rainbow of potential alternative pomegranate varieties
Posted 4/26/2017 - Almost all pomegranates grown in the United States are one variety: Wonderful. John Chater, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside, wants to change that. He would like to broaden the varieties of pomegranates available so that...
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