Serving Fresno County
The UC Cooperative Extension office will be closed for the holidays on November 28 & 29 and again on December 23 - January 1, 2014.
We will re-open on January 2, 2014.
UC Cooperative Extension has moved!
Our new location is: UC Center
550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 210-B
(Across from Fashion Fair Mall, just east of Men’s Wearhouse)
We look forward to hosting you for an open house once we are settled in the new offices.
Our Commitment to You
Spray Demonstration Table Services as a Training Tool
Kurt Hembree helps train growers, pest consultants, and applicators on the importance of spray nozzle selection, spray drift, and weed control. Using the correct nozzles to ensure herbicides are applied to the weeds and not other sensitive plants and injuring them is important. Recently developed nozzles have helped to reduce spray drift by 75% to 98%. Using a spray demonstration table as a training aide, growers can visually see how spray droplet size, spray pattern, and potential to reduce spray drift differs between nozzles. Individuals can then make educated decisions when it comes to nozzle selection and the effect on spray drift and weed control. In the end, this prevents herbicide waste and saves growers time and money. A major benefit to using the demonstration table as a teaching tool is it eliminates the need for a large tractor, ATV, or other boom sprayer. More than 450 individuals were trained at four locations in Fresno County and another 800 people benefitted from this training method throughout the southern San Joaquin Valley.
In the News
"Hey, What Are You Eating?”
In the small San Joaquin Valley agricultural town of Selma, approximately 17% of families live below the federal poverty line. Selma is located in Fresno County, where 36% of youth ages 12 to 17 are overweight or obese.
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We Deliver the Future!
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a statewide network of campus based Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists located on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses working collaboratively with county-based Cooperative Extension advisors located in 50 county offices throughout the state.