Agriculture and Natural Resources
The dairy program serves producers and allied industry by conducting research activities to guide on– farm management decisions. Information about management practices for all types of dairies is available and programmatic activities are driven by clientele needs.
The orchards program serves pest control advisers (PCAs) and growers who farm walnuts, almonds, olives, prunes, and other tree crops.
We provide research based information and advice on all aspects of orchard production, from pre-plant to orchard removal, and everything in-between.
Field crops are a big part of the agricultural base of Glenn County, such as this safflower in bloom. Some crops, such as alfalfa hay and sorghum, are grown as feed for the dairy and livestock industry, while cotton and rice are grown for commercial purposes.
The livestock and natural resources program conducts research and educational support in the areas of range improvement, weed control, feeding and supplementation strategies, grazing and irrigated pasture management. Current and future projects work to keep production agriculture and natural resources healthy and sustainable.
Many of the applied research and educational activities are conducted in collaboration with other UCCE farm advisors, campus-based extension specialists and faculty, as well as with local stakeholders such as the agricultural industry, water districts, resource conservation districts, county government, and the California Department of Water Resources, Northern District.
Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere–in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas.