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40 hours, 500 miles and 4 students: Summer Interns 2017!

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UCDREC/FARM SMART collaborated with the United States Department of Agriculture - USDA to host the 2017 USDA Food and AgScience Summer Program. Out of 22 applications, 4 high school students were selected to participate in the 40-hour program. This was...

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:22 AM
  • Author: Stephanie Collins
  • Author: Stacey Wills
  • Author: Jairo Diaz

Using Engineered Biocarbon to Improve Soil Health and Water Usage in Ag Arid Regions

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University of California, Riverside researchers are testing soil amendments (biochar) to improve soil health and crop water usage in arid and hot ecosystems. This study will determine if various formulations of biocarbon can improve the agricultural...

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:07 AM
  • Author: Jairo Diaz
  • Contact: milt.mcgiffen@ucr.edu

Campers Engage in 5-Day Youth Led Sustainability Program

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          Imperial Valley youth aged 9-12 assembled at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center once again for the third annual Sustainable You! camp. Sustainable You! is a youth-led education enrichment...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:09 PM

DREC & FCDC - A long term partnership

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The Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC), Alberta Department of Agriculture and the Univerity of California Desert Research and Extension has been very fortunate to be able to work together for well over 30 years, dating back to the early...

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Saying farewell after 37 years

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After 37 years of service to the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center, Fernando Miramontes bid farewell as he celebrated his retirement.  Family, friends, and coworkers came together on March 30, 2017 to...

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:40 AM

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