Communication Services & Information Technology
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Communication Services & Information Technology


News and Information Outreach staff coordinate several blogs:

ANR News Blog
A blog that relates coverage of UC ANR in the news media.

ANR Food Blog
A collaborative blog involving some 30 ANR writers about all things related to the creation and consumption of food.

ANR blog de alimentos
The ANR Food Blog is adapted into Spanish by the News and Information Outreach in Spanish staff.

ANR Green Blog
A new blog for which writers are now being recruited. The blog will cover natural resources, pest management, conservation tillage, exotic pests, climate change and efforts being made to understand and protect the California environment. (To become a Green Blog writer, please e-mail

ANR Update
An internal blog providing up-to-date information about administrative issues of interest to ANR staff and academics.

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Red imported fire ants may be challenging to eradicate, but they can be controlled

In California, RIFA mounds frequently resemble gopher mounds because they consist of a circular upwelling of loose soil.

As winter turns into spring, Southern California residents who live in areas where the red imported fire ant has taken hold will want to keep a close eye out for colonies establishing themselves in lawns, parks, schools and golf courses. Red imported...

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:34 AM

Small-scale growers meet virtually to discuss organic agriculture

Lavender grower Carol Hamre spoke about her trials and successes regarding vertebrate pest control and drip irrigation.

Over 150 current and prospective organic growers gleaned practical information shared by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources experts at the “Introduction to Small-Scale Organic Agriculture” workshop held virtually on Dec. 15, 2020. While...

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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