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Maintaining and Improving Rural Roads - December 6 in Paso Robles

Maintaining and Improving Rural Roads When: December 6,  9:30 am - 1:00 pm Where: J. Lohr Wine Center,  6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles Registration is Free, sign up today by clicking here   Workshop Objectives: Provide landowners...

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Rancher Seminar, December 7

Cattle grazing to reduce weeds.

The San Benito County Weed Management Area is holding its 16th Annual Continuing Education Seminar for Ranchers on Thursday, December 7 from 7:30 am to 11:35 am at the Hollister Veterans Memorial building.  The event is free! Come learn about...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Fighting Foxtail in a Small Pasture

Foxtail (Hordeum murinum) is a pest plant that can dominate pastures on the Central Coast. It's not particularly good forage for livestock and the seed heads often get stuck in eyes, ears, and noses of livestock and pets. This annual grass is difficult...

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Selected Yellow Starthistle Treatment Options

Blooming stages

Temperatures are starting to cool down a bit, a nice reprieve from the consistently hot summer we've been having.  Maybe we'll get some rain in the next three or four weeks and get some good germination.  Hopefully, we won't get too much yellow...

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:55 PM

Update on Foothill Abortion and the Vaccine

Pajaroella tick

Dr. Jeff Stott, UC Cooperative Extension Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at UC Davis, recently gave a talk on foothill abortion at a producer meeting in San Luis Obispo County. Click this link to see his PowerPoint presentation:...

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM

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