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San Benito County

Cooperative Extension 
3228 Southside Road

Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-5346
Fax: (831) 637-7111 

Office Hours

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm


Additional hours by appointment


Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty

Livestock & Range Blog

  • Target Grazing Meeting & Sheep/Goat Workshop

    Added April 12, 2017
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    Here's some info about two great upcoming workshops: Targeted/Prescribed (Rotational / Deferral) Livestock Grazing for Meeting Conservation Goals Thursday, April 20, 20179:00 AM - 4:30 PMCalPoly Beef CenterCost: $30, includes lunch This is the...

  • Impact of Controlling Yellow Starthistle on Watershed Runoff and Groundwater Levels

    Added February 27, 2017
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    Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) (YST) is the most pervasive invasive and noxious weed in California. Previous work showed that YST uses substantially more water than forage annual grasses it typically displaces. Soil moisture was 20% higher...

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