4-H members visit board of supervisors
"We are very aware of how important 4-H is to our communities," supervisor Steve Soeth said. "You always put on a nice 4-H night for us to come see."
Deanna Rogers, Glenn County 4-H program representative, said there are 459 4-H members in the county affiliated with 10 clubs. Seven of the clubs participated in 4-H week by putting up displays at businesses and schools in Willows and Orland. The displays included information on 4-H history and projects.
SJV cotton harvest under way
Harry Cline, Western Farm Press
Cotton, like most California crops, has been roughly two weeks late through the season, but nice weather in August and September helped it get back on track.
“I think the cotton crop in the northern part of the valley has caught up,” remarked Bill Weir, UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor emeritus.
Entomological Foundation announces 2011 awardees
The Entomological Foundation announced the recipients of its 2011 awards yesterday, which will be presented at an awards luau reception Nov. 14 in Reno, Nev. The winner of the award for excellence in integrated pest management is UC Riverside entomology professor Joseph Morse.
Morse's research focuses on arthropod pests of citrus and avocados in California, dealing in particular with the integration of chemical and biological methods of pest management, invasive species research, proactive pesticide resistance management, and postharvest disinfestation of fruit, the news release said.
Two UC Davis scientists were among the Entomological Society of America's Insect Science award recipients. Michael Parrella, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology. Walter Leal, a professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, received the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology.