Kari Arnold joined UCCE as an area orchard and vineyard systems advisor in Stanislaus County on Nov. 1, 2017.
Prior to joining UCCE, Arnold was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis, where she participated in a statewide extension and outreach program involving viruses in grapevines and the certification program, collaborated with county viticulture advisors and industry leaders to facilitate grower workgroups for regional management of grapevine viruses, and provided presentations at grower meetings.
As a graduate student researcher from 2011 to October 2016, Arnold participated in individual grower meetings and surveys, facilitated and collaborated with a grower workgroup for areawide disease management in Napa vineyards, and conducted statistical characterization of spatial and temporal patterns of insect-vectored plant viruses. From 2009 to 2011, Arnold also worked as a staff research associate and nursery technician for Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis, where she provided employee training; worked on team oriented projects; provided tours, conducted virus indexing, and collected and analyzed data.
Arnold completed an M.S. and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from UC Davis and a B.S. in horticulture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
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|Register Now for 2021 Virtual Lodi Grape Day - February 2! (updated links inside)|| |
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|Stanislaus Green Team Virtual Meeting Announcement|| |
Please join Stanislaus Green Team on Zoom with guest speaker Anthony Presto, Air Quality Education Representative of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, January 21, 2021 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
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|Spotted-Wing Drosophila Webinar|| |
Join the Sustainable SWD Management Team December 8 at 12pm EST
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We will highlight what we’ve learned about spotted-wing drosophila populations, crop risk, pesticide efficacy, biological control, cultural & behavioral controls, and how to use this information to improve management.
|Smoke Impact on Grapes|| |
Good afternoon all:
Please see link for information about smoke impact on grape crops.
|USDA Flyers concerning COVID-19|| |
Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Options to apply are available on https://www.farmers.gov/cfap and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has launched a call center to help answer questions. FSA staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications.
We need your help. We want to ensure producers are aware of available online tools and the call center, as well as how FSA is working virtually with producers to complete applications. This toolkit is meant for producers and agricultural organizations to use to share information in their networks. This toolkit includes:
The deadline is September 11, 2020.