UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
2017 Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hart Memorial Park
The Annual UC Cooperative Extension and CPRAB Variety Trial Field Day is an opportunity to see tubers of potentially new varieties, how they performed this year, and how they performed compared to standard varieties. Entries include varieties from numerous USDA, state, and private breeding programs. This year’s entries include Russets, chippers, reds, and yellows, and specialty types.
LOCATION: The Potato Field Day will be held in the shade near the bank of the Kern River at HART PARK. It will be located on the east end of the park in Section 2, just off Alfred Harrell Highway. Please see map on back for directions to Hart Park. Snacks and refreshments will be available.
Kern County is located in the southern Central Valley of the state of California. Established in 1866, it extends east beyond the southern slope of the eastern Sierra Nevada range into the Mojave Desert, and includes parts of the Indian Wells Valley, and the Antelope Valley. From the Sierras the county extends across the floor of the San Joaquin Valley to the eastern edge of the Temblor Range, part of the Coastal Ranges. To the south the county extends over the ridge of the Tehachapi Mountains. According to the 2009 census, its population was 807,407. The county seat is Bakersfield (since 1874) with the original county seat being the former mining town of Havilah in the mountains between Bakersfield and Tehachapi.
The county has a large agricultural base and is a significant producer of oil, natural gas, hydro-electric power, wind turbine power, and geothermal power. As of 2009[update], Kern remains California's top oil-producing county, with 81% of the state's 52,144 active oil wells. The county accounts for one-tenth of overall U.S. oil production, and three of the five largest U.S. oil fields are in Kern County. Kern is also noted for its mineral wealth, including gold, borate, and kernite. The largest open pit mine in California, which mines borax, is at Boron in Kern County.
Cooperative Extension is the informal off-campus educational arm of the University of California. It is a part of the Land-Grant College System, that since 1914, has provided the citizens of California and Kern County with the following programs to improve their quality of living.
4-H Youth Development
Saving Water in Turf and the Landscape: A Seminar Series
The two seminars held in June were very well received and had great attendance. We plan to offer more sessions in the near future, so check back for specific dates.
The seminar topics were:
Strategies for saving water in turfgrass
Landscape water conservation.
Register at: Online registration will be available for future seminar dates.
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is known about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at the UC ANR drought website, which is located at: http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
All donations will be used exclusively for the delivery of Cooperative Extension programs in Kern County, including 4-H Youth Development, Food and Nutrition Education, and agricultural research.
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Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 868-6200
Fax: (661) 868-6208
Dr. Brian Marsh