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New peer-reviewed 4-H curricula increases youth knowledge of sustainable polymers and civic engagement
Multi-state youth education pilot results in 85% of 4-H participants improving their understanding of recycling and intention to help others recycle more, increasing civic engagement and contributing to UC ANR's public value of developing a qualified...
Growers refine irrigation management in Southern California with UC ANR research, contributing to improved water-use efficiency and water supply security
UC ANR research helps Southern California farmers conserve water by an average of 15% and encourages others to make region-specific crop management and irrigation decisions, contributing to UC ANR's public value of protecting California's natural...
UC ANR research on drip irrigation shows potential to reduce downy mildew incidence while improving water quality and resource-use efficiency, contributing to increased water-use efficiency and improved food safety. The Issue Spinach is a leafy...
The 4-H Latino Initiative achieves positive youth outcomes and advances practices on culturally relevant programming, contributing to UC ANR's public value of developing an inclusive and equitable society. The Issue Over 39% of Californians...
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AuthorBy Claudia P. Diaz Carrasco
Author - 4-H Youth Development AdvisorBy Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Author - Statewide 4-H DirectorBy John Borba
Author - 4-H Youth Development AdvisorBy Russell D. Hill
Author - Associate 4-H Youth Development AdvisorBy Katherine E Soule
Author - Assistant Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension; Director of Cooperative Extension, SLO & SB Counties; & Youth, Families & Communities AdvisorBy Liliana Vega
Author - 4-H Youth Development AdvisorBy Maria de la Fuente
Author - County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz CountiesBy Esther Rodriguez
Author - Community Education Specialist IIBy Jose A Campos
Author - 4-H Community Education Specialist 2By Diego A. Mariscal
Author - 4-H Program Coordinator
Agricultural clientele utilize Extension information to inform irrigation management decisions, potentially improving water use efficiency and protecting California's water resources. The Issue For farmers to grow high-yielding and good quality crops...
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In the United States, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications each year. To prevent the seasonal and H1N1 flu, the Centers for Disease Control recommends getting a flu vaccine and practicing everyday preventive actions, such as frequent handwashing. Handwashing is easy and the most important step to help prevent the spread of the flu. Yet research indicates that many adults and students do not practice frequent or proper handwashing. In fact, 1 out of 5 people do not wash their hands after using the restroom (American Society of Microbiology, 2005).
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