Serving Madera County
Welcome Phoebe Gordon the new Madera/Merced Orchard Crops Advisor!
I'm happy to join the University of California Cooperative Extension as an orchard systems advisor in Madera County, where I will be covering all tree crops, along with covering stone fruit and figs in Merced. I earned my undergraduate degree in plant biology from University of California, Davis and my doctorate in horticulture and crop science from Ohio State University. I researched ornamental shade tree production and
After I graduated, I worked as the agronomist at the Modesto office of A&L Western Agricultural Laboratories, shifting my focus from plant production to soils and plant nutrition. While there, I had the chance to interact and work with growers and consultants throughout the state of California.
As a native Californian, I'm excited to be able to share my knowledge with growers to improve orchard production and sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond. My extension and research efforts may include water quality, soil salinity, plant nutrition, and pests and diseases.
Please feel free to contact me to introduce yourself and let me know if there are any issues that you believe need to be addressed by my research and extension program. (559) 675-7879.
The UC Cooperative Extension Office Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Closed 1:00-2:00pm for lunch. Occasionally, there will be brief office closures for off-site meetings and events. Please leave a brief reason for visiting on the sign-in sheet at the window during those visits.
Shannon Mueller, Ph.D., County Director Agronomic Crops Farm Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7211 or (559) 241-7515 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Jordan, Viticulture Farm Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7205 email@example.com
Janet Cangemi, Master Gardener Coordinator (559) 675-7879, Ext. 7212 firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Hill, 4-H Advisor (559) 675-7204 email@example.com
Laurie Fringer, 4-H Program Representative (559) 675-7879, Ext. 7202 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Stoddard, Vegetable Crops & Limited Resource Farms Advisor (209) 385-7403 email@example.com
Rebecca Ozeran., Livestock & Natural Resources Farm Advisor (209) 675-7879, Ext. 7211 firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologize for any inconveniences that may arise.
Madera County Programs
Organizes, administers, directs and coordinates youth programs in cooperation with Madera County 4-H adult volunteer leaders. Programs are designed to meet the needs and interest of youth 9 to 19 years of age. Focus is on responsibility and leadership development.
Provides extension education and research programs in alfalfa, cereal grains and corn. Provides weed identification and programs for efficient weed control.
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Dairy productivity and product quality, as well as complex issues of animal health and welfare, waste management, and water quality.
Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.
Their mission is to extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape to the residents of Madera County.
Practical advice and problem solving for fruit and nut producers.
Provides educational information to vegetable crop producers in Madera County. Conducts research programs in tomatoes, melons, garlic and other vegetables. Serves Madera and Merced Counties.
Disseminates research based information from University, industry and private research to growers, processors and packers of grapes and grape products. Provides diagnosis of permanent crop plant diseases.
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