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Joy Hollingsworth, UCCE Table Grape Advisor for Tulare and Kings Counties
Joy Hollingsworth is the new Table Grape Farm Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension serving Tulare and Kings Counties. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in Plant Science from California State University, Fresno. Most recently, Hollingsworth spent three years serving as the UCCE Nutrient Management/Soil Quality Advisor for Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties. In that position she worked on research and extension projects in a variety of agricultural systems, including work on dairy manure, cover crops, and biostimulants in raisin grapes. Prior to that, Hollingsworth spent six years working as a research associate for the University of California on agronomic cropping systems, including sugar beets, canola, and sorghum. Her wide agricultural background will help in this new role and she looks forward to working with growers, consultants, allied industry, and government agencies to help them address challenges facing viticulture in the San Joaquin Valley.
About the Tulare County
Cooperative Extension Viticulture Program
The Tulare County farm advisor works with industry and University of California researchers to develop sustainable grape production practices for the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The research program is focused on table, raisin and wine grape production, disease management, soil and water quality, irrigation and postharvest fruit quality.
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Helpful Resources and Information
IPM - Integrated Pest Management
Resources for Home Vineyards
If you have any questions about growing grapevines as a hobby or in your backyard, contact:
• Foundation Plant Services - UC Davis
• Kern County Cooperative Extension - Viticulture
• California Table Grape Commission
• Sun-Maid Growers of California