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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 44

Water and Resource Efficient Plant Propagation

John Kabashima

pp: 261-262

Cooperative extension is part of the University of California's (UC) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR). DANR is the only statewide division within the UC system. DANR was started in the late 1800s to help farmers use science-based data to improve their farming practices. As urban areas developed in the state, environmental horticulturists have joined farm advisors to work with the horticulture and landscape industry.

Cooperative Extension (CE) acts as a conduit for information from DANR to their clientele and from the clientele to the DANR. CE advisors often try to interest basic researchers in DANR to conduct research which would be applicable to the industry. CE advisors also take basic research results and try to apply that information and seek adoption of new information and techniques by industry to improve their professionalism and their productivity. An analogy would be to look at DANR as a big old tree. We have all this information stored in our roots and

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