To our readers
Editorial work gets the gold
California Agriculture is pleased to announce that Executive Editor Janet White and Managing Editor Janet Byron won a Gold Award for Editing from the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE), for their work on “When crop transgenes wander in California, should we worry?” by Norman C. Ellstrand, Professor of Genetics, UC Riverside. The article was published in the July-September 2006 issue.
ANR Communication Services won two ACE awards for Weeds of California and Other Western States (Vols. 1 and 2), by Joseph DiTomaso and Evelyn Healy: the Gold Award for Technical Publications, and the Outstanding Professional Skill award for Publishing (among all ACE Publishing award winners). CS staff who produced the book were Stephen Barnett, publications project manager; Jack Kelly Clark, principal photographer; Evett Kilmartin, media librarian; Steve Lock, senior photographer; Ray Lucas, senior producer/director; Celeste Aida Marquiss, art director; Michael Poe, media services manager; Ann Senuta, publications production manager; and Bob Sams, CS unit director.
The CS staffers received their awards at the ACE annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 18.
Yosemite article still educates
Thank you for locating May-June 1999 editions with the article “Past forest management promoted root disease in Yosemite Valley” (authored by myself and Dave Rizzo). I give talks in Yosemite Valley to various professional groups. The latest example was a small group of U.S. Forest Service pathologists and entomologists from Sonora who were interested in the historical-to-present-day root disease/bark beetle/tree hazard/ecology story in Yosemite Valley. I also plan to talk at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations on root and butt rots in Yosemite in August. People at these meeting often find the story interesting, and wish to read more. The California Agriculture article is ideal for handing out to these folks. I have given talks to the general public (including my own family), and have handed out copies. I have sent it to media workers, both TV and written, when the need arises.
UC Davis (retired)
Master gardener enjoys Cal Ag
I enjoyed finding you in my mailbox — both electronic and metal. Good stuff — and easy to share with the rest (world, family, friends). I have been a reader of California Agriculture for 9 years. I believe the information is vital and the e-mail notification is a good tool to spread the word. I have lived in Sonoma County for the past 15 years, and have received California Agriculture since becoming a Master Gardener in 1990. After moving to Sonoma County I became interested in restoration and conservation, and was involved in elementary school “life labs” and gardens. I graduated from the Santa Rosa Junior College in 1994 majoring in horticulture. I am again a student at SRJC, focusing on garden design with CAD skills and integrating the important factors involved with our natural resources. I became a Creekkeeper in 2005 and was in the first graduating class implemented by the Russian Riverkeeper. I continue to read and share the information I learn from your journal.
The 700-page California Master Gardener Handbook, published by ANR Communication Services, can be ordered at http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu , or by calling (510) 642–2431 or (800) 994–8849.