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Haramrit Gill is the newly appointed Environmental Horticulture Advisor for Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and Madera Counties. Hailing from Punjab, India, Haramrit's profound passion for agriculture developed organically. She earned her undergraduate degree in agriculture followed by a master’s degree in Horticulture at Punjab Agricultural University, where her research focused on micropropagation and haploid production in muskmelons.

In 2018, Haramrit relocated to the USA to pursue a PhD in Horticulture. Her early research investigated the impact of nitrogen on spinach root architecture before transitioning to the rose breeding and genetics lab. Here, her doctoral work concentrated on deciphering the genetic underpinnings of flower color transition traits, fragrance, and dwarfing in roses, with a particular focus on the intriguing phenomenon of flower color transformation from yellow to dark pink as blooms matured. Haramrit also contributed to projects aimed at enhancing heat tolerance and disease resistance in roses.

In her current capacity as an Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Haramrit's responsibilities revolve around identifying landscape plants that are heat-tolerant, disease-resistant, and fire-resistant. She harbors a strong interest in researching California native plants due to their sustainable attributes, which include superior adaptation, biodiversity enhancement, water efficiency, and soil health benefits. Please join us in welcoming Haramrit to UC ANR.  Haramrit Gill can be reached at the Tulare UCCE office at 559-684-3300 or by email at hamgill@ucdavis.edu

 

Idongesit Mokwunye

Idongesit U. Mokwunye Ph.D

Cooperative Extension (CE)

Area IPM Entomology Advisor

Specialty: Nut crops, Grapes and Stone fruits

Serving Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties

559-807-0257

imokwunye@ucdavis.edu

CDFA Outreach and Education

As part of the Governor’s Enforcement Task Force member, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) targeted action is to provide outreach and education to the agricultural community.  Below is the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 guidance, checklists and videos that can be sent out as educational material to the agricultural sectors.

Cal/OSHA Checklist and Guidance:

  • COVID-19 General Checklist for Agricultural Employers
    English | Español
  • COVID-19 Worker Protection Video – Infection Prevention for Agricultural Workers

English(Video Transcript) – Posted May 20, 2020

Español(transcripción de video en español) – Posted May 29, 2020

Mixteco(Mixteco Video Transcript) – Posted June 5, 2020

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