Jul 27, 2022
Zuber named University of California Extension orchard crops advisor

Cameron Zuber has been named University of California Cooperative Extension orchard crops advisor for Merced and Madera counties.

For Merced County, he will cover orchard crops such as stone fruit, walnuts and almonds (not including pistachios and figs). For Madera County, he will work with walnuts.

Zuber joined UC Cooperative Extension in 2016 as a staff researcher in Merced County. In his education and professional career, he has worked to understand environmental and agricultural systems and their interactions with people, society and governance. Specifically with orchard crops, he has worked on fumigants and other soil pest controls, rootstocks and scion varietals, cultural practices relating to tree spacing and whole orchard recycling.

He has also studied flood irrigation for groundwater recharge, irrigation and water management and soil, water and air interactions.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental biology and management from UC Davis and a master’s degree in environmental systems from UC Merced.

Zuber is based in the UC Cooperative Extension office in Merced and can be reached at [email protected] and (209) 385-7403.




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