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Fall 2016 Campus News

Submitted by Paulina Jacobs-Sanders

We are happy to welcome MaggieReiter, a new UC Cooperative Extension environmental horticulture advisor in Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties. Maggie received an undergraduate degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in applied plant science, both from the University of Minnesota. Her studies focused on turf grass science and her thesis evaluated low-input fine fescue species for golf course fairways. Her relationships with University of Minnesota extension agents were tremendously influential and encouraged her to pursue a career as a Cooperative Extension advisor in Central California.

In Maggie’s words:

I look forward to building a research and extension program that will meet local

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and statewide needs. Although horticultural industries in the Central Valley are extremely diverse, my focus will be turf grass and turf alternatives, to provide information on plant selection and best management practices. My research goals will build on the work of my predecessors and continue to explore alternative grasses and groundcovers, lower-input systems, degraded water applications, and multifunctional landscapes. I am also interested in enhancing urban green space and policy related to these fields.

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