Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Michael D Cahn

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Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 759-7377
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Also in:
Santa Cruz County
San Benito County

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Education

Ph.D. Agronomy-Soil Science, Cornell University. 1991
M.S. Agronomy-Soil Science, Cornell University. 1988
B.S. Soil and Water Science, University of California, Davis. 1985

Specialty

Irrigation & Water Resources

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Phillips, Bryn M.; Anderson, Brian S.; Cahn, Michael; Rego, Jessa L.; Voorhees, Jennifer P.; Siegler, Katie; Zhang, Xuyang; Budd, Robert; Goh, Kean; Tjeerdema, Ron S. (2017). "An integrated vegetated ditch system reduces chlorpyrifos loading in agricultural runoff." Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 13(2): 423-430.
  • Koike, S. T.; Smith, R. F.; Cahn, M. D.; Pryor, B. M. (2017). "Association of the carrot pathogen Alternaria dauci with new diseases, Alternaria leaf speck, of lettuce and celery in California." Plant Health Progress 18(2): 136-143.
  • Cahn, Michael; Smith, Richard; Murphy, Laura; Hartz, Tim (2017). "Field trials show the fertilizer value of nitrogen in irrigation water." California Agriculture 71(2): 62-67.
  • Cahn, M. D.; Johnson, L. F. (2017). "New approaches to irrigation scheduling of vegetables." Horticulturae 3(2): 28.
  • Anderson, Brian S.; Phillips, Bryn M.; Voorhees, Jennifer P.; Cahn, Michael (2017). "Vegetated Treatment Systems for Removing Contaminants Associated with Surface Water Toxicity in Agriculture and Urban Runoff." JoVE(123): e55391.
  • Hartz, Tim; Smith, Richard; Cahn, Mike; Bottoms, Thomas; Bustamante, Sebastian Castro; Tourte, Laura; Johnson, Kenneth; Coletti, Luke (2017). "Wood chip denitrification bioreactors can reduce nitrate in tile drainage." California Agriculture 71(1): 41-47.
  • Johnson, L. F.; Cahn, M.; Martin, F.; Melton, F.; Benzen, S.; Farrara, B.; Post, K. (2016). "Evapotranspiration-based irrigation scheduling of head lettuce and broccoli." HortScience 51(7): 935-940.
  • Daugovish, Oleg; Faber, Ben; Cahn, Michael; Dara, Surendra (2016). "Increasing Number of Drip Irrigation Lines for Water Conservation during Strawberry Establishment." International Journal of Fruit Science 16(sup1): 108-117.
  • Smith, R.; Cahn, M.; Hartz, T.; Love, P.; Farrara, B. (2016). Nitrogen dynamics of cole crop production: Implications for fertility management and environmental protection. HortScience. 51:12, 1586–1591.
  • Eriksen, Rene L.; Knepper, Caleb; Cahn, Michael D.; Mou, Beiquan (2016). "Screening of Lettuce Germplasm for Agronomic Traits under Low Water Conditions." HortScience 51(6): 669-679.
  • Koike, S. T.; Cahn, M.D. (2015). 4.3. Water management. Plant diseases and their management in organic agriculture.M. Finchkh, A. van Bruggen and L. Tamm. St Paul Minnesota USA, APS press. The American Phytopathological Society.: 141-152.
  • Cahn, M.; Bali, K. (2015). "Drought Tip: Managing salts by leaching. Leaching for salt management." Drought Tip ANR Publication 8550: 1-8.
  • Atwill, E.; Chase, J.; Oryang, D.; Bond, R/; Koike, S.; Cahn, M; Anderson, M.; Mokhtari, A.; Dennis, S. (2015). "Transfer of E. coli 0157:H7 from simulated wildlife scat onto Romaine lettuce furing foliar irrigation." Journal of Food Protection 78(2): 240-247.
  • Olivieri, A; Seto, E.; Cooper, C.; Cahn, M; Colford, J.; Crook, J.; Debroux, J.; Mandrell, R.; Suslow, T.; Tchobanoglous, G.; Hultquist, R.; Spath, D.; Mosher, J. (2014). "Risk-Based Review of California's Water-Recycling Criteria for Agricultural Irrigation." Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • Heinrich, A.; Smith, R.; Cahn, M (2014). "Winter-killed cereal rye cover crop influence on nitrate leaching in intensive vegetable production systems." HortTechnology 25: 502-511.
  • Bottoms, T.; Hartz, T.; Cahn, M.; Farrara, B. (2013). "Crop and soil nitrogen dynamics in annual strawberry production in California." HortScience 48(8): 1034-1039.
  • Heinrich, A.; Smith, R.; Cahn, M (2013). "Nutrient and water use of fresh market spinach." HortTechnology 23: 325-333.
  • Bolda, M.; Gaskell, M.; Mitcham, E.; Cahn, M. (2012). Fresh Market Caneberry Production Manual. Agriculture and Natural Resources. ANR Publication 3525: 74.
  • Bottoms, T.; Smith, R.; Cahn, M; Hartz, T. (2012). "Nitrogen requirements and N status determination of lettuce." HortScience 47: 1768-1774.
  • Aegerter, B.; Cahn, M..; Koike, S.; Smith, R.; Hartz, T.; Suslow, T. (2011). "Asparagus production in California." ANR Publication 7234
  • LeStrange, M.; Cahn, M..; Koike, S.; Smith, R.; Daugovish, O.; Fennimore, S.; Natwick, E.; Dara, S.; Takale, E.; Cantwell, M. (2011). "Broccoli production in California." Vegetable Production Series ANR Publication 7211
  • Smith, R.; Aguiar, J.; Baameur, A.; Cahn, M.; Cantwell, M.; De la Fuente, M.; Hartz, T.; Koike, S.; Molinar, R.; Natwick, E.; Suslow, T.; Takale, E. (2011). "Chili pepper production in California." Vegetable Production Series ANR Publication 7244
  • Smith, R.; Bi, J.; Cahn, M.; Cantwell, M.; Daugovish, O.; Koike, S.; Natwick, E.; Takale, E. (2011). "Cilantro production in California." Vegetable Production Series ANR Publication 7236
  • Moyne, A.; Sudarshana, M.R.; Blessington, T.; Koike, S.T.; Cahn, M.D.; Harris, L.J. (2011). "Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in field-inoculated lettuce." Food Microbiology 28: 1417-1425.
  • Smith, R.; Biscaro, A.; Cahn, M; Daugovish, C.; Natwick, E.; Nunez, J.; Takele, E.; Turini, T. (2011). Fresh-market bulb onion production in California. Vegetable Production Series. Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 7242. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/7242.pdf
  • Smith, R.F.; Cahn, M.D.; Cantwell, M.; Koike, S.; Natwick, E.; Takale, E. (2011). "Green onion production in California." Vegetable Production Series ANR Publication 72423
  • Turini, T.; Cahn, M.; Cantwell, M.; Jackson, L.; Koike, S.; Natwick, E.; Smith, R.; Subbarao, K.; Takale, E. (2011). "Iceberg lettuce production in California." Vegetable Production Series ANR Publication 7215
  • Smith, R.; Cahn, M.; Daugovish, O.; Koike, S.; Natwick, E.; Smith, H.; Subbarao, K.; Takale, E.; Turini, T. (2011). "Leaf lettuce production in California." Vegetable Production Series ANR Publication 7216
  • Koike, S.; Cahn, M.D.; Cantwell, M.; Fennimore, S.; LeStrange, M.; Natwick, E.; Smith, R.; Takale, E. (2011). Spinach production in California. Vegetable Production Series. ANR Publication 7212. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/7212.pdf
  • Cahn, M.; Miyao, G. (2010). Water management and impacts on water quality. Cover Cropping for vegetable Production: A grower's handbook. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3517: 31-36.
  • Hoque, M.; Ajwa, H.; Othman, M.; Smith, R.; Cahn, M. (2010). "Yield and Postharvest Quality of Lettuce in Response to Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Fertilizers." Hortscience 45: 1539-1544.
  • Koike, S.; Cahn, M; Cantwell, M.; Fennimore, M.; LeStrange, S.; Natwick, E.; Smith, R.; Takele, E. (2009). Cauliflower production in California. Vegetable Production Series. Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 7219. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf /7219.pdf
  • Cahn, M (2009). Irrigation of head and romaine lettuce. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Lettuce. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3450. http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r441311511.html#IRRIGATION
  • Cahn, M (2009). Measures to minimize water quality impairments to surface and ground water. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Lettuce. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3450. http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r441311611.html
  • Weston, D.; Lentz, R.; Cahn, M; Ogle, R.; Rothert, A.; Lydy, M. (2009). "Toxicity of anionic polyacrylamide formulations when used for erosion control in agriculture." Journal of Environmental Quality 38(238-247)
  • Daugovish, C.; Cahn, M; Koike, S.; Natwick, E.; Cantwell, M.; Takele, E. (2008). Cabbage production in California. Vegetable Production Series. Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 7208. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/7208.pdf
  • Daugovish, C.; Smith, R.; Cahn, M; Koike, S.; Smith, H.; Aguiar, H.; Quiros, J.; Cantwell, M.; Takele, E. (2008). Celery production in California. Vegetable Production Series. Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 7220. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/7220.pdf
  • Smith, R.; Bettiga, L.; Cahn, M; Baumgartner, K.; Jackson, L.; Bensen, T. (2008). "Vineyard floor management affects soil, plant nutrition, and grape yield and quality." California Agriculture 62(4): 184-190.
  • Hartz, T.; Johnstone, P.; Smith, R.; Cahn, M (2007). "Soil calcium status unrelated to tipburn of romaine lettuce." HortScience 42: 1681-1684.
  • Shock, C.; Pereira, A.; Hanson, B.; Cahn, M (2007). Vegetable irrigation. Irrigation of agricultural crops.R. Lanscano and R. Sojka. Madison, WI, ASA-CSSA-SSSA (American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America).: 535-606.
  • Johnstone, P.; Hartz, T.; Cahn, M; Johnstone, M. (2005). "Lettuce response to phosphorus fertilization in high phosphorus soils." HortScience 40(5): 1499-1503.
  • Platts, B.; Cahn, M.; Holden, R.; Malanka, M. (2004). "Effects of recycled water on soil salinity levels for cool season vegetables." Acta Horticulturae 664: 561-566.
  • Madden, N.; Mitchell, J.; Lanini, W.; Cahn, M.; Herrero, E.; Park, S.; Temple, S.; Van Horn, M. (2004). "Evaluation of conservation tillage and cover crop systems for organic processing tomato production." HortTechnology 14(2): 243-250.
  • Cahn, M.; Herrero, E.; Hanson, B.; Hartz, T.; Miyao, G. (2004). "Late season water management effects on quality and yield of processing tomatoes." Acta Horticulturae 664: 111-118.
  • Cahn, M.; Herrero, E.; Hanson, B.; Snyder, R.; Hartz, T.; Miyao, G. (2003). "Effects of irrigation cut-off on processing tomato fruit quality." Acta Horticulturae 613: 75-80.
  • Krusekopf, H.; Mitchell, J.; Hartz, T.; May, D.; Miyao, G.; Cahn, M (2002). "Pre-sidedress soil nitrate testing identifies processing tomato fields not requiring sidedress N fertilizer." HortScience 37(3): 520-524.
  • Hartz, T.; Miyao, G.; Mullen, R.; Cahn, M (2001). "Potassium fertilization effects on processing tomato yield and fruit quality." Acta Horticulturae 542: 127-133.
  • Krusekopf, H.; Mitchell, J.; Hartz, T.; May, D.; Miyao, G.; Cahn, M (2001). "Pre-sidedress soil nitrate testing to determine yield response to fertilizer applications in processing tomatoes." Acta Horticulturae 542: 135-142.
  • Murray, M.; Cahn, M.; Miyao, G.; Brittan, K.; Mullen, R. (2001). "The University of California processing tomato workgroup: an example of ongoing effective collaborations." Acta Horticulturae 542: 253-260.
  • Cahn, M; Herrero, E.; Snyder, R.; Hanson, B. (2001). "Water management strategies for improving fruit quality of drip irrigated processing tomatoes." Acta Horticulturae 542: 111-116.
  • Cahn, M; Snyder, R.; Hanson, B. (1999). "Estimating evapotranspiration in processing tomato." Acta Horticulturae 487: 493-497.
  • Hartz, T.; Miyao, G.; Mullen, R.; Cahn, M; Valencia, J.; Brittan, K. (1999). "Potassium requirements for maximum yield and fruit quality of processing tomato." Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 124: 199-204.
  • Hartz, T.; Giannini, C.; Miyao, G.; Valencia, J.; Cahn, M; Mullen, R.; Brittan, K. (1999). "Soil cation balance affects tomato fruit color disorders." Acta Horticulturae 487: 49-55.
  • Murray, M.; Cahn, M; Caprile, J.; May, D.; Miyao, G.; Mullen, R.; Valencia, J.; Weir, W. (1999). "University of California Cooperative Extension processing tomato cultivar evaluation program." HortTechnology 9(1): 36-39.
  • Han, S.; Goering, C; Cahn, M; Hummel, J. (1994). "Cell size selection for site-specific farming." Transcripts of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineering) 37: 19-26.
  • Cahn, M; Hummel, J.; Brouer, B. (1994). "Spatial analysis of soil fertility for site-specific crop management." Soil Science Society of America Journal 58: 1240-1248.
  • Han, S.; Goering, C; Cahn, M; Hummel, J. (1993). "A robust method for estimating soil properties in unsampled cells." Transcripts of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers) 36: 1336-1368.
  • Cahn, M; Bouldin, D.; Cravo, M. (1993). "Amelioration of subsoil acidity in an Oxisol of the humid tropics." Biology and Fertility of Soils 15: 153-159.
  • Cahn, M; Bouldin, D.; Cravo, M.; Bowen, W. (1993). "Cation and nitrate leaching in an Oxisol of the Brazilian Amazon." Agronomy Journal 85: 334-340.
  • Cahn, M; Bouldin, D.; Cravo, M. (1992). "Nitrate sorption in the profile of an acid soil." Plant and Soil 143: 179-183.
  • Sudduth, K.; Hummel, J.; Cahn, M (1991). Soil organic matter sensing: a developing science. Symposium on Automated Agriculture for the 21st Century, American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • Cahn, M; Zobel, R.; Bouldin, D. (1989). "Relationship between root elongation rate and diameter and duration of growth of lateral roots of maize." Plant and Soil 119: 271-279.

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