April 18, 2018
Seven UC ANR Advisors along with UCD professor, Will Horwath, and CE Specialist Jeff Mitchell, have been awarded two new projects by CDFA's Healthy Soils Program. The work will be conducted in the four Central Valley counties of Sutter/Yuba, San Joaquin, Merced and Fresno with local farmer partners. In addition, work will be conducted at the longstanding NRI Project field in Five Points. The ANR Advisor team consists of Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi from Sutter/Yuba, Brenna Aegerter and Michelle Leinfelder-Miles in San Joaquin, Scott Stoddard from Merced, and Dan Munk in Fresno County. Two students in the Department of Soils and Biogeochemistry will work with the ANR team to collect soil and greenhouse gas emission data from each farm demonstration evaluation site. Farmer partners will be including cover crops into their farm crop rotations and this practice will be compared with a no cover crop control system. The team held a kick-off planning meeting at the UCCE offices in San Joaquin County on April 17, 2018.
Healthy soils project locations.