Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator
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Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator

Welcome to Sonoma County Bounty

Fire Resources

CropMobster has updated their page and created:  
Resources for Fire

To help each other out amidst North Bay fires (Tubbs, Nuns, Pocket, Patrick, and 37) tragedy, we have created this resource listing and map.

Anyone can post any needs OR offers of help of any kind. You can also post to other active threads (e.g. animal evacuation centers). Stay safe out there.


Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator

While UCCE was training and graduating beginning farmers and ranchers over three years (2012-2014), we were also researching and getting trained ourselves, on how to create a “farm business incubator” – considered to be the next step for farmers and ranchers, that will propel them to success.



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Insect resistance to biopesticides

Insecticide resistance mechanisms

Mechanisms of insecticide resistance in insects. Use of biopesticides or non-chemical pesticides is encouraged as a part of integrated pest management (IPM) for environmental and human safety and to reduce the risk of insecticide resistance.  With the increase in biopesticide use in both organic and conventional cropping systems, it is a good time to review the potential of insect...

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:43 AM

A Rare Opportunity for Aerial Seeding of Rangeland in Mendocino County


We have a rare opportunity for aerial seeding of rangeland as the window for planting is closing in about 30 days. After about December 15th our soil temps become too cold for good germination. Diane Curry, Interim Agricultural Commissioner, was contacted by Gibson Oster a crop duster pilot from the Fresno area. Gibson has family in Redwood Valley and he will be coming to the area to fly on seed...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Tags: Cattel (1), Fire (1), goats (12), Range Management (1), Range Seeding (1), Rangeland (10), sheep (17), Wildfire (4)

Sources of Rice Straw for Mulch and Erosion Control


Post fire inventories include a lot for ranchers, e.g. stock, forage, fence, buildings and equipment losses immediately come to mind. Equally important is an inventory of potential sediment sources from hill slopes, fire cut roads and riparian areas that will need mitigation to prevent soil loss and sediment movement into streams. Rice straw as mulch, in bales for check dams and in the...

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM
Tags: Cattle (8), Erosion control (1), goats (12), horses (2), ranch (1), rangeland (10), Rice Straw (1), riparian (1), sheep (17), wildfire (4)
Page Last Updated: October 10, 2017

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