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Vegetable Crops in San Joaquin County
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Vegetable Crops in San Joaquin County

Michelle Leinfelder-Miles Ph.D.

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Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95206
209-953-6120
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Also in:
Contra Costa County
Sacramento County
Solano County
Yolo County

Biography

Michelle grew up in San Joaquin County, just east of Stockton, where her family has been farming for six generations. She received her B.S. in Crop Science and Management from U.C. Davis and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Cornell University. At Cornell, her research focused on soil management in apple orchards. Michelle has also done research in Spain, Chile, and New Zealand studying olives, wine grapes, and kiwifruit, respectively. As the new Delta crops farm advisor, she serves San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, and Contra Costa counties addressing issues related to crop production and water and soil quality.

Education

Ph.D. Horticulture, Cornell University. 2010
M.S. Horticulture, Cornell University. 2005
B.S. Crop Science and Management, University of California, Davis. 2001

Specialty

Crop Production, Soil and Water Quality, the Delta

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Leinfelder, M. M.; Merwin, I. A., et al. (2012). "Soil health indicators, apple tree growth, and carbon sequestration differ among orchard groundcover management systems." Acta Horticulturae 938: 333-340.
  • Leinfelder, Michelle M.; Merwin, I. (2007). "Management Strategies for Apple Replant Disease." New York Fruit Quarterly Spring 2006: 4.
  • Leinfelder, M. M.; Merwin, I. A. (2006). "Rootstock selection, preplant soil treatments, and tree planting positions as factors in managing apple replant disease." Hortscience 41(2): 394-401.
  • Fazio, G.; Robinson, T., et al. (2005). Traits of the next wave of Geneva® apple rootstocks. The Compact Fruit Tree. Chesterfield, MO, International Fruit Tree Association. 38: 5.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Co-existence of RR and conventional hay fields. UC Weed Science.B. Hanson. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2014
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Evaluation of surface water quality on soil leaching fraction and alfalfa yield in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Third International Salinity Forum, Riverside, CA,
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Evaluation of surface water quality on the soil leaching fraction in the Delta. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. May 2014: 4-5.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Field corn variety trial results. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. November 2014: 5-6.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Rice variety trial results. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. February 2014: 6-7.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Salinity and compaction – digging deep to find answers to growers’ questions. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. Univeristy of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2014
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Salinity Management in Alfalfa Fields. California Dairy Newsletter. Modesto, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County. November 2014: 3-4.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014) Salinity management in alfalfa fields. Dairy Herd Management November 18, 2014,
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Salinity, compaction, and other alfalfa questions and answers. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. August 2014: 2-3.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Soil salinity in Delta alfalfa fields. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2014
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014) Soil salinity in Delta alfalfa fields. Farms.com May 5, 2014,
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Stay up-to-date with the UC Rice Blog. Rice Briefs. Colusa, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, Colusa County. April 2014: 3.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Stay up-to-date with UCCE blogs. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. February 2014: 5-6.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Water management to mitigate blanking. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. August 2014: 4-5.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Water management to mitigate blanking. Rice Leaf. Oroville, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, Butte County. August 2014: 2-3.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Water management to mitigate blanking. Rice Briefs. Colusa, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. August 2014: 1-2.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2014). Water Management to Mitigate Blanking. UC Rice Blog.L. Espino. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2014
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Alfalfa, salinity, and soil leaching. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2013
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013) California alfalfa: 8 tips for co-existence between RR and conventional fields. Agfax
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Co-existence of RR and conventional hay fields. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2013
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Delta research overview. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. May 2013: 7-8.
  • Ingels, C.; Mitcham, B., et al. (2013). Effects of Calcium Sprays and AVG on Fruit Quality at Harvest and After Storage. 2013 California Pear Research Report.C. Board. Sacramento, CA,: 167-172.
  • Aegerter, Brenna; Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Evaluation of irrigation practices on water use, soil salinity, and tomato productivity in the Delta.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Fertilize alfalfa in the fall. Crop Currents. Pleasant Hill, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, Contra Costa County. November 2013: 5.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Field corn variety trial results. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. November 2013: 2-3.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Field crops pests. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. August 2013: 1.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Nematodes that infect alfalfa. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2013
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013). Rice variety trial results. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. February 2013: 4.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M.; Prichard, Terry (2013). Soil leaching requirement of alfalfa. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. February 2013: 3.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013) Tips for co-existence between RR and conventional alfalfa. Ag Professional 2013, 2
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2013) Tips for co-existence between RR and conventional alfalfa. Clippings November 11, 2013,
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). Alfalfa and Grains Symposium - Delta tour recap. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2012
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). Alfalfa at AgVenture. Alfalfa and Forage News.S. Mueller. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2012
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). Conservation Tillage: Classifications and Examples. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. August 2012: 4.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). Fertilize alfalfa in the fall. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. November 2012: 1.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). Groundwater Nitrate Study: Why? What? and Where Do We Go From Here? Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. May 2012: 5.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). New Farm Advisor. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. February 2012: 1.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M.; Canevari, Mick (2012). Scouting in alfalfa fields - what we're seeing. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. May 2012: 4-5.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). Soil Conservation: A Historical Look. Field Notes. Stockton, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County. August 2012: 3.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012, June 29, 2012). "The Delta, Delta agriculture." Delta Crops Resource Management 2012, from http://ucanr.org/sites/deltacrops/.
  • Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle M. (2012). What's next for California groundwater? Western Farm Press. Clarksdale, MS, Penton Media. 34: 17.
  • Leinfelder, M.; Merwin, I., et al. (2009). "Orchard Soil Health Indicators and Yield Efficiency Show Similar Trends in Apple Replant Disease, Groundcover Management Systems, and Integrated Versus Organic Fruit Production Studies." Hortscience 44(4): 1081-1081.
  • Leinfelder, M. M.; Merwin, I. A., et al. (2009). Soil Health Indicators Relate to Tree Performance in a Groundcover Management Systems Study. Great Lakes Fruit Workers Annual Meeting, Fishkill, New York, Cornell University.
  • Leinfelder, M.; Merwin, I., et al. (2008). "Developing an orchard soil health protocol for sustainable soil management." Hortscience 43(4): 1292-1293.
  • Leinfelder, M. M. (2008). Management Strategies for Apple Replant. 2008 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo, Syracuse, New York, Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • Leinfelder, M.; Vossen, P. (2007). A Review of Olive Research in Spain. First Press. Sonoma, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County. Fall 2007: 2-4.
  • Leinfelder, M.; Marti, J. T., et al. (2007). "A review of the Spanish olive industry and potential market development in the United States." Hortscience 42(4): 912-912.
  • Leinfelder, M.; Max, S. (2007). "Kiwifruit vine training in 'Hort16A': A survey of New Zealand growers." Hortscience 42(4): 1000-1001.
  • Leinfelder, M. (2006). Is There One Right Way to Grow Hort16A? Results from a Grower Survey. Kiwifruit - New Zealand Kiwifruit Journal. Tauranga, New Zealand, ZESPRI International Limited. November 2006: 10-14.
  • Leinfelder, M. M.; Merwin, I. A., et al. (2004). "Resistant Rootstocks, Preplant Compost Amendments, Soil Fumigation, and Row Repositioning for Managing Apple Replant Disease." Hortscience 39(4): 841-841.

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