Michelle Leinfelder-Miles Ph.D.
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95206
Contra Costa County
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 will serve San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, and Contra Costa counties addressing issues related to crop production and water and soil quality.
SpecialtyCrop Production, Soil and Water Quality, the Delta
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Field Crops - General
- Fruit Crops - General
- Plant Management Systems
- Appraisal of Soil Resources
- Soil, Plant, Water, Nutrient Relationships
- Water Quality, Quantity, and Security
- Sustainable Food Systems
- Leinfelder, M. M., I. A. Merwin (2012). "Soil health indicators, apple tree growth, and carbon sequestration differ among orchard groundcover management systems." Acta Horticulturae 938: 333-340.
- Leinfelder, Michelle M. and I. Merwin (2007). "Management Strategies for Apple Replant Disease." New York Fruit Quarterly Spring 2006: 4.
- 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). 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. (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). What's next for California groundwater? Western Farm Press. Clarksdale, MS, Penton Media. 34: 17.
- Leinfelder, M., I. Merwin (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., I. A. Merwin (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., I. Merwin (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. and P. Vossen (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., J. T. Marti (2007). "A review of the Spanish olive industry and potential market development in the United States." Hortscience 42(4): 912-912.
- Leinfelder, M. and S. Max (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. and I. A. Merwin (2006). "Rootstock selection, preplant soil treatments, and tree planting positions as factors in managing apple replant disease." Hortscience 41(2): 394-401.
- Fazio, G., T. Robinson (2005). Traits of the next wave of Geneva® apple rootstocks. The Compact Fruit Tree. Chesterfield, MO, International Fruit Tree Association. 38: 5.
- Leinfelder, M. M., I. A. Merwin (2004). "Resistant Rootstocks, Preplant Compost Amendments, Soil Fumigation, and Row Repositioning for Managing Apple Replant Disease." Hortscience 39(4): 841-841.