70 Cottonwood St
Woodland, CA 95695
Capitol Corridor MCP
Margaret received her PhD from UC Davis in Plant Pathology, 2015. Under the guidance of Tom Gordon, she researched non-chemical alternatives to soilborne disease management in strawberries. She focused on three main topics: the role of legume rotation crops in Verticiliium dahliae management, the effect of 4 different composts on strawberry production, and a social study understanding the level of adoption of soilborne disease management tools among practitioners. She also received a masters in International Agricultural Development and Plant Pathology from UC Davis. While at UC Davis, she established the Salad Bowl Garden, and edible garden at the entrance to the Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) building on the main campus.
Her first agricultural job was as a farm hand on a vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains. It was such an inspiration that she changed her course of work towards agriculture. After completing her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, she worked on a mixed vegetable farm in Hawaii for 9 months and then returned to start an apprenticeship with John Jeavons in Willits, CA. For two years, lived and studied in on the research farm and the 5-acre mixed vegetable farm. Seeing opportunity for Biointensive practices in the urban and suburban landscapes, she started a small Bay Area business called Home Farming International which provided workshops and one-on-one training in closed-system, complete diet farming.
Margaret's hobbies include her dairy goats, laying chickens and small garden.
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Goats and Goat Products
- Vegetable Crops
- Beans, Fresh / Processed
- Bell Peppers
- Vegetable Crops - General
- Corn, Sweet
- Peas, Fresh / Processed
- Potatoes, Irish
- Potatoes, Sweet
- Vegetable Crops - Other
- Soil and Land - General
- Plant Management Systems
- Plant Protection
- Insects, Mites, and Other Arthropods Affecting Plants
- Pathogens and Nematodes Affecting Plants
- Weeds Affecting Plants
- Vertebrates, Mollusks, and Other (Non Arthropod, Pathogen, Nematode, Weed) Pests
- Biological Control of Pests Affecting Plants
- Integrated Pest Management Systems
- Beneficial Insects
- Appraisal of Soil Resources
- Soil, Plant, Water, Nutrient Relationships
- Small Farms
- Sustainable Food Systems
- Lloyd, Margaret; Kluepfel, Daniel; Gordon, Thomas (2016). "Evaluation of Four Commercial Composts on Strawberry Plant Productivity and Soil Characteristics in California." International Journal of Fruit Science
- Lloyd, Margaret (2018). Bacterial Wilt and Canker of Field-Grown Tomatoes, Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies michiganensis (Cmm).D. Coaker and C. Swett. Small Farms Blog. 8/8/2018.
- Dahlquist-Willard, Ruth; Lloyd, Margaret; Clark, Nick; Munk, Dan; Lundy, Mark; Roche, Leslie (2018). Enhancing Campus-County Collaborations at University of California (UC). 2.
- Lloyd, Margaret (2018). Large flea beetles are abundant this spring and may surprise you.R. Long. Small Farms Blog. 6/20/2018.
- Lloyd, Margaret (2018). Many organic soil amendments provide nitrogen, but when is that nitrogen plant-available?D. Geisseler and P. Lazicki. 3/12/2018.
- Lloyd, Margaret (2018). Your Nitrogen Budget: Contributions from a Legume Cover Crop.R. Long.
- Lloyd, Margaret (2016). Fusarium Crown and Foot Rot of Squash and Pumpkin: Fusarium solani f. sp. cucurbitae Race 1.L. Epstein. 4.
- Lloyd, Margaret; Gordon, Tom (2016). "Growing for the future: Collective action, land stewardship and soilborne pathogens in California strawberry production." 70(3): 101-103.
- Lloyd, Margaret (2016). Selecting Legume Cover Crops When Managing Verticillium Wilt.T. Gordon.
ANR Workgroup Associations
- Small Farm - Chair
- Agroecology and Organic Farming Systems - Member
- Vegetable Crops - Member
- Warm Season Vegetables - Member
- Weed - Member