Farmers and ranchers are invited on a tour to learn how to use cover crops to build soil health. A full-day tour of several cover crop sites in orchards and annual crop fields in the Sacramento Valley is being offered on March 3 by the Western Cover Crop Council's Southwest Region Committee and UC Cooperative Extension.
“The goal of this tour is to demonstrate ways to use cover crops effectively in annual crops and orchards in the Sacramento Valley,” said tour organizer Sarah Light, UC Cooperative Extension agronomy advisor.
“This tour will cover a range of topics, including cover crop selection,...
- Author: Konrad Mathesius
Join us from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29th for a short online demonstration/webinar on several powerful nitrogen management webtools that have been developed by UC researchers, including case studies from this year in the Sacramento Valley.
This webinar is free of charge and open to the public.
Please register by clicking the link below (required for CE units).
CE Units: CURES (1.0)
New Soil Health Connection is posted. In this episode Sarah Light and Liz Harper interview Konrad Mathesius, UC Agronomy Advisor about biosolids. Biosolids are a less well-researched soil amendment. Tune in to hear Konrad discuss his work with biosolids in winter small grains production in California.
We're pleased to announce that a new online course on managing ground squirrels and pocket gophers has been added to UC IPM's growing library of online training courses. This course consists of eight video segments recorded by Dr. Roger Baldwin, a University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist in Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution. Originally presented in June of 2020 as part of the UC Ag Experts Talk webinar series, the course covers pest identification, types of damage they cause, and the importance of their biology and ecology.
If you are a pest management professional or grower interested in...
The University of California Cooperative Extension and theColusa County Resource Conservation District are co-hosting a Virtual Field Day on March 24th from 10:00am-12:00pm. The event will focus on winter cover cropping in annual systems in the Sacramento Valley and topics will include a field tour of two current project sites, project findings from previous projects with both winter and summer cover crops, and information on cover crop variety selection and management. Registration is free but required for the Zoom link: http://ucanr.edu/sacvalleycovercrop
We hope you can join us! Contact Sarah Light