Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting
Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 8:45am - Noon
8:45 am Coffee and Registration
8:55 am Welcome
Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties
Dry Bean Field Meeting
Friday, August 16, 2019, 10 am- 12:00 pm
UC Davis Agronomy Farm
Directions to the UC Davis Plant Sciences Field Facility:Note: this is a different location from previous years:From Hwy 113 in Davis, exit on Hutchison Drive. Go west, and head straight through the first roundabout, then turn left at Campbell Road. The gate to the bean fields will be on your right about 1,300-ft down Campbell Drive,...
With the heavy rains last week and over the weekend, soils are very susceptible to compaction and structural degradation, affecting plant growth. Although it may be tempting to get into the field as soon as the rain stops, the long-term consequences to soil structure are hard to fix.
It's important to wait for soils to dry down before working the field. Heavier soils will take longer to dry down. While tillage or land prep is more harmful to soil structure than driving over the field, even driving over a wet field should be avoided if possible.
Refer to this article from last year about soil compaction for more information: