Delta Crops Resource Management
University of California
Delta Crops Resource Management

Welcome! Updates from the Delta Crops Research and Extension Program:

  • Upcoming Meetings of Interest

    Mark your calendar with these upcoming meetings brought to you by UC Cooperative Extension, USDA-NRCS, and the California Rice Experiment Station. See the links or attached flyer for more information.   1. UCCE Rice Production...

  • Lima Bean Root and Crown Rot

    Figure 1. Lima bean root and crown rot.

    I visited a lima bean field in the Delta at the beginning of June. The beans were showing what appeared to be dampening off symptoms (Figure 1), and dying plants were leaving large gaps down the rows. The problem was pretty widespread throughout the...

  • Rice Production Workshop 2018

    UC Cooperative Extension will host a Rice Production Workshop on August 7, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Lundberg Family Farms (5311 Midway, Richvale, CA 95974). The Rice Production Workshop is an in-depth workshop that covers the principles...

  • California Invasive Species Action Week

    Fig. 1. Broomrape on tomato.

    Last week was California Invasive Species Action Week. Guest authors Tunyalee Martin, with the UC IPM Program, and Gene Miyao, farm advisor, describe a parasitic plant that has been found in the Delta. Help in the fight against invasive species by...

  • Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting Recap and Upcoming Cover Crop Trial

    June 5, 2018 Small Grains and Soil Health Meeting on Staten Island in San Joaquin County. Photo courtesy of Mark Lundy.

    On June 5th, we hosted the Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting on Staten Island in San Joaquin County. We would like to thank those who attended the meeting. The meeting handouts are now available from the Delta Crops website. The meeting...


Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Ph.D Farm Advisor


2101 E. Earhart Ave., Ste. 200 Stockton, CA 95206

(209) 953-6100

About Michelle

Michelle grew up on a farm in San Joaquin County. 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. As the Delta farm advisor, she serves San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, and Contra Costa counties addressing crop production and water and soil quality.

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