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Many organic soil amendments provide nitrogen, but when is that nitrogen plant-available?

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Working with the Geisseler Lab at UC Davis, we have been evaluating a number of commonly used organic amendments to understand when the nitrogen (N) applied with various amendments actually becomes available for plant use. We have assembled this graph...

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Lots of events in March

Check out the calendar to see what's happening in March in Yolo/Solano/Sacramento Counties. Insectary Cover Crop Field Day Guild Raising Barn Owls and Bats and their Benefits Farm Finance Expo http://ccsmallfarms.ucanr.edu/  

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8:19 AM

Agritourism Workshop for Yolo County, November 14 - 15, 2017

A professional development workshop for agricultural and tourism professionals, agritourism leaders and government staff and officialsWould you like to assist farmers and ranchers in your region develop and promote successful agritourism enterprises?We...

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Announcement: Healthy Soils Workshop August 31st in Davis, CA 2-5pm

Dear All, CAFF will be hosting a workshop to assist folks interested in applying for the Healthy Soils Incentive Program.  If you have questions about this program, feel free to reach out to me or you can read more about it here-- incentives...

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Pesticide Safety Training Workshop in Yolo County, for Ag supervisors • Growers • Farm Labor Contractors • Safety Managers • Safety Trainers

Dear All,   This training will be offered in Davis, CA in English on Oct 12.  Please share with your friends and colleagues who may be interested.   Flyer attached.   Thanks, Margaret     Pesticide...

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 12:46 PM

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Legume Series Post #1

New research shows that legumes can detect different rhizobium strains and they have ‘policing’ mechanisms that select for cooperative, nitrogen-sharing rhizobia and against ‘selfish’, nitrogen-greedy rhizobia.

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