Welcome to Small and Organic Farming in the Capitol Corridor!
Welcome! This website is dedicated to providing high quality, scientifically based and unbiased information to support your farming efforts. We work very hard to share resources that have been validated by both farmers and scientists and to make the information detailed and concise, yet useful and digestible.
The content in this website largely focused on organic, vegetable production, but much of it is useful for all types of farming.
UC Cooperative Extension is a partnership between the University of California and the local farmers to strengthen the quality and productivity of agriculture in our area. We conduct research, develop production guides and host workshops and meetings as needed and requested by the local community.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Margaret with any questions about things that you are seeing or doing on your farm.
EVENTS AND TRAINING CALENDAR
Join me for an informal discussion! Tomorrow, Friday 12/21, 9-10 am Call in by phone or computer to the information below. For the past 2 summers, I have been conducting field trials at UC Davis evaluating grafting rootstocks with heirloom...
JOIN US TOMORROW! No charge, but if possible, please RSVP here. Successful Cover Cropping on Organic Farms Thursday 11/15 3-5pm Norton Hall (70 Cottonwood St. Woodland) Approved 2 hours of continuing education units for CURES...
Bagrada Bug, Bagrada hilaris: Organic Management in Yolo County Margaret Lloyda and Ian Grettenbergerb aUCCE Small Farms Advisor in Yolo Solano and Sacramento Counties bUC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Entomology Bagrada bug,...
Successful Cover Cropping on Organic Farms Thursday, November 15th, 2018 3-5 pm Followed by a potluck Norton Hall 70 Cottonwood St. Woodland, CA No charge, but please...
Bacterial Wilt and Canker of Field-Grown Tomatoes, Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies michiganensis (Cmm)
Summer 2018 has seen a surge of this disease around Yolo County. Conditions have been more optimal. Although it is a vascular pathogen like those causing Fusarium and Verticillium wilt, this one differs in that it is bacterial and has...
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.
Linked data is from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. Visit CIMIS web site.