Small and Organic Farm Advisor
University of California
Small and Organic Farm Advisor

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.




Comprehensive Nitrogen Budgeting on Organic Vegetable Farms

This handy guide is aimed to help you develop a meaningful nitrogen budget in organic crop production.  It provides information on how to calculate N contributions from compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, fertilizers, and crop residues. The...

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Grafting Fresh Market Tomatoes: Field Trial Results

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...

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Tomorrow, 11/15 Jim Durst and Eric Brennan, Cover Cropping on Organic Farms 3-5pm

Successful Cover Cropping on Organic Farms

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...

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Bagrada Bug, Bagrada hilaris: Organic Management in Yolo County

Bagrada bug (circled in green) on harlequin bug.

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,...

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:50 PM

11/15 Successful Cover Cropping on Organic Farms with Jim Durst and Eric Brennan

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...

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:41 AM


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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