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The 2020 CDFA Healthy Soils Incentive Program and Imperial County Awardees

It is widely known that the California Department Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been providing financial initiatives to what is known as the “Healthy Soil Incentive Program” to California growers and ranchers. The mission is to allow...

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:53 AM

A Beta Version of a Cover Crop Selection Tool

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  Cover crops offer many potential benefits to growers. For example, they can improve water infiltration, reduce erosion, and provide habitat for pollinators and other beneficial insects.  But how does a grower figure out which cover crop...

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:07 AM

We are here for you!

During these unprecedented times of having to practice social distancing, the University of California Cooperative Extension's (UCCE) Climate Smart Agriculture -Community Education Specialists (CES) are still here to help you! We have continued to...

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:59 PM

Guide to a Cover Crop Demo

Vineyard with mustard cover crop in Shafter, California

  Growers throughout the country and around the world plant a wide range of cover crops for a variety of reasons. Cover crops can reduce soil compaction, improve water infiltration, improve soil structure, and feed soil microbes: they encourage a...

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Agroforestry & Climate Smart Agriculture for Greener Pastures

Example of silvopasture. Photo credit National Agroforestry Center.

Authors: Alli Fish and Niki Mazaroli, Strategy Research Science Silvopasture is the intentional and intensive combination of trees, forage, and livestock on the same piece of land. The applicability and potential benefit of silvopasture to both...

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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