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Climate Smart Agriculture Blog

Mendocino County Healthy Soil Award Winners

Vineyard in Ukiah, California.

Congratulations to the recipients of the CDFA Healthy Soils Program! Nine Mendocino farmers were selected for an award, totaling over $300k going to make Mendocino County soils that much healthier. That is incredible action taken by our NorCal land...

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 12:05 PM
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Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Natural Resources

Avocado Growers Talk Cover Crops

Triticale and Lamb-Hass. Photo credit: Chris Sayer

Cover crops in avocados. How do you select species? When do you seed? Do they even work? What benefits do you notice? What are the management issues associated with cover crops? These were all questions addressed at a grower field day seminar entitled,...

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment Food

Salty fries? Yum. Salty Water and Soil? Not So Much.

Origin of soil salinity

Can compost help me with my salt problems?   Increasing soil salinity poses an existential threat to agriculture in many parts of California. Due to decades of irrigation and low rainfall, areas like the Central Valley suffer from increasing...

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 9:29 AM
  • Author: Shulamit Shroder
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment

Climate Smart Agriculture: What is it and who can help me implement it?

Pillars of Climate Smart Agriculture. FAO.

 What exactly is climate smart agriculture? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations coined the term climate smart agriculture as “an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural...

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment



Hello,  My name is Valerie Perez and I was hired by the Santa Cruz UC Cooperative Extension office as a Community Education Specialist (CES). I recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I received my bachelors in Agricultural...

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:02 PM

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