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Posts Tagged: Climate Change

HSP Winner: Meadow Farm Community Land Trust- Mendocino County CA

A bird’s eye view of the 6 acres designated for the HSP project

Just North of Fort Bragg, down a country road, sits a small community with a big mission. “We strive to ameliorate the suffering and other negative impacts of climate disasters” it's stated on their website. Applying for a...

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment Food

Dairy manure and subsurface drip irrigation – can we combine the two?

Presentation about the new systems at the Aug 22nd field day in Chowchilla, CA

Dairies produce lots of milk – and manure. The ingenious dairymen of the Central Valley often use one to produce the other. They grow forage crops like alfalfa and corn that they then feed to their cattle. To provide key nutrients to these crops...

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM
  • Author: Caddie Bergren
  • Author: shulamit Shroder
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment Food

A Regional Perspective: “Alternative” Manure Management or Business As Usual in Imperial County, California

Desert Research and Extension Center Feedlot, Imperial California

You know you have reached the Imperial Valley, located on the southeastern bottom corner of California, when you begin to smell (not carne asada, but you're close) the distinct aroma of cow manure. This smell isn't manure coming from dairy cows as...

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:44 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
 
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