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Posts Tagged: Climate Change

Agroforestry and Climate Smart Agriculture

Photo by Jet Kim on Unsplash

There has been much buzz and renewed interest recently in planting trees as a tool to combat both the causes and impacts of climate change. But what role do trees play in climate-smart agriculture? With respect to building healthy soils, tree canopy and...

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Soil Armor at the Dairy

No till wheat corn

When you think of armor, you might think of medieval knights protecting damsels in distress. For Frank Fernandes of Legacy Ranch, though, the damsel in distress is his soil. To protect his soil from compaction and weed pressure, he has experimented with...

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM
  • Author: shulamit Shroder
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment Food

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

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