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Climate Smart Agriculture Blog

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

    Added August 13, 2019
    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...

  • Mendocino County Healthy Soil Award Winners

    Added July 29, 2019
    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...

  • Avocado Growers Talk Cover Crops

    Added July 23, 2019
    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,...

Climate Smart Ag in the News!

Check out the latest media coverage of our program and related info:

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New UC Climate Smart Ag Team Underway Shows Results from CalCAN on June 17th, 2019

Secretary Ross at UN Climate Change Conference in Germany from CDFA's Planting Seeds blog on June 17th, 2019

CDFA and UCANR join forces to advance climate-smart agriculture in California from UCANR News Releases on October 24, 2018




Congratulations to the latest:

2018 Healthy Soils Recipients


2018 SWEEP Recipients

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