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Climate Smart Agriculture Blog

  • Potatoes After Cover Crops

    Added August 11, 2021
    5 different cover crop mixes were terminated in Shafter on March 18, 2021 using a disc harrow.

      Cover crops can provide many soil and ecosystem benefits, like improving water infiltration and providing resources for pollinators. However, we don't yet know which cover crop species are best suited for specific cash crops.  To answer...

  • Grower Profile #6: Daniel Unruh, Successful Cover Crop Stand in an Orchard System

    Added June 21, 2021
    Unruh walnut orchard and cover crops in March, 2021

      Daniel Unruh, and his family, farm just under 200 acres of walnuts alongside the Sacramento River, just outside of Princeton, CA. The walnut orchard is irrigated with solid set sprinklers and is only irrigated when needed, or if there is not...

  • Grower Profile #5: Steven Cardoza, Fresno California

    Added June 10, 2021
    Figure 1: Happy bees and the cover crops. Photo by Samikshya Budhathoki.

    Steven Cardoza farms 300 acres of organic raisin grapes with his father in Fresno County, California. He met with us recently to share his experiences with cover cropping and more broadly, his transition towards regenerative agriculture.  Steven...

Climate Smart Ag in the News!

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

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Almond orchard recycling a climate-smart strategy from Science Daily on April 1st, 2020

Climate-Smart Team Announced for Farmers from California Ag Today on December 5th, 2019

Dairy Producers Turn to Compost as Climate Solution from CalCAN on September 25th, 2019

Fire Resiliency for Farmers and Ranchers from Mendocino County Public and Community Radio on Aug 26th, 2019

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




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