Spring/Summer 2005 - Vol. 5/No. 3
Sustainable farming systems field day June 23, 2005 Join us!
Welcome to the Spring 2005 Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) newsletter. The SAFS
project began in 1988 at the main UC Davis campus and moved to a permanent site at UC Davis’
Long-Term Research in Agricultural Systems (LTRAS) experiment fields west of campus in 2003.
We are pleased to continue working with the statewide UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Education Program (SAREP) on outreach, including our newsletter, Web site and other products.
In this issue we address the profitability of the alternative farming systems we’re
investigating, based on the 2004 cropping season results. We also provide information on
conservation tillage and cover cropping’s effect on the amount and quality of water from winter
runoff and summer irrigation return. The articles continue our efforts to provide useful
information on economically and ecologically sustainable research and management practices for
California growers. Please join us for our June 23, 2005 field day for further updates on our
–– Will Horwath
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