SAFS Newsletters
Spring/Summer 2005 - Vol. 5/No. 3


*Economic & water management reflections*

These articles continue the SAFS’ project efforts to provide growers information on farming practices and research that address environmental issues in California agriculture. The page one article reviews the economic performance of sustainable farming practices based on 2004 project tomato/corn data. The page three article draws on project collaboration with growers to provide information on the effect of conservation tillage and cover crops on the amount and quality of water from winter runoff and summer irrigation return.


Sustainable farming systems field day June 23, 2005   Join us!

Economic performance of sustainable farming practices
(from page 1)

Are alternative agricultural management practices right for water runoff?
(from page 3)

SAFS Principal Investigators
Crop Ecology     Louise Jackson,
Crop Production     Steve Temple,
Economics     Karen Klonsky,
Entomology     Frank Zalom,
Hydrology     Wes Wallender,
Nematology     Howard Ferris,
Plant Pathology     Lynn Epstein,
Soil Microbiology     Kate Scow,
Soil Fertility     Will Horwath,
Soil & Water Relations     Jeff Mitchell,
Weed Ecology     Tom Lanini,

SAFS Technical Staff
Research Manager     Z. Kabir,
Crop Production Manager     Dennis Bryant, LTRAS associate director
Web Content Development     Sam Prentice,

SAFS Technical Advisors
UC Cooperative Extension     Gene Miyao,
Farm Advisors, Yolo &  
Solano Counties  
  Kent Brittan,
Jim Durst,; Scott Park,; Bruce Rominger,; Ed Sills,; Tony Turkovich,

UC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
Cooperating Outreach Staff Publications Editor     Lyra Halprin,
Web Development     James Cannon,
PowerPoint Development     Linda Fugitt,

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