SAFS Newsletters
Winter/Spring 2006 - Vol. 6/No. 2



Long-term comparison of yield and nitrogen use in organic, winter legume cover crop and conventional farming systems
(from page 1)

Can winter cover cropping improve water quality of tail-water discharge?
(from page 3)

SAFS Update: Welcome to the Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) Project, Winter/Spring 2006, Vol. 6/No.2 newsletter, which presents research results from the UC Davis Center for Integrated Farming Systems (CIFS). CIFS is the result of the merger of the campus’ SAFS project and Long Term Research on Agriculture Systems (LTRAS) project. The articles here continue our efforts to provide useful information on economically and ecologically sustainable research and management practices for California growers. We are pleased to work with the statewide UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) on outreach.

Note: Please join us for our annual field day tentatively scheduled for late June 2006. Stay tuned.

—Will Horwath, project leader

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,; Frank Muller,; Bruce Rominger,; Ed Sills,; Tony Turkovich,

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

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