SAFS Newsletters


Fall 2006 - Vol. 7/No. 1



Weed control in conservation tillage systems
(from page 1)

Part II: Growers review winter cover crops, conservation tillage
(from page 2)

Looking ahead

Welcome to the Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) Project, Fall 2006, Vol.7/No.1 newsletter, which presents research results from the UC Davis Center for Integrated Farming Systems’ (CIFS) sustainable agriculture project. It is produced in cooperation with the statewide UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. These articles continue our efforts to provide information on economically and ecologically sustainable research and management practices for California growers. To increase our contact with growers, we are considering a fall or winter research update meeting.

We are also very pleased to announce that the SAFS/CIFS research team has received an additional $188,000 to continue water quality research and economic/ecological assessments of winter cover crop and conservation tillage practices from the CalFed program.

—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
Project Technician     Stephanie Ma,

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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