SAFS Newsletters


Summer 2007 - Vol. 7/No. 3



Putting a value on environmental services, quality
(from page 1)

Effects of alternative agricultural practices on pesticide detection, concentration in runoff water
(from page 3)

Taking it to the farm: SAFS field day June 22, 2007

Join us for the annual SAFS field day on June 22 at Muller and Sons farm in Woodland, County Roads 95 and 19. We will present field results on runoff and soil carbon, weed management, county crop production, the soil food web, and the economics of alternative management practices. A grower panel will discuss water quality and reducing farm energy costs. The keynote speaker is Tom Tomich, head of the new UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute, and the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. Sign-in at 8 a.m. and stay for lunch; events conclude at 1 p.m. The cost is $5; students and growers are free. Details at, or call (530) 754-6497, or email or

—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
Principal Agricultural
Technician Supervisor
  Israel Herrera,
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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