SAFS Newsletters


Summer 2008 - Vol. 8/No. 3



Effects of Agricultural Management on Nematode – Mite Assemblages: Studies suggest they provide information on soil health, fertility
(from page 1)

Resource use reduction from conservation tillage
(from page 3)

June 17 Russell Ranch/SAFS field day

Welcome to the Russell Ranch/SAFS Project, Summer 2008, Vol. 8/No. 3 newsletter, which presents research results from the UC Davis Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility. The articles here continue our efforts to provide useful information on economically and ecologically sustainable research and management practices for California growers. The research described is based on experiments with the Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) project, which is funded through 2009 by CalFed. Note: Please join us for our annual field day Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Russell Ranch facility in Davis. The editor of California Farmer Magazine, Len Richardson, will be the keynote speaker. 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, Deputy Director ASI
Soil Fertility     Will Horwath
Soil & Water Relations     Jeff Mitchell
Weed Ecology     Tom Lanini

SAFS Technical Staff
Research Manager     Martin Burger
Crop Production Manager     Dennis Bryant, Crop Production Manager
Principal Agricultural
Technician Supervisor
  Israel Herrera
Project Technicians     Brittany Smith, Patricia Lazicki

SAFS Technical Advisors
UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors,
Yolo & Solano counties  
  Gene Miyao, 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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