SAFS Newsletters


Fall 2008 - Vol. 9/No. 1



Grower panel: How local farmers cope with soaring energy costs
(from page 1)

Cover crops and conservation tillage increase mycorrhizal colonization of corn and tomato roots
(from page 3)

Harvest at Russell Ranch

Welcome to the Russell Ranch/SAFS Project, Fall 2008, Vol. 9/No. 1 newsletter, which presents research results from the UC Davis Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility. The articles here continue our efforts to provide information on 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.

—Will Horwath, project leader

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

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

Technical Advisors
UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors,
Yolo & Solano counties  
  Gene Miyao, Kent Brittan
Jim Durst, Frank Muller, 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

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