SAFS News Releases

June, 2007

UC sustainable farming systems field day June 22

DAVIS – Soil, water and energy on the farm are the focus of the 19th annual field day of the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) project. The event takes place this year on a cooperating grower's farm in Woodland.

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June, 2006

A field day with sustainable ag
(Reprinted from Capital Press)

DAVIS Sustainable agriculture researchers had their day in the sun June 22 as they showed off some of their latest work designed to help farmers reduce inputs.

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June, 2006

Sustainable farming systems field day June 22

DAVIS – A 19-year-old farming comparison project at the UC Davis Russell Ranch, which has shown that cover crops and conservation tillage are useful techniques for developing sustainable agricultural systems, will be in the spotlight at an annual field day and open house, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22.

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June, 2005

Sustainable ag field day showcases experiments
(Reprinted from the Davis Enterprise)

UC Davis researchers are studying farming techniques such as reduced tillage, the use of cover crops in winter and underground drip irrigation to reduce weeds and pests, cut costs and lessen environmental impacts without decreasing yields.

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May, 2005

Sustainable farming systems field day June 23

Conservation tillage updates, water quality research data and a grower panel will be showcased at the 17-year-old farming comparison project at UC Davis' Russell Ranch on June 23. The Russell Ranch is home to long-term agriculture studies and provides a living laboratory for students and the new Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.

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2005 Conservation Tillage Farm Tours   (June 16, 8:00 AM 4:00 PM)

This year's conservation tillage (CT) conferences, sponsored by the UC/NRCS Conservation Tillage Workgroup, will feature tours of San Joaquin Valley cotton, tomato and dairy forage farms using a wide range of conservation tillage practices. CT 2005 continues the tradition of providing state-of-the-art information on CT systems being evaluated throughout the Valley.

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August, 2004

Conservation tillage sustainable ag field day showcases research

Beautiful weather and fresh produce from local farmers provided the backdrop for a successful conservation tillage/sustainable agriculture field day at UC Davis’ Russell Ranch in June. The field day highlighted research results and the evolution of UCD’s 16-year Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) project into a conservation tillage experiment.

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July 21, 2004

UC to host Western States 2004 Conservation Tillage conference in Five Points

The focus of the University of California's annual Conservation Tillage Conference, Sept. 8 and 9 at the UC Westside Research and Extension Center near Five Points, integrates the farmers' bottom line with preservation of California's natural resources.

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June 4, 2004

Conservation tillage comparison emerges from 16-year study of sustainable farming practices

DAVIS -- A new location and purpose for a successful 16-year-old farming comparison project at UC Davis will be revealed at a field day June 24. The study of alternative practices, which has helped change the way Sacramento Valley farmers grow field crops, has evolved into a farming systems experiment focused on conservation tillage.

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