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Lockeford Plant Materials Center 2016 Progress Report

Although 2015 saw a continuation of drought conditions into the fifth year for California, a heavy rainfall event in early December 2014 provided enough moisture to the soil for plant growth to continue even with a dry spring. This report highlights some of the activities at the Lockeford

New Air Quality Incentives for Nut Farmers to Adopt Low-Emission Harvesters

California air quality should get a boost from farmers using lower emission harvesting equipment, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in California. Beginning in 2016, the agency is offering a new incentive option for almond and walnut farmers...

Profiles in Soil Health: Michael Crowell, Turlock, CA

For any California farmer who doubts the soil-health benefits of no-till, Michael Crowell offers this challenge: “Just come look at my soil.” Crowell, 72, and his son and business partner, Adam, 46, own and operate a 270-acre dairy in Turlock Calif....

Profiles in Soil Health: Scott Park, Meridian, CA

When Scott Park began his farming career more than 40 years ago, he farmed pretty much the way everyone else did – conventionally. But Park realized his business model wasn’t sustainable. “Profit margins were quite slight. Watch the video on YouTube!

Profiles in Soil Health: Fritz Durst, Esparto, CA

When you talk to Fritz Durst,  do not call soil “dirt.” “Dirt is what you build a house on. Soil is a living thing,” he will tell you emphatically. That fundamental understanding is the foundation... Watch the video on YouTube!

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