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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Event: Walnut Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Field Day

This field day will demonstrate the results of a FREP-funded study on evaluating the benefits of nitrogen management practices in walnuts. The objective of the study was to understand how split fertilizer applications affect nitrate movement below the root zone. This study also sought to quantify the benefits of efficient nitrogen management practices, including potential cost savings and groundwater protection. …

Event: Biochar Field Day

What: The use of biochar in agriculture is a topic that has been generating interest across California. New products are being developed for agricultural applications, and new research on the effects of biochar in cropping systems is underway at many universities. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is teaming up with Department …

Research Update: Understanding Grower Decisions

Project Title: “Understanding Influences on Grower Decision-Making and Adoption of Improved Nitrogen Management Practices” Project Leaders: Mark Lubell, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Patrick Brown, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. Location: Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys

Research Update: Improving Nitrate and Salinity Management in Almonds

Project Title: “Improving nitrate and salinity management strategies for almonds grown under micro-irrigation” Project Leaders: Patrick Brown (Professor) and Daniela Reineke (PhD student), Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis Location: Statewide Overview: The primary goal of this project is to develop best management practices that allow California almond growers with micro-irrigation, to effectively leach salts while minimizing nitrate …