Join UC SAREP in touring three organic farms in the Capay Valley that are integrating cover crops and grazing into their orchard and vineyard systems. Through discussion, demonstrations, and presentations, farm operators, researchers, and agricultural professionals will highlight:
- Strategies for integrating cover crops into orchards and vineyards
- Impacts of cover cropping and grazing on soil health
- Funding and information resources for growing cover crops
There will be ample opportunity for networking and for attendees to share their experiences and concerns.
CEUs - CCA: Soil & Water Management (.5), IPM (.5), Crop Management (1.5)
- Fully Belly Farm
- Pasture 42
- Vitis & Ovis
- Rory Crowley, Director of Habitat Programs, Project Apis m.
- Amélie Gaudin, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, Endowed Chair in Agroecology
- Hope Zabronsky, Climate Smart Agriculture Program lead, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1pm-5pm
Where: The tour will begin at Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA
What to expect: This event will take place outdoors on working farms. Please expect uneven ground and exposure to the elements. In the event of severe weather conditions, the event may be canceled. Participants are expected to drive to each farm in their own vehicles. In the registration confirmation email, there will be a link to a carpool sign-up form.
Contact: Rachael Callahan, email@example.com
Registration: CLOSED. The event has reached capacity. Please consider registering for the Cover Cropping in Conventional Orchards and Vineyards: Arbuckle Area Tour.
Funding for this tour was provided by a grant from Western SARE.