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Sarah Light

Area CE Agronomy Advisor
Sutter-Yuba UC Cooperative Extension
142A Garden Highway
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 822-7515
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Also in:
Colusa County

Education

M.S. Soil Science, Oregon State University. 2016
M.S. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University. 2016
B.A. Latin American Studies, Brandeis University. 2005

Specialty

Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Grains, Corn, Sorghum, Barley, Sunflower, Safflower, Oil Seed (canola, soybean), Pseudo-cereal (buckwheat, chia, quinoa, amaranth)

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Xue, J; Bali, KM; Light, SE; Hessels, T; Kisekkaa, I (2020). Evaluation of remote sensing-based evapotranspiration models against surface renewal in almonds, tomatoes and maize. Agricultural Water Management. 238. April 20.
  • Phillips, C; Light, S; Lindsey, A; Wanzek, TA; Meyer, KM; Trippe, K (2020). Preliminary evaluation of a decision support tool for biochar amendment. Biochar. Springer. Published online. February 19.
  • Phillips, CL; Light, SE; Gollany, HT; Chiu, S; Wanzek, T; Meyer, K; Trippe, KM (2019). Can biochar conserve water in Oregon agricultural soils? Soil & Tillage Research. 198. November 28.
  • RF, Long; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Mathesius, K; Bali, K; Light, S; Galla, M; Mueller, S; Fulton, A; Clark, N; Meyer, RD (2019). Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) Production in California. ANR Publication.D. Putnam. Davis, Ca, UCANR. 8634. January. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8634.pdf
  • Long, RF; Gulya, T; Light, SE; Bali, K; Mathesius, K; Meyer, RD (2019). Sunflower Hybrid Seed Production in California. UCANR Publication. 8638. March. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8638.pdf

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Berris, H; Light, SE (2020). BeeSafe: BotaniGard Maxx Best Management Practices in Hemp. June. https://ucanr.edu/sites/sutteryuba/files/328743.pdf
  • SE, Light (2020). Bulk Density Demo. UCCE Sutter-Yuba. September 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UltHwHnVs-8&feature=emb_logo
  • Park, B; Light, SE (2020). Equipment to Manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 7. September. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf
  • Light, SE (2020). Final Project Report: Reducing Weed Pressure During Stand Establishment Using Pre-Plant Weed Germination Followed by Mechanical or Chemical Control. California Alfalfa and Forage Research Foundation. October.
  • Clark, N; Getts, T; Galdi, G; Nelsen, T; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Light, S; Mathesius, K; Lundy, M (2020). Hand-held electronic devices help you make better nitrogen fertilizer decisions. UC Small Grains Blog. June 30.
  • Light, SE; Vinchesi-Vahl, A (2020). Healthy Soils Demonstration Project Results: Winter Cover Crops in Annual Rotations. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. September. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf
  • Leinfelder-Miles, M; Clark, N; Light, S; Mathesius, K; Getts, T; Galdi, G; Nelsen, T; Lundy, M (2020). Implementing N-Rich Reference Zones to Inform In-Season N Fertilization Practices. UC Small Grains Blog. May 27.
  • Light, SE (2020). Incorporating Compost in your Fertilizer Program. California Fresh Fruit Magazine. 37:1, 10. January.
  • Giang, D; Mathesius, K; Light, SE; Nelsen, T; Leinfelder-Miles, ML; Lundy, M (2020). In-field Soil Nitrate Quite Test: California Grain Production. April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaMxiDsov04&feature=emb_logo
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Alyssa Devincentis, Emily James, Victor Briones. Soil Health Connection. May 12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAH7HJI2av8&t=33s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Becca Lucas, CalCAN. Soil Health Connection. September 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLG8XAsmxNc
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Billy Synk, Project Apis m. Soil Health Connection. November 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8NcUC4yqPk&t=20s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Brandi Murphy, NRCS Soil Conservationist. Soil Health Connection. October 26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH8DxicMEK0
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Cindy Daley, Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems. Soil Health Connection. May 27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAH7HJI2av8&t=33s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Daniel Geisseler, UC Davis Nutrient Management Specialist. Soil Health Connection i. June 23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPdiEZUOx3k
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Jeff Borum, California Soil Health Network. Soil Health Connection. August 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHBpelzRd4g
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Jeff Mitchell, CASI Center UC Davis. Soil Health Connection. June 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEaAiUfJk6Y&t=14s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Jessica Charts, Soil Biogeochemist. Soil Health Connection. August 26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P0FMOxZRmg&t=2s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Jim Pingrey, Crop Consultant and Pest Control Advisor. Soil Health Connection. August 11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-7HDiboypo
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Kabir Zahangir, NRCS. Soil Health Connection. June 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slUo2NqyGig&t=4s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Kim Gallagher, Erdman Farm. Soil Health Connection. July 22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA1uCah-UBs
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Margaret Smither-Kopperl, NRCS Plant Materials Center. Soil Health Connection. June 24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEMfYWMWlRQ
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Shannon Cappellazzi, Soil Health Institute. Soil Health Connection. July 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-MupYWLcY&t=537s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Ted Kingsley, Kingsley Farms. Soil Health Connection. October 9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaIXAyXKOX4&t=11s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Interview: Tom Johnson, Kamprath Seed. Soil Health Connection. August 13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u1IoM8g63g
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Intrevista: Amelie Gaudin, UC Davis Professor of Agroecology. Soil Health Connection en Espanol. July 15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbmULIZ28vI&t=26s
  • Light, SE; Harper, E (2020). Intrevista: Sam Sandoval, Profesor de Hidrologia UC Davis. Soil Health Connection en Espanol. September 23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRN1My7dF5U&t=87s
  • Light, SE (2020). Managing Soil Fertility with Organic Amendments. Organic Farmer. 3:2. April/May.
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2020). Managing Sunflower Head Moth. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. July. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes85829.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2020). New California blackeye varieties show resistance to cowpea aphid. UC Dry Bean Blog. August 15. http://beans.ucanr.org/?blogpost=43376&blogasset=91063
  • Light, SE; Gallagher, K; Nelsen, T; Lundy, M (2020). N-Rich Reference Zone Case Study: Colusa County 2019-2020. November.
  • Light, SE; Long, RF (2020). Pest Management Benefits of Implementing Soil Health Practices. CAPCA Adviser. California Association of Pest Control Advisers. 23:3. June.
  • Light, SE (2020). Project Summaries. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. July.
  • Berris, H; Light, SE (2020). Protecting Bees in Hemp Production. Organic Farmer. 3:4. August/September.
  • Long, RF; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Light, SE; Putnam, D; Murdock, J; Sumner, DA (2020). Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Alfalfa Hay. UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center. October. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/02/ee/02ee0710-8c2c-41ea-8b25-736d1854b737/alfalfasvdraft10420.pdf
  • Light, SE; Long, RF (2020). Why Aren't My Crops Drying Down. UC Dry Bean Blog. September 18. http://beans.ucanr.edu/?blogpost=43708&blogasset=91063
  • Light, SE; Vinchesi-Vahl, A (2020). Winter Cover Crop Performance in the Sacramento Valley. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 7. September. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf
  • Lundy, M; Nelsen, T; McCullough, E; Light, S; Mathesius, K; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Sosnoskie, L; Clark, N; Marsh, B; Wilson, R; Culp, D; Solorio, R (2019). 2018-19 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Results. UC Small Grains Blog. September 29.
  • Roberts, PA; Huynh, BL; Clark, NE; Matthews, WC; Light, SE; Long, RF (2019). BLACKEYE VARIETAL IMPROVEMENT - 2019 PROGRESS REPORT. University of California Dry Bean Research 2019 Progress Report. California Dry Bean Advisory Board.
  • Light, SE (2019). Management Practices to Improve Soil Function. Progressive Crop Consultant. 4:4, 22-24. July/August 2019.
  • Light, SE (2019). Organic Amendment Managent. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 4. December.
  • Mathesius, KP; Light, SE (2019). Septoria Leaf Blotch: Reducing Inoculum After a Pathogen-friendly Winter. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Blog. July 16, 2019. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=30817
  • Light, SE; Geisseler, D (2019). Soil Sampling: A Review and Resources. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes78769.pdf
  • Mathesius, KP; Swett, C; Light, SE (2019). Stripe Rust: be on the lookout. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Blog. March 11, 2019. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=29651
  • Ligh, SE; Aegerter, B (2019). Tips for In-Field Diagnosis and Sampling. CAPCA Adviser. 22:3, 44-48. June 2019.
  • Light, SE (2019). Using Compost. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. December.
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2019). Vegetated filter strips for water quality protection on farms. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Winter 2019. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes78769.pdf
  • Light, SE; Vinchesi, A (2019). Winter Weed Observations in Cover Crop Research Plots. UC Weed Science Blog. March 27, 2019. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=29772
  • Lundy, M; George, NA; Rodriquez, M; McCullough, E; Nelsen, T; Becker, T; Matheius, K; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Krill-Brown, A; Galla, M; Light, S; Marsh, B; Wright, SD; Clark, N; Solorio, R; Maciel, F (2018). 2017-2018 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Results Update. UC Small Grains Blog. October 18.
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2018). Abiotic disorders to watch for in hybrid sunflower seed production. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 3. Summer. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes75475.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Accurate Diagnosis is Necessary for Disease Management. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 2. Winter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes73810.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2018). Ascochyta blight found in garbanzo beans in the Sacramento Valley. UC Dry Bean Blog. February 9. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=26328
  • Light, SE (2018). Avoiding and Managing Soil Compaction. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 3. Summer. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes75475.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Charcoal Rot on Garbanzos in the Sacramento Valley. UC Dry Bean Blog. June 25. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27415
  • Light, SE; Mathesius, K (2018). Concepts in Soil Nitrate Management in Wheat and Other Winter Grasses. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 2. Winter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes73810.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Cover Crop Management in Annual Farming Systems. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 4. Fall. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes76822.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2018). Disease issues in garbanzo production in the Sacramento Valley. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 3. Summer. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes75475.pdf
  • Long, RF; Galla, M; Mathesius, K; Light, S; Putnam, D (2018). Key to managing springtime weeds in seedling alfalfa stands: Patience. Alfalfa and Forage News. April 6. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=26814
  • Light, S; Niederholzer, F (2018). Optimizing on farm inputs: strategies to reduce the off-farm movement of environmental contaminants. Progressive Crop Consultant.K. Coatney. JCS Marketing. 3:5, 8-12. Sept/Oct. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/fullscreen/62119532/pcc-septoct-2018-final-e
  • Clark, N; Light, SE; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Long, R; Stewart, D (2018). Sample costs to produce garbanzo beans (chickpea) in Southern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCANR Agricultural Issues Center. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/5b/00/5b001795-5a45-4340-a83f-76ca9d8ce6af/2018garbanzobeansjvsouthfinaldraft3118.pdf
  • Light, SE; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Long, R; Clark, N; Stewart, D (2018). Sample costs to produce garbanzo beans (chickpea) in the Sacramento Valley and the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCANR Agricultural Issues Center. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/8c/23/8c232c39-e3b8-4f12-ac02-911cb4602cc2/2018garbanzobeansacvalfinaldraft22018.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE; Galla, M; Murdock, J (2018). Sample costs to produce sunflowers for hybrid seed in the Sacramento Valley. Davis, CA, UCANR Agricultural Issues Center. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/18/2d/182dcc66-2b3e-4048-b639-b87d0a6456fd/2018sunflowerssacval-finaldraft_92618.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Strategies to Reduce Disease on Your Farm. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 2. Winter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes73810.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Why I left my Boots in Mozambique. UC Weed Science Blog. September 24. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=28246
  • Light, SE (2017). Meet our new Agronomy Advisor in Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa Counties!S. Light. August. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes70414.pdf
  • Phillips, C; Light, S; Lindsey, A; Trippe, K (2017). Pacific Northwest Biochar Atlas. Corvallis, OR. www.pnwbiochar.org

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