Soil Health and Cover Cropping Field Meeting

Aug 19, 2019

Soil Health and Cover Cropping Field Meeting

Aug 19, 2019

UC Cooperative Extension will host a Soil Health and Cover Cropping Field Meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 10:00am to noon, on Staten Island in the San Joaquin County Delta. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The meeting will begin with a few presentations at the Staten Island grain silos, on the north end of the island, before showcasing the warm-season legume cover crop that is grown between winter small grains.  We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!


10:00am          Welcome, Introductions, and Project Overview

                       Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE, San Joaquin County

10:20am          “Lightning Talks”

Brief presentations from organizations working on cover cropping and soil health

             Cool Season Cover Cropping: Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE

             Cover Cropping Survey: Ben Weise, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District

             Climate Smart Farming Program: Sara Tiffany, Community Alliance with Family Farmers

             Cover Cropping Incentive Programs: Sonya Miller, USDA-NRCS San Joaquin County

             Summer Cover Crop Options: Valerie Bullard and Margaret Smither-Kopperl, USDA-NRCS                                               Plant Materials Center

10:45am          Caravan to field site

11:00am          Warm Season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta – Preliminary Results from Year 1

                       Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE

11:15am          Viewing of plot

11:45am          Wrap-up and Evaluations

By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
Author - Farm Advisor

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