Reminder: Healthy Soils and Field Crops Meeting on Wednesday, February 19th

Feb 18, 2020

Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting

Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 8:45am - Noon


8:45 am     Coffee and Registration

8:55 am     Welcome

                  Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties


Healthy Soils

9:00 am     CDFA Healthy Soils Program Overview, 2020 Funding, and UC Technical Assistance

                  Emily Lovell and Dana Brady, UCCE Climate Smart Agriculture Program Specialists


                  Update on UCCE Healthy Soils Projects in the Region

                  Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties


                  Nitrogen Availability from Soil Organic Matter and Organic Amendments

                  Daniel Geisseler, UCCE Nutrient Management Specialist 


                  Soil Health Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations

                  Nicole Tautges, Chief Scientist, Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Facility 


10:20 am   Break


Pest Management 

10:30 am   Agronomic strategies to improve pest management in field crops

                  Rachael Long, UCCE Farm Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, Solano Counties


Laws and Regs

11:00 am   Regulatory Update: Top 10 Violations

                  Scott Bowden, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County


 11:30 am   Sutter County Hemp Update

                  Nicolas Oliver, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County 


                  UC Hemp Research Update

                  Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties


12:00 am   Evaluation and Adjourn


Meeting Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Co-Sponsored by: Sutter County Agricultural Department


PCA and Private Applicator Credit—1 hour approved

CCA Credit—3 hours approved

Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credit—1 hour approved



Our programs are open to all potential participants.  

If you require special accommodations, please contact Sutter-Yuba UCCE at 530-822-7115


By Sarah Light
Author - Area CE Agronomy Advisor