Virtual Field Day March 24th

Mar 1, 2021

The University of California Cooperative Extension and theColusa County Resource Conservation District are co-hosting a Virtual Field Day on March 24th from 10:00am-12:00pm. The event will focus on winter cover cropping in annual systems in the Sacramento Valley and topics will include a field tour of two current project sites, project findings from previous projects with both winter and summer cover crops, and information on cover crop variety selection and management. Registration is free but required for the Zoom link:

We hope you can join us!  Contact Sarah Light for questions. 



Virtual Field Day:

Winter Cover Cropping in  the Sacramento Valley 

       Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 - 10:00am-12:00pm

       Cures CEU Credits—2 hours 

 Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credits - 2 hours 

10:00  -  Registration Time 


10:00 - 10:20 -  Welcome and Overview 

Liz Harper, Sierra Reading, Colusa County Resource Conservation District 

Sarah E Light, UCCE Sutter, Yuba and Colusa Counties 


10:20 - 10:50 -  Introduction to Cover Crop Demonstration Sites and Research Projects
Sarah Light and Liz Harper 

  1. Davis Ranches Site: Evaluation of Soil Moisture Dynamics

  2. River Road Site: Evaluation of Cover Crops to Mitigate Soil Compaction


10:50 - 11:05 -   Evaluation of two cover crop rates on annual rotations in the Sacramento Valley
Sarah E Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor for Sutter, Yuba and Colusa Counties 

Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE Vegetable Crops Advisor for Sutter, Yuba and Colusa Counties

(2 min for Questions) 


11:05 - 11:20 -   A Case Study of Warm-season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta

Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Delta Farm Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County

Brenna Aegerter, Vegetable Crops Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County

(2 min for Questions) 


11:20 - 11:35 -   Greenhouse Gas Monitoring of a Cover Crop Field 

Veronica Suarez, UC Davis Graduate Student 


11:35 - 11:50 -   Cover cropping, when and what to use and what to do with it

Tom Johnson, Agronomist for Kamprath Seed  

(2 min for Questions) 


11:50 - 12:00 - Closing Questions and Thank Yous 

By Sarah Light
Author - Agronomy Farm Advisor

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