Capitol Corridor
University of California
Capitol Corridor

Agriculture and Horticulture Programs

UCCE Capitol Corridor Programs

Agronomy
Research and extension for the rotational agronomic crops in the Sacramento Valley

Konrad Mathesius     Email: kpmathesius@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-218-7567


Fruit & Nut Crops

Up-to-date information and research regarding fruit and nut crops (excluding grapes).

Katherine Jarvis-Shean     Email: kjarvisshean@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-377-9528


Livestock & Natural Resources

Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.

Morgan Doran     Email: mpdoran@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-666-8738


Pest Management

The program covers Water Quality, Integrated Pest Management, Forage Crops (alfalfa, sudangrass, oat hay) and Dry Beans.

Rachael Long     Email: rflong@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-666-8734


Small and Organic Farms

Focused on growers, often with diverse crops, and selling direct to consumers.  Supports conventional and organic production systems. 

Margaret Lloyd     Email: mglloyd@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-666-8146


Urban Integrated Pest Management

Specific pest information on various home, garden, turf, and landscape pests as outlined on the UC Statewide IPM Program website.

Karey Windbiel-Rojas     Email: kwindbiel@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-750-1241


Vegetable Crops

Information for vegetable growers in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento counties with an emphasis on Processing Tomato Production.

Gene Miyao     Email: emmiyao@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-666-8732


Environmental Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture
Research work conducted by former Advisor, Chuck Ingels

Cross-County Programs

Delta Crops
Serving San Joaquin, Sacramento, Solano, Yolo, and Contra Costa counties
Information on crops grown specifically around the Delta including alfalfa and forage, corn and small grains, and rice.  Additional information on soil and water quality and weed science.

Michelle Leinfelder-Miles     Email: mmleinfeldermiles@ucanr.edu     Phone: 209-953-6100


Rice

Serving Sutter, Yuba, Placer, and Sacramento counties
Future outreach ideas include a rice-specific workshop on weed management and identification and some videos on weed identification and seed collection. With the other farm advisors, I will be involved in research on the emerging weed issues, including red rice and winged primrose willow. Currently, I am involved in research focusing on identifying and managing herbicide resistance, since that is a concern for many rice growers. Over the next 1 to 2 years, this will include surveying and screening for resistant populations in growers' fields.

Whitney Brim-DeForest     Email: wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu     Phone: 530-822-7515

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