Capitol Corridor
University of California
Capitol Corridor

Agriculture and Horticulture Programs

UCCE Capitol Corridor Programs

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

Konrad Mathesius
Phone: 530-218-7567

Environmental Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture

Chuck Ingels
Phone: 916-875-6913




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

Katherine Jarvis-Shean
Phone: 530-377-9528


Livestock & Natural Resources
Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.

Morgan Doran
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
Phone: 530-666-8734

Small and Organic Farms
New program focused on growers, often with diverse crops, and selling direct to consumers through roadside stands, farmers markets, CSAs, and restaurants.  Supports both conventional and organic production systems. 

Margaret Lloyd
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
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
Phone: 530-666-8732

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
Phone: 209-953-6100

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
Phone: 530-822-7515

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