Agriculture and Horticulture Programs
UCCE Capitol Corridor Programs
Research and extension for the rotational agronomic crops in the Sacramento Valley
Fruit & Nut Crops
Up-to-date information and research regarding fruit and nut crops (excluding grapes).
Livestock & Natural Resources
Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.
The program covers Water Quality, Integrated Pest Management, Forage Crops (alfalfa, sudangrass, oat hay) and Dry Beans.
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.
Urban Integrated Pest Management
Specific pest information on various home, garden, turf, and landscape pests as outlined on the UC Statewide IPM Program website.
Information for vegetable growers in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento counties with an emphasis on Processing Tomato Production.
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.
Serving Colusa, Glenn, and Yolo counties
The program's objectives are to develop and implement educational and applied research programs appropriate for the rice industries in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties, and to collect and disseminate relevant and current information that will improve rice production and maximize net farm income, while conserving natural resources and safeguarding the environment.
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.