Capitol Corridor
Capitol Corridor
Capitol Corridor
University of California
Capitol Corridor

Agriculture, Horticulture, and Pest Management Programs

UCCE Capitol Corridor Programs

Environmental Horticulture
Applied research and extension aimed at improving the climate sustainability and ecological performance of urban landscaping and urban forests, as well as promoting the equitable distribution of benefits from urban plans.
Joanna Solins    Email:     Phone: 916-875-2409

Food Systems
Website coming soon!
Olivia Henry    Email:    Phone: 707-389-0723

Fruit & Nut Crops

Up-to-date information and research regarding fruit and nut crops (excluding grapes).
Katherine Jarvis-Shean     Email:     Phone: 530-377-9528

Livestock & Natural Resources

Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.
Morgan Doran     Email:     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 (Emeritus)     Phone: 530-666-8143

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:     Phone: 530-564-8642

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:     Phone: 530-750-1241

Vegetable Crops

Information for vegetable growers in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento counties with an emphasis on Processing Tomato Production.
Patricia Lazicki     Email:     Phone: 530-666-8732

The Wildlife Program aims to increase understanding of management practices that reduce pest problems, promote ecological sustainability, and increase farm viability. The program tackles issues that aid in reducing human-wildlife conflict and enhancing mutual benefits of humans and wildlife.
Breanna Martinico     Email:     Phone: 707-253-4141

Cross-County Programs

Serving Glenn, Butte, Tehama, Shasta, Sutter-Yuba, Siskiyou, Colusa, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties
Specific programs in Dairy Science address the complex issues of animal health and welfare, dairy waste management, and water quality. Programs are developed locally, but have a national scope, serving to improve the quality and safety of milk and dairy foods and to encourage environmentally sound dairy management.
Betsy Karle     Phone: 530-865-1156

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:     Phone: 209-953-6100

Rice - Sacramento County

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:     Phone: 530-822-7515

Rice - Yolo County
Serving Colusa and Yolo counties
General objectives of the Rice Farming Systems program are:

  • To develop and implement educational and applied research programs appropriate for the rice industries in Colusa and Yolo Counties.
  • 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.

Sarah Marsh     Email:     Phone: 530-458-0578 or 530-203-8585

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