26/11/2019: Steve Haring, a Ph.D. student at UC Davis, talks to Phoebe Goron about using cover crops for weed suppression in almond orchards. Listen HERE!
10/4/19: Research update: a new report of the on-going almond cover crop research is available in the West Coast Nut October Issue: https://www.wcngg.com/2019/10/04/cover-cropping-in-almonds-exploring-benefits-and-tradeoffs/
9/1/19: How do you select the right cover crop for Kern county? Check out the West Coast Nut article at https://www.wcngg.com/2019/09/01/cover-crops-in-almonds/
8/1/19: The project is featured in the Blue Diamond Growers Almond Facts pages. 20-21 available at: http://www.bluediamondgrowers.com/almondfacts/jul-aug-2019/jul-aug-2019.pdf
7/17/19: Research update: Orchard Cover Crop Seed Selection: New Sacramento Valley article at http://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/almonds/horticulture/cover-crop-seed-selection/
6/30/19: Research update: Our recently published research review is available at: http://thealmonddoctor.com/2019/06/30/cover-crop-research-almonds/
6/1/19: Research update: Newly released Almond Board of California article “Research begins busting myths around cover crops” : http://newsroom.almonds.com/content/research-begins-busting-myths-around-cover-crops
2/29/19: Thank you to all who participated/attended the Field Day and thank you for all of the great questions!
2/25/19: Curious about cover crops in almond? We will share our results and discuss cover crop management for almond at our Field Day March 21st in Merced.
1/11/19: We installed stations to determine cover crop effects on frost incidence in Tehama County.
12/15/18: All sites are seeded. Looking forward to a productive cover crop season.
12/6/18: Another successful Almond Board Conference. You can find our talk here.
11/9/18: We seeded our Tehama County site today!
11/2/18: Our Kern County site was seeded today!
10/31/18: Our project was featured in the Western Farm Press!
10/15/18: Our research update was published in the UCCE Tehama County Newsletter.
09/7/18: Our Merced site is harvested!
09/1/18: Our project is featured in the CalCAN Climate Change and Agricultural Recommendations to the California Governor (page 35). You can read the report here.
08/28/18: We harvested our Tehama County site today!
08/22/18: Our research has been funded for another year by the Almond Board. Thanks to the whole team for putting together the report!
08/15/18: Our Kern County site was harvested today!
07/5/18: Cynthia received Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship! Thanks for your support!
05/10/18: Steve Haring was awarded a CDPR Pest Management Alliance Grant. Well done!
05/1/18: We were awarded a CDFA Healthy Soil Demonstration Grant. Getting ready for Field Days!
04/20/18: Cynthia received a Western SARE Graduate Student Award! Research updates are available here.
12/15/17: Our frost stations are installed and monitoring the orchard!
12/1/17: Our survey is ready. If you are an almond grower, please share your thoughts!
11/6/17: Our sites are seeded with cover crops. Looking forward to a productive season!
11/1/17: Our Almond Board of California (ABC) research update is available here.
10/30/17: Cover crop seeding has begun!