Mobile Irrigation Lab
The Yolo County RCD is partnering with the RCD of Tehama County to bring the services of the Mobile Irrigation Lab to growers in Yolo County. This service provides on-site evaluations of agricultural irrigation systems to determine efficiency rating and application rate. The goal is to give growers an overall snapshot of their irrigation system, provide scheduling information and give recommendations to imiprove efficiency.
Annual Restoration Workshop
April 26, 2017 8 am - 2 pm
Cache Creek Nature Preserve at 34199 County Road 20 Woodland, CA
The Cache Creek Conservancy and the Yolo County RCD are hosting their Annual Restoration Workshop. Experts from the Department of Pesticide Regulation, Wilbur Ellis and UC Davis will cover these topics:
The $10 registration fee helps provide snacks and a light lunch. DPR credits have been requested. For more information and registration click here or call (530) 661-1070.
CNGA's 10th annual Field Day
April 21, 2017, check in: 8:00 am, program: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
at Hedgerow Farms 21905 County Road 88 Winters, CA
Join us to celebrate this special 10th anniversary field day. Multiple experts from previous events have been inviged to lead field tours and to share pearls of grassland wisdom in a rapid-fire series of lunch-time talks that you won't want to miss. Enjoy ten years of techniques, tips, tricks and discussions.
Register online at www.cnga.org or call (530) 902-6009
On-Farm Clean Energy
NET ENERGY METERING AGGREGATION allows electrical customers greater flexibility in their siting and usage of renewable energy facilities. It can significantly reduce your electricity costs and make a renewable energy installation more economical.
This new feature of California’s Net Energy Metering program
was added early in 2014 through the passage of Senate Bill
For more information visit CalCAN
Healthy Soils, Quality Food
Scott Park, of Park Farming, has discovered the connection between healthy soils, a healthy environment and high-quality
products on his Sutter County, California farm. That connection benefits both his operation and the local cannery that
purchases his processing tomato product. https://www.youtube.com/user/NRCSCalifornia
Conservation Agriculture Videos Featuring Yolo County Farmers
The second segment of the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation (CASI) six-part video documentary is on the CASI website, http://CASI.ucanr.edu. California farmers have tended to adopt “clean cultivation” systems, but research has shown that maintenance of residues from the previous crop or a winter cover crop helps improve soil and reduces evaporation from the surface.
Tuleyome Tales: Partnership Helps Eradicate Invasive Grass
Ravenna grass lines the edge of Cache Creek. Courtesy photo
By Victoria Brandon
A remarkable partnership project recently made great strides in eradicating a potentially devastating infestation of Ravenna grass (Saccharum ravennae) from some 70 miles of Cache Creek in Lake and Yolo counties. This invasive weed, which was deliberately introduced to California as an ornamental and has been described as “pampas grass on steroids,” could profoundly degrade riparian areas throughout the region if not controlled, and control is particularly difficult because so many of the plants are found in steep, inaccessible terrain deep in the Cache Creek Wilderness.
The control project was sponsored by the tri-county Cache Creek Watershed Forum stakeholder group, with primary management responsibility shared by the East Lake and Yolo County Resource Conservation Districts and Bureau of Land Management.
[ Read the complete article here on the Davis Enterprise Website]