ASI Blog roll
Recent rainstorms demonstrate the importance of cover crops in maintaining soil surface conditions and preventing runoff.
By Mariah Coley
Adding biochar to a farm's field is an irreversible decision, so understanding its long-term impacts is essential for farmers to make informed decisions.
For many youth in California, agriculture is becoming part of their urban experience. Urban farms, edible parks, and garden education programs are thriving in cities across the state. These places grow food, teach youth job skills, create community green space, and help build food security.
Mark Van Horn, our current Student Farm director is retiring in 2017 and we are looking for someone to take on this key leadership position.
Researchers at Russell Ranch in collaboration with Professor Amelie Gaudin's lab at UC Davis have studied the effects of drip irrigation (single and double subsurface lines) vs. furrow irrigation on organic tomato production and share results from the 2016 field season.
ASI’s own Israel Herrera receives Award of Distinction from College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences— by Laura Crothers — last modified Oct 19, 2016 12:19 PM
Israel Herrera, principal superintendent of the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility at UC Davis, has been presented with a 2016 Award of Distinction by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The award is the highest recognition presented by the College.
Mark Van Horn, director of the Student Farm at UC Davis was awarded the first Mark Van Horn On-Farm Educator Award, established by the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association and presented during the association’s recent biennial conference. In choosing future recipients, the association will look for them to share Mark’s passion for teaching sustainable agriculture and engaging students in the learning process.
California Paves the Way for Reconciling Agriculture and the Environment
Check out our new video to learn more about our work and contribution to sustainable agriculture in California.