Russell Ranch blog roll
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.
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.
By Mariah Coley
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.
For many years, a key international strategy to ending hunger has been to grow more food: push for higher yields, develop ways for farmers to intensify their farming, focus on technologies that drive both. But that focus may be shifting towards another strategy that better accounts for the environment and human well-being – agroecology.
Russell Ranch Director Kate Scow and fellow UC Davis faculty Thomas Harter, Helen Dahlke, and Toby O'Geen weigh in on the importance of measuring, managing, and protecting our precious groundwater resources.
UCSB, the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, UC Davis researchers and PowWow Energy receive funding from the CEC to deploy an elegant method to measure groundwater use and to help growers deal with the state’s water crisis.