Join the Russell Ranch Team! Recruiting a Project Scientist

July 17, 2019
Project Scientist - Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Facility UC Davis

Job #JPF02937

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02937
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - AGR & ENV SCI DEANS OFFICE
RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: July 15th, 2019

Next review date: Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Russell Ranch Releases 2018 Report

February 06, 2019
2018 Russell Ranch Progress Report

Russell Ranch just released their 2018 Research Report, describing the 25 research projects and findings that were conducted on the Ranch in 2018 alone. Russell Ranch researchers were excited to work with a number of UC Davis faculty, graduate students, and staff, as well as researchers from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and UC Merced, among other institutions.

Agroecological Experiments are Unique Testbeds for Investigating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

October 03, 2018

Organized by the California Department of Conservation and University of California, Davis, the symposium "Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resilience, Food Security and Health" served as an affiliate event to the Governor's "Global Climate Action Summit." The event brought together hundreds of folks across various disciplines for a day full of engaging talks and break out workshops.

Life Underground: Partnering with Soil Microbial Communities on the Farm

December 08, 2017

Tune in to this on-demand webinar from Kate Scow hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This webinar focuses on the challenges and benefits of managing soil biology rather than relying only on chemically based systems, along with the key roles that soil microbes play in agroecosystems.

Powers of Microbes

August 24, 2017
UC Davis graduate students get creative to teach farmers about soil microbiology

If you grew up in the 1980s or 1990s (or were a child at heart during that era), the famous Powers of Ten film likely left an indelible mark in your mind.

The film starts with a couple lounging on a picnic blanket and zooms out to the outer reaches of the universe, then back in to peer into the microscopic world of the human body: from white blood cells to DNA, and finally down to the proton of a carbon atom.

In the News: Soil Health Research at Russell Ranch

June 06, 2017

ASI’s Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility has been home to groundbreaking research in soil health since the 1990s—a legacy showcased in recent media coverage.

Can we increase food production while also increasing the environmental friendliness of agriculture?

This question is increasingly on the minds of California’s lawmakers and farmers, and it is a central focus of the nearly quarter-century of research (and counting) going on at ASI’s Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility.

Microbial Underpinnings of Soil Health Workshop

May 25, 2017

Learn an overview of what exists for soil biology and new directions it may take, and discuss the relationships between soil and human health.

Farmworker Awareness Week

March 30, 2017
Meet Luis Loza Reyes and Gustavo Morales, two of the people essential to the success of our research farm

At Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, It’s almost time to seed corn and transplant tomatoes—the beginning of the busy summer growing season.  Russell Ranch functions as both a research farm and a commercial farm, meaning it’s important to grow high quality grain and produce for market, but the farm requires special attention to ensure researchers can design experiments and collect quality data.  For National Farmworker Awareness week, we want to introduce you to two of the