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Compost Field Meeting, July 28

UC Cooperative Extension and UC Davis will host a Healthy Soils Program field meeting on compost on Thursday, July 28th from 10:00am to 11:30am. The meeting will take place off of S. Landi Road, on Roberts Island in the Delta. Presentation topics include how to acquire compost, different types of compost, how compost can improve soil health and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and how to apply for cost-share funding. The meeting location is where we are trialing different rates of green waste compost application for potential soil health and alfalfa yield benefits. Preliminary results will be described. Attendance is free, and registration is not required. Continuing education credits will be offered (CCA and N management applications pending). The agenda is pasted below, and a downloadable version is attached. The UC Cooperative Extension programming appreciates your interest, and looks forward to connecting with you later this month!


10:00am           Welcome and introductions
                        Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE
10:05am           What is compost? What kinds of composts are there? How do I order it?
                        Suellen Witham, Westside Spreading
10:20am           The CDFA Healthy Soils Program – What practices are eligible?
                        Hope Zabronsky, UC ANR/CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture Partnership
10:35am           Compost for soil improvement and greenhouse gas mitigation
                        Rad Schmidt, UC Davis
10:50am           Comparing soil health outcomes of forage crop rotation strategies during transition to organic
                        Oren Hoffman, UC Davis
11:05am           Soil amendment trials in alfalfa – observations and preliminary results
                        Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Rachael Long, UCCE
11:20am           Discussion, viewing of field plots, evaluation
Attached Files

2022-7-28 Meeting Agenda FINAL 

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