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Cover crops in almond orchard. Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California.

Healthy orchards

A cover crop program designed to create a nutrient rich environment for pollinators more »

Growers invited to see benefits of cover crops in orchards, vineyards

University of California created a searchable database of orchard and vineyard growers experienced in cover crops, and field visit opportunities are available in February. more »

All-in on climate-smart

NicNut demonstrates improved stewardship practices. more »

Almond case study tests new ROI calculator for cover crops

Can the economic benefit of cover crops accurately be measured and, if so, what is the return on that investment?  more »

Extreme weather demonstrates need for more cover crops in almond

For Project Apis m.'s new director and fellow tree nut farmer, the unpredictability of weather is even more cause for cover crops use and the Seeds for Bees program. more »

LSU shares pecan fertilization alternatives

Fertilizer prices are high, but pecan prices to growers aren't. Using cover crops and skipping an input year might be an option to make up the difference. more »
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Pandemic Cover Crop Program ends March 15

The pandemic made it challenging for growers to maintain cover crop systems, and this program can help ensure that cover-cropped fields continue to be utilized. more »

Effective use of cover crops displayed in March 3 Sacramento Valley tour

University of California Cooperative Extension and other experts will cover the selection, equipment and other considerations needed for managing a successful cover crop. more »

Cover cropping season has begun; free recorded webinars, demos available

This free series of 10 webinars and five virtual farm-site visits features farm and urban agriculture advisors and some of California's foremost experts on cover cropping. more »

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