Cover crops, hedgerows and strategies for improved orchard management [IN-PERSON EVENT]

Start: Friday, December 09, 2022 1:00 PM

End: Friday, December 09, 2022 4:00 PM

Location:Double A Walnuts4542 River Rd., Colusa, CA 95932 US

Community Alliance with Family Farmers and Wild Farm Alliance invite you to a field day at Double A Walnuts in Colusa, CA to discuss cover cropping, hedgerows and practices for improved orchard management. We will discuss the benefits and challenges of cover cropping and hedgerows, share experiences around implementing nematode-resistant root systems and improved irrigation systems, and provide demonstrations of inoculating and broadcast planting of cover crop seed as well as a small mower that is great for managing weeds in the strips of tree rows. We will also share resources for farmers to support the implementation of practices. We hope to see you there!

Speakers:

Alan Siegle, Double A Walnuts

Sara Tiffany, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance

Sam Earnshaw, Hedgerows Unlimited

Sonja Brodt, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Rory Crowley, Project Apis m.