Field Notes June 2020
Welcome to summer! As the weather heats up, fire and water come closer to the forefront of our minds – worrying about the risk of wildfire, and trying to make sure there’s enough water for crops and livestock.
This month, we’ve got stories about how good fires can help prevent bad fires (along with creating a whole host of other benefits), and about a program that lets some farmers and ranchers protect wetland areas for others.
First, though, check out the results from Education/Horticulture Manager Karlee Pruitt’s recently completed thesis project on biopesticides in strawberry plasticulture in high tunnels.
Also, don’t miss David Redhage’s update on the native plant landscaping at the Kerr Center office. Several years after establishment, the bed has naturalized well and is a hot spot for pollinators.Field Notes – June 2020 (PDF, 600 KB)