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Getting the Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) demonstration project off the ground!

The BIOS project is underway! CAFF’s Ecological Farming team has been busy the past several weeks setting up the Biologically Integrated Orchards Systems (BIOS) project...

Integrating Sheep into Walnuts: a case study on Sierra Orchards

Want to find out more about the benefits and tradeoffs of integrating sheep into orchard systems? Check out our newest case study on Sierra Orchards...

Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) for Almonds guide

The Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) project was a collaboration between CAFF, farmers, pest control and crop advisors, and the UC Cooperative Extension in the...

CAFF’s Cover Crop Decision Guides

  We’re excited to share two new resources for growers: our Cover Crop Decision Guide for Perennial Systems and Cover Crop Decision Guide for Annual...

Did you receive a Healthy Soils Incentives grant?

CAFF is offering technical assistance to growers and ranchers to help implement Healthy Soils practices on-farm! We can help: Provide advice on how to implement...

Hedgerows & Farmscaping for California Agriculture guide now available for download

CAFF’s in-depth manual will help you choose and care for regionally appropriate plants that attract beneficial insects and prevent erosion. This publication is an updated...

California Invests in Transition to Ecological Walnut Production

In a move to help walnut growers shift towards safer, more sustainable pest management practices, this week the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA)...

CAFF’S On-Farm Occultation Research Report

Research and recommendations on occultation Building on our work in biointensive no-till systems, CAFF’s Climate Smart Farming team launched a research trial on California vegetable...