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peer-reviewed research article

Scientists, growers assess trade-offs in use of tillage, cover crops and compost

authors

Louise E Jackson, UC Davis
Irenee R. Ramirez, UC Davis
Ron Yokota, Tanimura and Antle, Inc., Salinas
Steven A Fennimore, UC Davis
Steven T Koike, UC Cooperative Extension, Salinas, CA
Diane M Henderson, UC Cooperative Extension, Salinas, CA
William E Chaney, UC Cooperative Extension
Karen M Klonsky, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

publication information

California Agriculture 57(2):48-54. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v057n02p48. April-June 2003.

Summary

Use of cover crops and compost increased soil quality in irrigated, intensive production of lettuce and broccoli in the Salinas Valley.

author affiliations

L.E. Jackson is Professor/Specialist and Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Vegetable Crops, UC Davis; I. Ramirez is Professor/Specialist and Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Vegetable Crops, UC Davis; R. Yokota is Ranch Manager, Tanimura and Antle, Inc., Salinas; S. A. Fennimore is Weed Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops, UC Davis; S. T. Koike is Farm Advisor and Staff Research Associate, UC Cooperative Extension, Salinas, CA; D.M. Henderson is Farm Advisor and Staff Research Associate, UC Cooperative Extension, Salinas, CA; W.E. Chaney is Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County; K. M. Klonsky is Farm Management Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis.