First Rain Farm Occultation Research

Project Type: Professional + Producer
Funds awarded in 2019: $49,994.00
Projected End Date: 05/30/2020
Host Institution Award ID: G220-19-W7502
Grant Recipients: Community Alliance with Family Farmers; UC Davis Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Research Facility
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Dave Runsten
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Kali Feiereisel
Community Alliance With Family Farmers
This is a podcast episode on CAFF's podcast "The Farmers Beet." During this episode we travel to First Rain Farm outside of Nevada City, CA. We learn from Tim about their diverse farm and partnership with CAFF to complete an on-farm research trial during the 2019 growing season on a practice called occultation. Occultation is the use of tarps to minimize weeds in an organic system.
Tim Van Wagner, First Rain Farm
Emily Buerer, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Kali Feiereisel, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Target audience:
Ordering info:
Sara Tiffany
[email protected]
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
PO Box 363
Davis, CA 95616
Publication/product ID: The Farmer's Beet podcast: Episode 1, Season 2
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.