Professional Training in Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1996: $155,940.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $124,109.00
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Jill Klein
Com. Alliance w/ Family Farmers/BIOS Training Prop. for SARE

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: grapes
  • Nuts: almonds, walnuts


  • Crop Production: cover crops, application rate management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, hedgerows
  • Pest Management: biological control, competition, cultural control, economic threshold, integrated pest management, mating disruption, precision herbicide use, prevention, sanitation, traps, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
    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.