Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Forage Production Data April 2018

Yearly Comparison Forage Production Graph

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:19 PM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer
Tags: Forage Production (14), Growth (1), SFREC (59)

Forage Production Data March 2018

This is the new weather station in the Forage Production Plot- taken 3/7/18.

Sierra Foothill REC has been collecting and recording rangeland forage production data since 1979. Every year when rangeland forage production values are recorded, explanations as to the results of pounds per acre grown are based on past forage...

Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:58 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer
Tags: CIMIS (2), Forage Plot (2), Forage Production (14), SFREC (59)

Forage Production Data: A look at our year so far

SFREC’s Beef Cattle Research Assistant, Clint Tipton collects forage production samples.

This growing season the first germination at SFREC occurred on October 14, 2016, slightly earlier than the average germination date October 21. While the germination date was close to average, the germination in pounds of forage per acre for December...

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Author: Dustin Flavell
Tags: Forage Production (14), Germination (1), SFREC (59)

Research Spotlight: Foothills irrigation creates wetlands and sustains them in drought, benefitting birds

An unintentional wetland created by irrigation runoff at SFREC (left) and an intentionally created irrigated wetland on Spenceville SWA (right).

After five years, the northern Sierra Nevadas have finally been moved out of the “severe drought” category by the US Drought monitor following a promisingly rainy start to the 2017 water year. This is not only good news for our agricultural...

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:42 AM
  • Author: Nathan Van Schmidt
Tags: Birds (1), Black Rail (1), Drought (14), Irrigation (6), Wetlands (1)

Researcher Spotlight: Creating New Technology to Study the Path of Water

The synthetic DNA tracer concept.

The way rainfall is translated to runoff and streamflow in rivers depends on many complex, interconnected processes in the landscape. Rain falling onto hillslopes, meadows, or forests is either infiltrating into soils or flowing as runoff on the surface...

By separating the water collection by soil horizon, it is easier to determine how pollutants would flow through the ground.
By separating the water collection by soil horizon, it is easier to determine how pollutants would flow through the ground.

By separating the water collection by soil horizon, it is easier to determine how pollutants would flow through the ground.

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:21 PM
  • Author: Helen Dahlke
Tags: DNA (1), Research (16), Research Spotlight (3), SFREC (59), Tracer (1), Water (5), Water Quality (1), Watersheds (2)

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