Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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UC Walks

U C Walks Photo:Left to Right-Dustin Flavell, Clint Tipton, Martin Beaton, Nikolai Schweitzer, Chris Feddersen, Mike Williams, Corrina Craigmill, & Ali Stefancich

Yesterday Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center staff employees participated in the 8th Annual University of California Walks Wellness event at the Yuba River Education Center. This UC-wide event is intended to develop, promote, and support...

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:02 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer
Tags: SFREC (56), UC Walks (1), UCANR (41)

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 (13), Growth (1), SFREC (56)

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 (1), Forage Plot (1), Forage Production (13), SFREC (56)

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 (13), Germination (1), SFREC (56)

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)

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