Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
University of California
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Posts Tagged: Research

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...

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:21 PM
  • Author: Helen Dahlke
Tags: DNA (1), Research (16), Research Spotlight (2), SFREC (10), Tracer (1), Water (3), Water Quality (1), Watersheds (1)

Researcher Spotlight: Managing Rangelands for the Bad Times as Well as the Good

Figure 2. Total cover and biomass responses to rainfall and grazing legacy over three years (± SE). Dark squares indicate a legacy of moderate grazing – which created a diverse mix of grass and forb species - and light circles indicate a legacy of low grazing – which shifted the community to only dominant grasses.

Over the last few years Californians have grappled with how to manage lands during times of both drought and plentiful rainfall. At SFREC and on Central Valley rangelands, one question is whether management that promotes high forage in wet years alters...

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM
  • Author: Lauren Hallett
  • Author: Katharine Suding

Irrigated Pasture Forage Production Project

Figure 1: H11-21, Cage B, 4-6 inches treatment on the left and Total Forage Production treatment on the right. Photo credit: Nikolai Schweitzer

The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley, CA utilizes 130 acres of summer irrigated pasture for cattle grazing. SFREC's irrigation water is supplied by a local water district via pipelines and open ditch distribution...

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:06 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer

Research Spotlight: IBK (Pinkeye) Vaccine Testing

Over the past several months, Dr. John Angelos of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has been working on a vaccine for one of the cattle industry's most widespread diseases: infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), commonly known as pinkeye. IBK...

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:30 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (7), Ranchers (10), Research (16), Research Spotlight (2), SFREC (10), UCANR (8)

Rice Strawlage Project Underway at SFREC

In the latest Research Spotlight, Glenn Nader, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, describes the project currently underway at SFREC to test the efficacy of utilizing rice strawlage as a supplement for beef cattle. In past studies, rice strawlage...

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM
  • Author: Megan G Osbourn
Tags: Beef Cattle (7), Drought (3), Ranchers (10), Research (16), Rice (1), UCANR (8), UCCE (3), Video (4)

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