Sacramento, California - The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Lockeford Plant Materials Center conducts trials year-round to find plants and mixes that producers can successfully use to improve their soils. Lockeford PMC Manager Margaret Smither-Kopperl talked about the multiple benefits cover crops can have and how they are developing budget-friendly mixes for different producers. Agronomist Valerie Bullard showed results from a nationwide-wide trial that is looking at what varieties grow the best in specific regions and how some plants can source nitrogen for your soil.

Monterey, California - The mild summer afternoon brought an unusual sight to the Presidio of Monterey sports complex: Sailors lining up in front of binder-wielding petty officers, Sailors securing ropes to and pulling tractor tires over great distances, and Sailors running around the track in team relays behind their divisional guideons, June 28.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

San Diego, California - San Diego Zoo Global conservationists, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Edwards Air Force Base, Cadiz, Inc., and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are working to learn more about the science of successful reintroduction and relocation of species through a grant from the California Energy Commission.  Working with Agassiz’s desert tortoises in California, the collaborative effort will  rear juveniles of this species, using head-starting techniques designed to increase the survival rate for young tortoises—and then follow them once they are reintroduced into native habitat.

Sacramento, California - Food cold chain technologies such as computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analysis are tracking fresh produce from the farm to trucks to stores in an effort to reduce food waste.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Thursday announced that he has signed the following bills: