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New project seeks to build on the benefits of elderberries
Posted 1/22/2018 - Can plants typically grown for hedgerows also be a source of income? That's the question guiding a new UC study on the potential for farmers to grow elderberries as a commercial crop. Blue elderberry, a California native plant with clusters of small...
Flooding alfalfa fields has high potential for groundwater recharge
Posted 1/19/2018 - A rigorous field study in two California climate zones has found that alfalfa can tolerate very heavy winter flooding for groundwater recharge. The research was published online Jan. 16 in California Agriculture journal. The alfalfa research is the...