CalCORE – California Organic Research and Extension Network

Project overview

The CAL-CORE network is a project funded by the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative  Grant number 2011 51300 30677.  It is a consortium of researchers, farmers, extension, non-profit organizations and agricultural industry representatives formed to promote research in organic production systems.  The network first formed 10 years ago and has grown to include more than fifty members. Current project efforts are focused on developing integrated approaches to crop rotation, fertility, soil borne disease and pest  management in organic strawberry/vegetable production systems.  Systems are being evaluated in terms of productivity, economics and environmental impacts such as carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen cycling.  Life cycle analysis of the systems being tested is also underway. For more information on the program please visit the project website https://calcorenetwork.sites.ucsc.edu