California Healthy Soils Program Accepting Comments on Proposed New Practices

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) accepted proposals for consideration of new practices to be included for funding under the Healthy Soils Program during 2020. Submitted proposals were reviewed by a technical sub-committee of subject matter experts from California universities and USDA NRCS. Recommendations developed by CDFA staff as a result of the review process are available for public comment through August 27, 2021. They include recommendations in favor re-saturating Delta peat soils, biochar application, and food waste hydrolysate application to soil.