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Episode 154: Using Cover Crops in an Organic Walnut Orchard

In this episode, NCAT’s Rex Dufour interviews organic walnut farmer and processor, Russ Lester, at Dixon Ridge Farms in Winters, California. Russ shares some very practical thoughts about why he uses cover crops and explains how multi-functional cover crops are to his orchards.

Rex Dufour has been a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT/ATTRA since 1994, and opened NCAT’s Western Regional Office in California in 2001.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Rex Dufour directly at rexd@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Managing Soils for Water: How Five Principles of Soil Health Support Water Infiltration and Storage

Tipsheet: Assessing the Soil Resource for Beginning Organic Farmers

Managing Soil and Irrigation for Drought Webinar

Other Resources:

Dixon Ridge Farms website

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