Episode 93. Establishing Hedgerows on California Farms

In this podcast, Rex Dufour, director of NCAT’s Western Regional Office in Davis, California, talks with Omar Rodriguez, sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program, about working with California farmers to establish hedgerows.

Hedgerows provide many benefits to farms in addition to adding beauty. They play an important role in pest management and help prevent erosion as well as create visual and dust barriers.

Omar and Rex also discuss preparing the ground for planting a hedgerow and what kinds of plants are commonly used.

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

Related ATTRA Resources:

A Pictorial Guide to Hedgerow Plants for Beneficial Insects

Companion Planting & Botanical Pesticides: Concepts and Resources

Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems

Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control

Other Resources:

Beneficial Insect Habitat Assessment Form and Guide

Hedgerows and Farmscaping for California Agriculture

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture.

You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA’s website.

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