Pest Management
University of California
Pest Management


Overcoming barriers for field edge habitat plantings on farms in California's Sacramento Valley - Rachael Long

Benefits of Hedgerows include:
*Pest control
*Wind breaks
*Air and water quality protection
*Soil protection
*Wildlife habitat
*Enhanced populations of beneficial insects & pollinators

Hedgerow Outreach and Education Project

With generous funding from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, UC Cooperative Extension staff in Yolo County are working on a hedgerow education and outreach project. The project will focus on replacing clean or semi-managed weedy field edges with hedgerows of native California perennial vegetation in order to help suppress noxious weeds, plant diseases, and insect pests that thrive in residual weeds in herbicide treated field edges. As part of this project, we will be facilitating 12 educational workshops throughout the Sacramento Valley over a two and a half year period. The workshops are free and open to the public. We hope you can join us! 

Handouts, brochures and other informational materials are disseminated at each workshop. Items include: U.C. ANR’s publication: Establishing Hedgerows on Farms in California, information on pest management, pollinators, hedgerow plant selection, NRCS cost share programs, infographics on plant selection, site selection and Establishing hedgerows on farms, among other materials that are available for download below.


Esparto Workshop, June 17, 2015 Agenda

Oakville Workshop, June 11, 2015 Agenda

Dixon Workshop, May 21, 2015 Agenda

Zamora Workshop, April 11, 2015 Agenda

Colusa Workshop, February 3, 2015  Agenda

Arbuckle Workshop, October 8, 2014  Agenda

Hedgerow Farms, August 27, 2014  Agenda

Davis Ranch, June 19, 2014  Agenda

Center For Land-Based Learning Workshop, April 30, 2014   Agenda

Colusa Farm Show Workshop, February 5, 2014  Agenda

View PowerPoint presentations from the February 5, 2014 workshop:

Intro Project Update
Farming for Bees - Xerces
Hedgerows IPM - Rachael Long

Click on the link below to see post-workshop survey results:
Workshop Survey Results 9.2014

Hedgerow Information:

Incentives to connect our Landscape

Field Edge Management Practices Survey 2016

Click on the links below to download newly developed informational materials:

Benefits of Hedgerows Infographic

Locations for Hedgerows Infographics

Sacramento Valley Hedgerows Infographic

Hedgerow Dynamics Infographic

Native Bee Nest Locations Infographic

Native Bee Nesting Strategies Infographic

Managing Nesting Bees Infographic

Hedgerow Plant List 2014

Hedgerow Irrigation Recommendations 2014

Impact of field-border management on rodents and food borne pathogens in walnuts

More Hedgerow Information

Beneficial Insects Move from Flowering Plants to Nearby Crops


Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects on adjacent tomato fields in an intensive agricultural landscape

Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects on farms in California's Central Valley

2013 Hedgerow Survey

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