Project Organizer -- Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems -- CAFF Foundation
A new project has been developed for Merced County almond growers who wish to
reduce their use of pesticides and/or synthetic fertilizers. This project,
"Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems" or BIOS, is coordinated and sponsored
financially by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation (CAFF
Foundation). This project gives farmers the opportunity to learn how to manage
orchards using cover crops, beneficial insects, and other biological practices.
and their pest control advisors are working with an experienced management team
monitor soil and plant nutrients, and pest and beneficial insect populations.
The project will be expanded to Stanislaus County for almond growers and to Yolo
and Solano Counties for walnut growers.
BIOS is looking for a project organizer. The project organizer will work
other BIOS staff to organize monthly management team meetings, grower field days
and problem-solving meetings. Additional responsibilities will include serving
liasion to management team members, recruiting farmers, and overall program
For more information, call Thomas Nelson at (916) 756-8518. To apply, please
send a letter of introduction and a resume to: CAFF Foundation, P.O. Box 363,
Davis, CA 95617, attn: Thomas Nelson, BIOS Coordinator.