University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California
University of California Small Grains

Michelle Leinfelder-Miles Ph.D.

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Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95206
209-953-6100
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Also in:
Contra Costa County
Sacramento County
Solano County
Yolo County
Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension

Biography

Michelle is the Delta Crops Resource Management Advisor serving San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, and Contra Costa counties. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Crop Science and Management from U.C. Davis, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Cornell University. At Cornell, her research focused on soil management in apple orchards. Michelle has also done research in Spain, Chile, and New Zealand studying olives, wine grapes, and kiwifruit, respectively. In her role as Delta farm advisor, she conducts a research and extension program that addresses agronomic crop production and water and soil resource management. Specific interests include variety evaluations in grain corn, small grains, and rice; cover cropping and soil health; and soil salinity management in Delta cropping systems.

Education

Ph.D. Horticulture, Cornell University. 2010
M.S. Horticulture, Cornell University. 2005
B.S. Crop Science and Management, University of California, Davis. 2001

Specialty

Crop Production, Soil and Water Resources, the Delta

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Long R.F., M. Leinfelder-Miles, K. Mathesius, K. Bali, S. Light, M. Galla, S. Mueller, A. Fulton, N. Clark, and R.D. Meyer (2019). Garbanzo production in California. University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. ANR Publication 8634, 18. January 2019.
  • Medellín-Azuara, J., Paw U, K.T., Jin, Y. Jankowski, J., Bell, A.M., Kent, E., Clay, J., Wong, A., Alexander, N., Santos, N., Badillo, J., Hart, Q., Leinfelder-Miles, M., Lund, J.R., Anderson, A., Anderson, M., Chen, Y., Edgar, D., Eching, S., Freiberg, S., Gong, R., Guzmán, A., Howes, D., Johnson, L., Kadir, T., Lambert, J.J., Liang, L., Little, C., Melton, F., Metz, M., Morandé, J.A., Orang, M., Pyles, R.D., Post, K., Roosevelt, C., Sarreshteh, S., Snyder, R.L., Trezza, R., Temegsen, B., Viers, J.H. (2018). A Comparative Study for Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Davis, CA, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. 1-88. March 2018. https://watershed.ucdavis.edu/project/delta-et
  • Espe, M.B., J.E. Hill, M. Leinfelder-Miles, L.A. Espino, R. Mutters, D. Mackill, C. van Kessel, B.A. Linquist (2018). "Rice yield improvements through plant breeding are offset by inherent yield declines over time." Field Crops Research 222: 59-65.
  • Espe, M.B (2017). "Point stresses during reproductive stage rather than warming seasonal temperature determines yield in temperate rice." Global Change Biology
  • Leinfelder, M. M.; Merwin, I. A., et al. (2012). "Soil health indicators, apple tree growth, and carbon sequestration differ among orchard groundcover management systems." Acta Horticulturae 938: 333-340.
  • Leinfelder, Michelle M.; Merwin, I. (2007). "Management strategies for apple replant disease." New York Fruit Quarterly Spring 2006: 4.
  • Leinfelder, M. M.; Merwin, I. A. (2006). "Rootstock selection, preplant soil treatments, and tree planting positions as factors in managing apple replant disease." Hortscience 41(2): 394-401.
  • Fazio, G.; Robinson, T., et al. (2005). "Traits of the next wave of Geneva® apple rootstocks." The Compact Fruit Tree 38: 5.

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