Ag Economics & Small Farms
We develop field and marketing research aimed at the needs of small and moderate scale farmers, and provide that information to farmers who are often not reached by traditional extension programs. Our clients include farmers of many different cultures who operate a wide variety of farming operations, often with limited resources.
Agriculture & Climate
The Agricultural and Climate Program focuses on the impacts of climate trends on agricultural production and farm enterprises in San Diego County.
We are developing information resources about the policies, research, programs and strategies available to support sustainable agriculture and contribute to soil, water and energy conservation. Our clients include agricultural producers, policy makers, government agencies, researchers, educators, consultants and other public and private agricultural service providers.
Ag Water Quality Research & Education
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Human & Wildlife Interactions
We develop crop production costs and profit analysis, and educate growers and managers on how to apply them to evaluate farm profitability. We provide guidelines on how to do financial analysis and risk management in farm business. The program covers the southern California region in crop production economics. Our clients include farmers and farm managers of crops grown in southern California and allied industries including financial institutions, property assessors and insurances that do business with farming enterprises.
Floriculture & Nursery
Subtropical Fruit Crops
Commercial growers contact:
Carmen Gispert PhD
Area Viticulture and Pest Management Advisor
81-077 Indio Blvd. Suite H
Indio, CA 92201