We visited a new study site in Five Points to start a collaborative research with UC ANR, UC Davis and other partners. The following is an excerpt from a blogpost by ANR Specialist Dr. Jeff Mitchell.
UC Merced soil physics researchers visit NRI Project in Five Points
UC Merced soil physics professor, Teamrat Ghezzehei, along with Post-Doc researcher, Jing Yan, PhD student Samuel Araya, and Teamrat’s son, Essey Afewerki, visited the longstanding NRI Project in Five Points on July 12th to orient themselves regarding upcoming research they’ll be conducting on hydraulic properties of the soils at the site. A recently-funded DWR project, Increasing Water Use Efficiency and Drought Resilience in California Agriculture, will be the basis of the PhD research of Araya.