For information on BIFS projects and other on-farm demonstration projects in California, see the following:
BIFS program reports and conference proceedings
- BIFS Biennial Reports to the California Legislature
- UC SAREP, Conference Proceedings from Partnerships for Sustaining California Agriculture: Profit, Environment and Community, March 27-28, 2001
BIFS Project Results
- Ransom, Bev, Stuart Pettygrove and Jenny Broome. 2006. Dairy BIFS survey highlights knowledge, use of new manure management practices. Sustainable Agriculture 18(2): 1-2,6.
- Ransom, Bev. 2005. BIFS rice project leads to new approach with weeds. Sustainable Agriculture 17(3): 5.
- Ransom, Bev. 2004. Aphid control, pruning options for dried plum growers. Sustainable Agriculture 16(3): 5.
- Ransom, Bev. 2004. Growers assist SAREP's Buy California Initiative BIFS outreach project. Sustainable Agriculture 15(3): 7.
- Ransom, Bev, Joe Grant and Jenny Broome. 2003. Walnut BIFS project: San Joaquin County Walnut Growers Survey. Sustainable Agriculture 14(3): 4-7.
- Barzman, Marco and Randall "Cass" Mutters. 2001. BIFS Rice Survey: Status of straw and weed management, opportunities for input reduction in rice, Sustainable Agriculture 13(3):3-6.
- Stevenson, Max. 2001. BIFS Project Update: Rice, Walnut, Citrus, Strawberry, Apple, Prune, Dairy BIFS Projects Reduce Chemicals, Sustainable Agriculture 13(1): 1-4.
- Smith, H.A. and W.E. Chaney. 2007. A survey of syrphid predators of Nasonovia ribisnigri in organic lettuce on the Central Coast of California. Journal of Economic Entomology 100:1 (39-48)
BIFS Partnership Outreach Model
- Warner, K.D. 2007. The quality of sustainability: Agroecological partnerships and the geographic branding of California winegrapes. Journal of Rural Studies 23:2 (142-155).
- Warner, K.D. 2006. Agroecology in Action: Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Warner, K.D. 2006. Extending agroecology: Grower participation in partnerships is key to social learning. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 21:2 (84-94).
- Getz, C. and K.D. Warner. 2006. Integrated Farming Systems and Pollution Prevention Initiatives Stimulate Co-Learning Extension Strategies. Journal of Extension 44:5 (# 5FEA4).
- Andrews, S.S., C.B. Flora, J.P. Mitchell and D.L. Karlen. Farmers perceptions and acceptance of soil quality indices. Geoderma 114 (3-4): 187-213, June 2003.
- Grant, J.A, W. Bentley, C. Pickel, and J. Groh-Lowrimore. 2003. BIOS approach tested for controlling walnut pests in San Joaquin Valley. California Agriculture 57:3 (85-92).
- Mitchell, Jeffrey P., Peter B. Goodell, et.al. Innovative Agricultural Extension Partnerships in California's Central San Joaquin Valley. Journal of Extension, December 2001, Vol 39, No. 6.
- Pence, R.A. and J.I. Grieshop. 2001. Mapping the road for voluntary change: Partnerships in agricultural extension. Agriculture and Human Values 18:2 (209-217).
- Swezey and Broome 2000. Growth predicted in biologically integrated and organic farming systems. California Agriculture 54 (4), July-August 2000: 26-35.
- Pence, Robert A. September, 1998. Leveling the Learning Fields: An Assessment of the Agriculture Partnership Model of BIOS-Merced and BIFS-Lodi. Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis.
- Schaefer, Kristen S., ed.1997. Learning from the BIOS Approach: A Guide for Community-Based Biological Farming Programs. Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Davis, CA and World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.
- Dlott, J., T. Nelson, R. Bugg, M. Spezia, R. Eck, J. Redmond, J. Klein, and L. Lewis. 1996. California, USA: Merced County BIOS Project in: L.A. Thrupp, ed. New Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture. World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.