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Co-Managing for Food Safety, Pest Control, and Bird Conservation webinar with Dr. Daniel Karp

CCOF Co-Management Series: Food Safety and Organic

For organic operations, balancing food safety considerations along with the organic requirement to maintain or improve natural resources (water, woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife) can be challenging. CCOF encourages a world where organic is the norm, however, implementing organic farming practices while meeting rigorous food safety requirements can potentially conflict.

In this talk, Daniel Karp will discuss strategies for conserving biological diversity within California agricultural systems. Birds play multiple roles on California farms, not only consuming crops and potentially spreading foodborne diseases, but also consuming crop pests. Daniel will outline his lab’s work striving to find ways to manage California birds and take advantage of the benefits they can provide farmers, while minimizing harm to food production.

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