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Oxford Tract

The Oxford Tract is located across the street from Koshland Hall with field access located on Walnut Street in between Hearst & Virginia. The space is managed by the College of Natural Resources and is made up of greenhouses, a growth chamber, lath house, and field space for plant science research at University of California, Berkeley.

A section of the field is dedicated to the UC Berkeley Agroecology Lab which is currently managing a multi-year no-till experiment to study the effects of tillage on soil communities and plant drought-resilience within the context of urban agriculture. Given the ways in which water availability in California and across much of the world will become increasingly scarce and variable as climate change, the study is focused on understanding the implications of these changes for crop productivity and environmental pollution, particularly how agroecological approaches can help address challenges.

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