The Leslie J. Nickels Trust, operator of the Nickels Soils Lab (NSL), is requesting proposals for research and/or demonstrations projects for in-kind supported field work (no per acre fee) for the 2015 growing season. NSL is a unique hybrid research farm (private facility supporting public research) providing a commercial orchard (almond and/or walnut) setting for applied research and demonstration projects just off Hwy 5 less than an hour north of Davis, CA. Simple, two-page proposals are due by November 26, 2014. Projects will be reviewed by the Nickels RAC by mid-December. For lab history, more detailed information and instructions plus project proposal form please visit: http://cecolusa.ucanr.edu/Pomology/Nickels_Soil_Lab_Projects/.