Agronomic Cropping Systems/Nutrient Management
My name is Nicholas Clark, and I'm the Agronomy and Nutrient Management Advisor for Kings, Tulare, and Fresno Counties. I've been serving this region since October, 2015. My priorities for 2016/17 are to:
- Continue to meet growers, consultants, PCA's, CCA's, government agents, and community officials in this region.
- To learn, understand, and respond to the changing agronomy and nutrient management needs of these groups.
- To facilitate and communicate results of relevant, scientific research for the above groups as well as the public at large.IMG_1512
The purpose of the Agronomy and Nutrient Management program is to provide up-to-date information regarding production and best management practices of corn, alfalfa, dry beans, oilseeds, and bio-fuel crops. Information on how to best recycle nutrients, especially nitrogen from dairy manure, in cropping systems for maximum economic benefit for growers and for good environmental stewardship is a high priority of this program.
You may always contact me directly with questions, comments, or concerns regarding agronomy or nutrient management.
Area Farm Advisor- Kings, Tulare & Fresno Counties
Field Crops & Nutrient Management
Tri-County CIMIS Weather Stations
Linked data is from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. Visit CIMIS web site.
Fresno County Stations
- Firebaugh/Telles, Firebaugh
- Five Points South West, Five Points
- FivePoints/WSFS USDA, Five Points
- Fresno State, Fresno
- Orange Cove
- Panoche, Firebaugh
- Westlands, Tranquility
Kings County Stations
Tulare County Stations
Alfalfa & Forage News: News and information from UC Cooperative Extension about alfalfa and forage production
Managing Diseases in Alfalfa after a Wet Year
It is both a blessing and a curse that alfalfa in California's Central Valley essentially grows all winter long. Although we can get very high early yields, if conditions are too wet, the fields look pretty ragged after a winter which saw rains in...
Producing Alfalfa in a Wet Year
There is little doubt that the heavy late rains we've seen in spring, 2019 in the northern part of California will reduce yields and quality for many alfalfa growers. How much depends upon soil type and the flooding risk of individual fields and the...
Have You seen this Injury Symptom in alfalfa? We need your help in understanding this crop injury
Have you seen this crop injury in your Roundup-Ready Field or conventionl field? If so, we want to hear from you. We are asking alfalfa growers everywhere to look for the following symptoms (below) of injury in Roundup-Ready (or RR-HarvXtra) alfalfa or...