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
Controlling Alfalfa Weevils in the Intermountain Area with Pyrethroid Resistance
Posted 2/9/2018 - Picture 1: Adult alfalfa weevil Alfalfa weevils, key pests of alfalfa hay, have been showing pyrethroid insecticide resistance within the Intermountain region, specifically in the Scott Valley area west of Mount Shasta. In some alfalfa fields, weevil...
Managing Weevils in Alfalfa Hay Production
Posted 2/2/2018 - It's that time of year again to watch for those evil alfalfa weevils! Weevils are key pests of alfalfa, causing yield and quality losses mainly to the first alfalfa hay cutting. The alfalfa weevil complex includes the Western, Egyptian, and Eastern...
Late Infestation of Armyworms Created Large Problems in Intermountain Pasture and Alfalfa Fields this year.
Posted 12/4/2017 - This fall there were serious armyworm outbreaks in California's Intermountain Region. Many pastures, and hay fields were overtaken by this pest, especially in Siskiyou, Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties. While armyworms are only...