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
Alfalfa and Forage Field Day 2017
Posted 8/31/2017 - Mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual Alfalfa & Forage Field Day at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA on Wednesday September 20, 2017. DPR and CCA Continuing Education Credits have been...
Managing alfalfa hay during heat waves
Posted 8/29/2017 - Dog gone it's hot! This is expected in our Central Valley at this time of year, but when heat waves hit, it's important to be prepared with good irrigation management practices in alfalfa hay production. Can alfalfa tolerate extreme heat? The...
Common Purslane - Problems and Management in Alfalfa Fields
Posted 8/16/2017 - We have become aware that common purslane (Portulaca oleracea, Fig. 1) is an increasing problem in alfalfa fields, particularly during the months of July through September. A pest control advisor (PCA) was recently seeking advice on managing purslane in...