From the Sacramento Valley Field Crops blog (published on February 6, 2017.)
New Agronomy Advisor for Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano Counties
Hello Growers and Members of the Ag Community,
I'm Konrad Mathesius (Muh-tay-zee-us), the new agronomy advisor for Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano counties. I'll be resuming work done by my predecessors Tom Kearney and Kent Britton and working with Mark Lundy this year on several projects in wheat. I look forward to sharing our findings with you. That said, my primary duty is to be available to growers, PCAs, and other members of the ag community to link them to resources and help them address concerns or issues with pests, soils, regulations, varieties, rotations, cultural practices, cost studies, or pretty much anything related to farming. My main crops of concern will be corn, sunflower, safflower, wheat, barley, and rye; but I will also be working on projects in dry beans, alfalfa, soil fertility, precision agriculture, and irrigation. Please feel free to contact me with questions, challenges, or just to get to know me. I'm based in Woodland at the UCCE Office at 70 Cottonwood Street.