- Author: Aubrey White
California farmers are seeing new nitrogen monitoring requirements they must implement in the years ahead. The state of California continues discussion on how growers can improve nitrogen use efficiency and how California can best respond to increasing concerns about nitrogen's movement through our environment. Nitrogen continues to be a pressing topic for California agriculture.
As part of that discussion, members of the public are invited to participate in the Stakeholder Review of the California Nitrogen Assessment (CNA), a comprehensive examination of the existing knowledge on nitrogen science, policy, and practice in California....
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and CDFA are offering classes in three locations early in 2015 for certified crop advisers (CCAs) to receive nitrogen management certification. The training is open to CCAs who did not attend the nitrogen management certification training in 2014.
CCAs are individuals who have completed rigorous coursework and passed exams on nutrient, soil, water and pest management, enabling them to help growers produce crops economically and in an environmentally sound manner. Nitrogen management certification prepares CCAs to work with farmers to comply with new state regulations for tracking and reporting nitrogen inputs on farms, efforts that are aimed at minimizing the leaching of...
- Author: Brenda Dawson
Drinking water is a commodity often taken for granted in the United States. When we turn on the tap, we assume the water streaming out is at least safe, if not always up to our individual taste. We expect that problems with our drinking water are isolated, temporary and newsworthy. Which may be one reason why a report released yesterday by UC Davis made headlines.
According to the report, one in 10 people living in California’s most productive agricultural areas is at risk of exposure to harmful levels of nitrate contamination in their drinking water.
You can read “Addressing Nitrate in California’s...