Solution Center for Nutrient Management
Solution Center for Nutrient Management
Solution Center for Nutrient Management
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Solution Center for Nutrient Management

Posts Tagged: greenhouse gases

The 4 R’s of Nitrogen Management and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Corn

Applying nitrogen fertilizer treatments.

In order to be accurate and effective, fertilizer recommendations must factor in a wide range of considerations, ranging from the site-specific to the climatic. To help guide these decisions, “the 4 R's” have been developed: Right rate, Right place, Right time, and Right form. These 4 R's can be utilized in tandem to maximize a given goal, whether that is maximum yield, maximum profitability, minimize adverse environmental effects, or perhaps a combination of factors. However, the...

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:49 PM
  • Author: Jordon Wade
  • Contributor: Hannah Waterhouse
  • Contributor: Martin Burger

Nitrous oxide and cover crops in California vineyards

Vineyard photo courtesy of Yoni Cooperman.

Cover crops have become a popular tool in vineyard floor management, and winegrowers utilize cover crops for a variety of reasons. Maintaining plant coverage of soil for as much of the season as possible helps limit soil erosion. Competition between cover crops and vines can be used to limit vine access to water and nutrients, helping control vine vigor. Incorporation of cover crops into the soil can increase soil organic matter and increase the amount of water soil can hold. Cover crops are...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  • Author: Yoni Cooperman
  • Contributor: Jordon Wade

Growers and researchers come together for workshop on tomato nitrogen management

table 1 soil protocol

The Solution Center for Nutrient Management brought together growers, advisors and university researchers for a breakfast meeting to discuss nitrogen management in processing tomatoes. A number of growers attended to share their experiences and learn about research including a new protocol for accurate soil nitrate sampling, and the latest updates on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions research. Cooperative Extension Specialist Daniel Geisseler also presented the CDFA-FREP website that...

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4:35 PM
  • Author: Sara Tiffany
  • Author: Dr. Martin Burger

First blog post for the Solution Center for Nutrient Management team!

2015 promises to be a dynamic and challenging year for California agriculture. While we've had some rain, the drought is still at the front of everyone's minds, and new nutrient management regulations are becoming a reality for many.   To succeed in these conditions, California growers will have to continue to grow the crops that feed California and the world with less water and a careful attention to nutrient applications, all in a climate that seems to serve up one curve ball after...

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM
  • Author: Ryan Murphy
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