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2014 New Call for Positions

2014 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2014 cycle.

Position Details

119 Vegetable Crop Nutrient Management Specialist

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage

California - statewide


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I am an organic vegetable grower and need to better manage my crop from a nutrient basis. I do soil and plant analysis, but do not always have the tools available to correct imbalances. Hopefully this position would help in this regard.
Posted Jul 11, 2014 11:03 AM by Hans Wilgenburg
The challenges of nutrient management and water quality are huge. This position is of critical importance to the California Vegetable industry.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 8:48 AM by Steven Fennimore
This position would be a great resource for UC farm advisors and would address a critical statewide need for more refined information on nutrient management for vegetable crops.
Posted Jul 18, 2014 3:04 PM by Brenna Aegerter
Hard, accurate data is hard to come by for a farmer, unless he seeks advice from fertilizer companies who have an agenda to move product. I have farmed for 41 years in California and lean heavily on the UC system for unbiased information. With regulations increasing every year on farming practices, a reliable source for nutrient information is indispensable for my operation.
Posted Jul 19, 2014 10:12 AM by Scott Park, Park Farming
Nutrient management in vegetable crops is critical as we face challenges with nitrate leaching issues into groundwater. Improving vegetable quality and production efficiency with plant nutrient management is a major focal point for producers and the industry.
Posted Jul 19, 2014 10:36 PM by Gene Miyao
Nutrient management in vegetable crops is extremely critical in today's environment. Fertilizers are increasingly expensive and we must be prudent in our management of nitrates, particularly in regards to groundwater contamination. This position is critical in continuing the advice and information flow from industry professionals to growers.
Posted Jul 20, 2014 7:49 PM by Sal Parra, Burford Ranches

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