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203 San Joaquin Valley Cropping Systems/Nutrient Management Farm Advisor
- Daniel Putnam - Main Contact
- SJ Valley Agronomy/Nutrient Farm Advisor (docx), uploaded 05/18/2012 by Daniel Putnam
This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2012 cycle.
Nutrient management of animal wastes on cropping systems is a big research need in our region. We would love to host such an Advisor position here in Merced County.
This position was ranked #1 by the majority of respondents in our survey of Agronomic Crops CE Advisors, Specialists, and teaching faculty. The key manure management and nutrient management issues in the Central Valley of California are crop-management specific, entailing expertise in crops, soils,and water - This region encompasses the largest concentration of cows in the world, and this position would fulfill a large need in prevention of groundwater pollution through better nutrient management of corn, grain and forage expertise. We now have over 500,000 acres of corn silage, mostly in this region, and very little expertise within UC. The solutions to these problems require agronomic expertise, and location in this specific region. Coupled with Nutrient Management, Grains, and Irrigation Specialists on campus, this position is badly needed to address those issues in the Central Valley.
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