Substantial information related to careful management of nitrogen (and the irrigation water that may carry it beyond the root zone) is available in literature and through the extensive hands-on irrigation and nutrient management expertise of growers and grower advisers. Matching this information to applicable field situations and extending it to additional growers through early outreach is an MPEP priority. The projects below are part of a concurrent effort to identify, refine, and assess the efficacy of practices to retain and use applied nitrogen in particular crop, soil, climate, and management settings of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
Harvested and Sequestered Nitrogen Assessment
Evaluating Rapid Rate of Travel
Barriers to Adoption
Management Support Tools