Agronomy

Project Leader: Don Horneck, Agronomist

Extension Research: Soil fertility/crop production, potatoes, onions, alfalfa, cereals. I offer expertise on a wide range of topics to the general public, growers and fieldmen in the area. I also represent agriculture's interests on committees. I am responsible for providing educational pesticide and CCA licensing opportunities for local growers and fieldmen. My primary concerns are profitability and environmental sustainability of local cropping systems.

Special Interests: Soil fertility / crop production / ammonia volatilization / biomass / Re-Use Water Consortium. The Re-Use Water Consortuim meets regularly regarding soil and plant nutrition including manure, biosolid, re-use water and fertilizer management. Projects include liming, grass seed, reclamation grasses, general agronomy and irrigation water quality.

 

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