The farm advisor works closely with growers, local agencies and other Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists in order to develop cost-effective and sustainable agronomic practices. At the same time, he considers the challenges associated with increasing production costs, water use restrictions, agriculture-urban interface and a growing population.
-Alfalfa variety and density trials
-Assessment of nutrient spatial variability to improve soil fertility
-Pigweed control options for later cuts of alfalfa fields
-Weevil and aphid chemical control options for alfalfa fields
-Assessment of alfalfa yield monitoring technology to improve nutrient use efficiency
-Alternate plant tissue testing technique for alfalfa
The information produced from research trials are delivered to local, state and national growers through meetings, conferences, workshops, papers and newsletters.
The following are examples of meetings and workshops that are offered by Cooperative Extension:
-High Desert Agronomic meetings
-High Desert Fruit and Vine Growers meetings
-Vegetable Gardening workshops
-Precision Agriculture in California
-Weed Control Field Day
If you have GARDENING questions, please visit our UC Master Gardener Program.
To view the High Desert Crop Notes (newsletter), please click here.
Andre Biscaro, Farm Advisor
335 East Avenue K-10
Lancaster, CA 93535
Phone: (661) 974-8825
Fax: (661) 723-3751