Steve Foster, our local Extension educator, is a Certified Crop Advisor. To help area producers, Steve assesses fields in the county’s upper and lower valleys weekly.
He looks for challenges, develops recommendations for best managing them and shares this info with area producers. This helps farmers to manage crop stresses, ensuring the crop's long-term survival.
Steve said that even with careful management, production and income will be down this year. That's because of a lack of water. Farmers have had to leave some of their fields fallow and are getting fewer harvests.
Learn more about Steve and how our College is working to help producers cope with drought in this Nevada Today article: unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2021/alfalfa-drought.