AGRICULTURE

Land IQ has broad experience working at the agricultural-urban interface. Our services include traditional soil agronomic science, such as managing nutrients and estimating crop water use, as well as responding to increasingly complex agricultural problems that involve regulatory, environmental, and policy issues. We address these challenges by pairing land-based scientific knowledge with advanced analytical modeling technologies and remote sensing.

Crop Consumptive Use

Land IQ has refined a remote sensing method for calculating evapotranspiration at a field by field level, allowing Semitropic Water Storage District to implement a scaled rate structure based upon customers’ actual water use.  Click here to learn more about Land IQ ET.

Seepage Management Support

Land IQ provides Seepage Management Support to the Bureau of Reclamation for the San Joaquin River Restoration Project by conducting monthly monitoring, site assessments, and analysis to assist Reclamation in avoiding material adverse seepage impacts while allowing for Restoration flows.

Crop Yield Impact Evaluation

Land IQ is working with the California Department of Water Resources and four Sacramento Valley irrigation districts to implement a Settlement Agreement for loss of rice yield due to cold water diversions from the State Water Project at Oroville Dam and Thermalito afterbay.

Climate-Smart Agriculture 

Land IQ developed a website for the California Department of Food and Agriculture that compiles climate-smart agricultural management practices and allows for users to submit and share practices not presented on the website. Click here to learn more about climate-smart agricultural practices.