SALINITY & NUTRIENTS
Land IQ specializes in managing salinity and nutrients to optimize agricultural production and environmental protection. We have a broad range of experience in reclaiming agro-ecosystems when the balance between nutrients, salt, water, plants and soil needs to be restored. Land IQ has also developed new technologies to model and manage nutrient dynamics.
Seepage Management Plan
Land IQ has provided technical support to the Bureau of Reclamation for the San Joaquin River Restoration Plan since 2015 by assessing crop rooting depths, salinity tolerances and soil monitoring for their seepage management plan to avoid adverse impacts on several thousand acres of agricultural fields. Land IQ currently assists with monthly monitoring, site assessments and analysis.
Saline Water Management
Land IQ developed a blending program, reusing saline mine water within the New Magma Irrigation and Drainage District to irrigate approximately 5,500 acres of alfalfa, cotton and turf grass. The project includes real-time monitoring and assessment of water quality, as well as comprehensive soil, water and tissue salinity monitoring.
Nitrogen Leaching Hazard Index
Land IQ utilized soils, crop and irrigation data to analyze nearly one million acres in the Southern San Joaquin Valley to develop a nitrogen leaching hazard index for the Kern River Watershed Authority to address regulatory requirements of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.