Site Evaluations

Crop Care Associates, Inc. has been involved in analyzing the suitability of tens of thousands of acres of land for various agricultural crops throughout California and other western states, and also in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Armenia, Costa Rica, and India. Crop Care Associates Inc. is able to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the agricultural resources of a property including soil structure, soil chemistry, drainage, water quality and quantity, plant health, quantity and species of nematodes, climatic conditions, and the potential of the land for continued or new agricultural production.

We can develop and interpret detailed maps of the property's slope, aspect/ exposure, soil characteristics, and plant health, calculate acreage, assess the properties potential, and recommend management activities (water delivery, drainage, soil amendments, crop management, rootstocks, etc.) based on the projected use. From these studies, detailed master development or re-development plans can be produced.

Problem Investigations

Crop Care Associates Inc's vast exposure to a wide variety of crops and annual growing conditions make the staff uniquely qualified to do problem investigations for contracted and non-contracted clients.

These investigations often include disease diagnosis and pest identification, soil/water problems, plant quality concerns, and pesticide phytotoxicity. Samples can be taken to confirm diagnosis in the field. Written reports can document incidence and severity, and cause-effect relationships.

Oftentimes, UC faculty or researchers are brought in for their expertise when specific client needs warrant "associates" with extended experience.