What’s next…

Revided RWQCB Monitoring & Reporting Program (MRP) The RWQCB has approved the revisions to the MRP portion of the Dairy General Order. Some changes include more waste application inspections, sample analysis and a regional groundwater monitoring program. A copy of the revised MRP can be found on the RWQCB website.

Regulatory Inspections

The RWQCB started inspecting dairies covered under the Dairy General Order in 2009. It is anticipated that all dairies covered under the Dairy General Order will have a compliance inspection within the next five years. Recommendations from CDQAP for a successful inspection are to have your records in order, key personnel should be available during inspection and have knowledge of records, and be polite. If you would like assistance in getting ready for an inspection, contact Mike.

So What Can JMLord Do For You?

JMLord, Inc. is a leader in bringing new technologies to production agricultural and making it
work successfully for farmers for over 35 years. Below are some of the services we offer.

  1. Sample Collection, Pick-up and Laboratory Analysis of Agronomic Samples

  2. Record Keeping Assistance and Training

  3. Compliance Reports

  4. Mapping using GIS and Auto CAD Software

  5. Irrigation Scheduling, Irrigation System Uniformity Evaluations & Water Well Pump Testing

  6. Agronomic Services, including crop & fertilizer recommendation, pest management, and dairy waste application recommendations.

  7. Engineering Services, including backflow certification, waste management plans and nutrient management plans.

  8. NRCS Documents, such as CNMP.

  9. Environmental Monitoring, including monitoring well design and sampling.

Routine Activity Reminder

  1. Production Area Inspections

    • Weekly Inspections: October 1 – April 30

    • Monthly Inspections: May 1 – September 30

  2. Land Application Area Inspections

    • Prior to wastewater application

    • Daily during wastewater application

  3. Significant Storm Events

    • During and after storm event, preform a visual inspection.
  4. Monthly Pond Pictures

    • Pictures should be taken at the beginning of each month and show depth marker. Label each picture with the pond ID and the date that the picture was taken. It is recommended to take the picture from the same place each month.

  5. Record all Wastewater and Manure Applications and Exports.

  6. Collect & document required samples for laboratory analysis as defined in the MRP of the Dairy General Order.

  7. Provide a Chain of Custody for all samples submitted to any laboratory.

JMLord, Inc Chain of Custody (PDF)

Sampling Reminder

  1. Wastewater Sampling

    • First Quarter ( Jan1-Mar 31), Second Quarter (April 1-June 30),
      Third Quarter (July 1-Sept 31), Fourth Quarter (Oct 1-Dec 21)

  1. Dry Manure Solids Sampling

    • First Sample (Jan 1-June 30), Second Sample (July 1-Dec 31)

  1. Freshwater Sampling

    • Sample all domestic & irrigation wells, subsurface (tile) drainage systems, and surface water sources used for irrigation annually.

  1. Harvest Tissue Samples

    • Collect a sample of harvested material from each land application area for each harvest event.

  1. Required Soil Samples – Total Phosphorus (TP) before Feb 2011; Soluble Phosphorus after Feb 2011)

    • Land application fields should be sampled once every five years.

Refer to the current Monitoring & Reporting Program (MRP) within Dairy General Order, No. R5-2007-0035 for more information. This will provide more details on the sampling requirements and the laboratory analysis requirements.

To help assist our clients, JMLord, Inc. has developed the 500 Series testing codes specifically to address the analysis requirements defined in Dairy General Order, No. R5-2007-0035. Check out our website to find a copy of the current Price List. For dairy analysis reporting, 2013 Method Detection Limits are now available. JMLord, Inc’s laboratory currently participates in proficiency testing for soil, water, manure, and plant tissue. Refer to our laboratory services page for more information.

Meet JMLord’s Dairy Team

Matt De Groot, Environmental Specialist

Matt has a degree in Dairy Science with an emphasis in environmental compliance. He oversees the dairies and represents the clients with their regional and state regulated inspection needs for water and air quality compliance.

Louie Oliveira, PCA, CCA, NRCS-TSP

Louie is a registered agronomist, certified crop advisor and a pest crop advisor. He has been working professionally with farmers in the Valley for 35 years. He also assists dairies with nutrient management issues.

Joe Lord, Civil & Agricultural Enginee

Joe Lord is a Registered Civil and Agricultural Engineer in California. He is also registered in Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. He has worked with California farmers for 40 years on a multitude of issues, like water rights, crop production, facility design and environmental compliance.

Mike Nunes, Dairy Project Coordinator

Mike has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. He has been working in the agricultural industry for ten years in various laboratories. He has experience with nutrient management groundwater monitoring.

Carter Pierce, Agricultural Scientist

Carter is the business manager for JMLord, Inc. and all around “Go to Guy” for sample scheduling, recommendations, contract requests and crop management. He has been working professionally with farmers in the Valley for 30 years.