Engineering | Agronomic
| Environmental | Laboratory
includes the following License/Certifications: Professional Engineers, Pest Control Advisor, Certified
Crop Advisor, Certified
Landscape Auditor, Certified Agricultural Irrigation Evaluator, NRCS Technical Service Provider (TSP),
and Certified Pump Tester.
projects encompass civil and agricultural engineering services as well as
environmental sciences. Engineering services range from planning and
feasibility studies through design, preparation of bill of materials,
bidding and contract documents to construction monitoring and as built
drawings. We employ and develop computer aided drawings (CAD) and
Geographic Information System (GIS) and rely on all major digital graphic
The primary focus of our
engineering services have been on water and energy use in agriculture.
JMLord, Inc. has conducted numerous studies funded by private,
institutional and governmental organizations. One such grant covered two
years and collected specific field and crop data on energy and water use on
46,000 acres of highly productive lands in the San Joaquin Valley.
An important aspect
of irrigation development and management is groundwater and associate well
and pump design. Well performance and pumping plant efficiency are the
products of scientific principles and the results of engineering design.
JMLord, Inc's thirty plus years of experience with groundwater and its
conjunctive use gives them the practical foundation to design and evaluate
groundwater irrigation systems.
Another major aspect
of Engineering in production agriculture is drainage. Long term irrigation
of agricultural land requires adequate drainage. A majority of lands in the
San Joaquin Valley have imperfect drainage and
are, or will be subject to becoming water logged and chemical unproductive.
JMLord, Inc. has more than thirty years of experience in design,
installation, and management of agricultural drainage systems in the San Joaquin Valley and they were the originator
of "controlled drainage" using Dozer Valves and Irrigation
The heart of JmLord,
Inc's agronomic services is a complete agricultural laboratory operated
exclusively for JMLord, Inc clients. This laboratory with documented
reliability and unparalleled turn around, analyzes soils, plant tissue and
irrigation water. Using computers and the internet, the laboratory can
provide accurate data and detailed reports with specific crop
Our "Fertility Management Service" is a unique soil fertility and
plant nutrition program. It combines timely laboratory data with documented
production records and experienced field observations to produced a
successful crop management program. We apply two basic concepts; first is a
prognostic approach which addresses potential fertility problems
before they exist, and second is a diagnostic approach which
evaluates how effective the fertilizer inputs have been. These approaches
translate into timely and well structured soil, plant tissue and water
analysis laboratory services.
Soil/land reclamation is
another agronomic service we provide. Our professional staffs'
qualifications represent years of production agriculture experience in
managing the physical and chemical properties of soils. Soils can be
modified and amended to improve the environment for agriculture production.
Through properly placed amendments, designed land preparation, selected
cropping and water applications we have successfully helped to improve
production on thousands of acres in California.
Another aspect of
JMLord, Inc's agronomic service are land use studies and cropping
suitability. This typically begins with grid sampling a three to five foot
soil profile for definition of chemical and physical properties at the
various depths of the projected root zone. Backhoe pits are also employed in
selected situations. These profile investigations are coupled with
laboratory analysis of the irrigation water and any groundwater
encountered, and a complete assessment of the project's water supply. Our
agronomic and engineering staff works closely together in determining the
need and cost of land preparation and in selecting
the irrigation system.
JMLord, Inc's professional services are all directed toward production
agriculture. These are predicated on timely fields visits by knowledgeable,
trained and qualified staff. Field interaction with our client base cannot
be over emphasized as well as the practical experience our organization.
Many of the services we offer are based on more than thirty years of
consulting with production agriculture.
Dairy Monitoring Program
JMLord, Inc. now
offers a comprehensive monitoring program designed to help dairymen monitor
their waste streams. In the eye of ever-increasing regulatory inspection,
maintaining a solid, reliable monitoring program is more important than
ever. JMLord, Inc's program incorporates the following:
Initial survey of your site, including soil and water testing
Ongoing monitoring of water, via monitoring wells
Ongoing monitoring of soils for nitrates, salinity, and other
constituents as needed
information can serve two purposes: First, for the regulatory reporting and
compliance. Second, for the nutrient management information it supplies.
The soil nitrate and EC tests can also be used to develop fertilizer
requirements for your crops.
JMLord, Inc. is working with various dairy organizations as well as the
regulatory agencies to ensure that the program we develop for you will be
efficient, complete, and cost effective to agricultural propducers. To get
a detailed briefing on our dairy monitoring program, simply call our
office, and ask for Carter Pierce. He will be more than
happy to show you what JMLord, Inc. has to offer.
Check out our new Dairy page for
more information and reminders for dairies regulated under the new RWQCB
Dairy General Order.
JMLord Inc. has been
helping agriculture producers for over 20 years, and will continue to do so
well into the 21st century.
JMLord Inc. is home to one of
the most trusted agricultural laboratories in the state. Our chemists and
technicians perform laboratory analysis for clients ranging from smaller
family owned and operated farms and ranches, to some of the largest and
well known names in agriculture.
We know you need results that are both accurate and timely. Some
laboratories offer rapid turnaround, while others offer accurate analysis.
We have decided to offer both: accurate analysis and a rapid turnaround
time. JMLord Inc's laboratory is a participant in the North American
Proficiency Testing Program and is certified through the Manure Analysis
Proficiency (MAP) program. Our
efficient sample handling process allows us to offer turnarounds that are
routinely much shorter than our quoted five day turnaround.
North American Proficiency Testing (NAPT) program; 1988 – 2015;
soil and plant sample analysis; quarterly testing.
Agricultural Inter-Laboratory Proficiency (ALP) program; since
2008; soil, water, and plant sample analysis; testing three times per year.
Manure Analysis Proficiently (MAP) program; since 2008; testing twice