Twisselman Clay (Calcium Bentonite)

The need of water may be important enough to justify the looking into sealing your Ponds, Reservoirs, and Canals to reduce the amount of water loss!  Water loss may be reduced by more than one method, but one of the most accessible methods, is the application of Calcium Bentonite Clay.

We are fortunate to have one of the best Calcium Bentonite Clay sources near enough to our farms and ranches to be an affordable solution.  The Twisselman Clay Mine is listed with the State of California as a source of Calcium Bentonite Clay. 

The Calcium Bentonite Clay absorbs several times its own weight of water, and at saturation, swells to as much as 8 to 20 time its original volume, sealing the pond, reservoir or canal and reducing the water loss!

Application of the Twisselman Clay (Calcium Bentonite) is based on the soil type, but is uniformly applied at 10 lbs. per square foot and then thoroughly mixed with the soil to a depth of at least 2 to 4 inches.

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I started Needham Ag Services in 2009, after many years of management experience with companies such as Pandol Brothers, Gerawan Farming, Big 4 Farming, Synagro, and Wonderful Citrus. I decided I wanted use my experience to be a resource for growers. I started selling soil amendments for American Ag and soon after, was asked to be a field representative for Duarte Nursery. In the following years, I was approached by the current companies to represent their products and services. In total, I bring more than 30 years of farming experience to my customers. I graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1984 with a B.S. in Plant Science and Agricultural Mechanic. I have served as a Director for the Kern County Farm Bureau, Past President of Tulare County Farm Bureau, and am currently serving as a State Director for California Farm Bureau Federation. I am also the Chairman for the Tulare County Board of Supervisors Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and a long-time member of CAPCA. Licensed Pest Control Advisor #75630 Certified Crop Advisor #329348 Qualified Applicator #105936