2015 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium will be held in Reno, Nevada 2-3-4 December, 2015 at the Silver Legacy Hotel, with a focus on water, irrigation, pest management and economics.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about alfalfa and forage crops, and to visit with farmers, scientists, experts in various fields, and to learn a lot about this important crop. Eleven Western US States have joined forces this year to plan the Symposium, and will be managed by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association (Sacramento, CA). Typically we should have between 500 and 700 people attend.
PCA and CCA credits will be offered.
For an idea about the previous symposia, visit the 2014 California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium web page (videos and written proceedings).
See the symposium website: http://calhay.org/symposium/ for registration and program information.
Hope to see you there!
Irrigation and Pest Management Strategies for Forages During a Drought · UC Davis Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
Tuesday Afternoon · May 12, 2015 · Davis, CA
Farmers, PCAs, and CCAs tour research plots and discuss critical issues related to water and pest management.
UC Davis Field Day, May 12, 2015
• PCA Credits: 5 Hours (.5 Laws and Regs, 4.5 Other)
The Alfalfa/Forages afternoon program included:
Alfalfa/Field Crops Field Day in El Centro featured Alfalfa drip irrigation, drought strategies, pest management.
Water and Pest Management were the focus of a field day held on April 16, 2015 at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville, CA in the Imperial Valley.
APPROVED CEU's: Certified Crop Adviser (CA 53247 – 4hrs.), CA CEU (M-0663-15 – 1hr.) & AZ CEU (EXC-318-15A – 1hr.)
Lunch was included (sponsored by mOasis).
Topics of discussion included water issues with alfalfa and forages, as well as other agronomic crops:
It was a great time of year to be in the desert!
Click here for a full program
The 2014 California Alfalfa, Forage, and Grain Symposium was held December 10–12, 2014, Long Beach, CA. — Forages and grains cover greater than 2 million acres in California.
Many vital issues pertaining to water, pest management, and economics of alfalfa, forages, and grain crops were covered. Visit the 2014 California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium web page for a complete review of the program with proceedings papers, videos from the conference, and powerpoints. Videos are available for all of the talks with the exception of Breakout Session II on December 11, 2014 (due to limited videographer resources).
Search ProceedingsAll Symposia Proceedings (1971-2014) are archived with a search engine, which can be obtained on the Search Proceedings page. Put in any subject or author to obtain articles on many subjects. This is a great source of Western alfalfa information.
Field DaysThe Alfalfa & Forage Systems Workgroup periodically holds field days to discuss on-going research. We have archived some of the handouts from these field days. Please see below to view selected handouts, presentations, and information from our 2014 Field Days:
Learn to produce alfalfa from General Information to Seed Production.
Consult data tables from variety trials by location to help pick an alfalfa variety.
Keep up on the latest symposium.
Find and learn about people involved with the California Alfalfa Workgroup.
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