Given the tremendous economic challenges these days, the theme was ‘Aiming Towards Profitability’. Approximately 575 attended.
A special full day PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP was ranked as ‘fantastic’ by attendees, and videos are available on-line for those interested in honing their skills in insect, weed, rodent, and disease management.
The ‘ Aiming Towards Profitability’ MAIN SESSION featured economic trends, analysis of world prices, irrigation management, subsurface drip, P&K fertility, Analysis and definition of forage quality, and the new trait in alfalfa: low-lignin.
This program, now in its 45th season, is organized annually by the University of California Cooperative Extension, and sponsored by the industry group California Alfalfa & Forage Association. Full videos, powerpoints, and Proceedings are available on-line at alfalfa.ucdavis.edu
for a link to the CAFA registration page, click here
The Alfalfa & Small Grains Field Day was held on Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 at the Plant Sciences Research Farm, Hutchison Road, UC Davis, California. Below is a link to learn about recent research, variety adaptation, water management, N management in these important crops.
It’s important for growers who are producing for sensitive markets (those that reject GMO alfalfa) such as export or organic to produce non-GE alfalfa Hay. See PAPER on production of non-GE alfalfa – soon to be published in Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management. Also, see PAPER on Sampling methods for low level presence.Papers:
Netafim is hosting a field day on Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) concepts, components and management requirements. Get a review of agronomic and cultural management practices for SDI alfalfa, and learn about rodent management planning to protect your SDI investment. Meet a successful SDI alfalfa grower and learn first-hand how he's increased bottom-line profits.
River Garden Farms is located on the corner of Highway 45 and County Line Road in Knights Landing. RSVP is appreciated for the lunch count.
Call or email Vince Smith at Netafim USA (559) 240-0834 or email@example.com
A newly published article reviews the differences between species and varieties of cool-season grasses grown under deficit irrigation. Twenty-five perennial grass species/ cultivars were evaluated under three irrigation regimes (fullseason irrigation, early cutoff, and mid-season cutoff ) over 3 year period at the Intermountain Research and Extension Center in the Klamath Basin, Tulelake, CA.
Forage grasses included: 10 tall fescue cultivars, seven orchardgrass cultivars, four bromegrass species (Bromus spp), three wheatgrass species, and festulolium. These species differed in response to water deficits.
Which species appeared to be better under full and deficit irrigation regimes?
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 Day ArchiveThe 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 2014-2015 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.
|Copyright: ©1998-2016 Dan Putnam|