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2021 WESTERN ALFALFA & FORAGE SYMPOSIUM

Nov 16-18, 2021 @ Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada

Field Tour 16 November, Full 1.5 day program 17-18th.

Economics, Pest Management, Soil Health, Environment, Irrigation/Water

Exhibits, PCA/CCA hours Offered.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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ALFALFA/FORAGE PEST MANAGEMENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

December, 2020

PCA and CCA Credits Offered

This workshop covered many aspects of pest management of importance including weeds, insects, and diseases.

Organized by: University of California Cooperative Extension, UC Davis, UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Day 1 Recording

Day 2 Recording


Alfalfa/Forage Virtual Field Day

September, 2020

This 'virtual field day' was held September 22, 2020. Many subjects were covered including alfalfa varieties, irrigation, sorghum production and feeding, use of sugar beets and safflower for forage, and research update on hemp. If you missed it, take a look at the videos and PowerPoints below.

Presentations

  • Alfalfa Yield/Quality with Reduced Lignin Lines – Dan Putnam, UCD (video)
  • Forage Sorghum Types and Uses – Jeff Dahlberg, UC Kearney (video)
  • Alfalfa Insect Pest IPM Update: Aphids, Weevils, Worms – Ian Grettenberger, UCD (video)
  • Field Research on Industrial Hemp – Bob Hutmacher, Dan Putnam, UCD (video)
  • PE Selection in the Time of Covid- Lisa Blecker, UC ANR (pdf)
  • Crop Manage Irrigation Scheduling for Alfalfa – Michael Cahn, UC ANR (pdf)
  • Sorghum as a Forage for Dairies—Jennifer Heguy, UC ANR (pdf)
  • Sugar beets and Safflower as Alternative Forages—Steve Kaffka, UC Davis (ppt coming soon)
  • Sorghum Deficit Irrigation Response—Bob Hutmacher, UCD (pdf)
  • Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for High Yields and Pest Resistance—Dan Putnam, UCD (pdf)
  • Surface Irrigation Strategies for Groundwater Recharge—Khaled Bali, UC Kearney (pdf)


November 19-21, 2019 @ Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada

Including Irrigation Workshop, Economics, Pest Management, Forage Quality, Genetics

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Field Day

Long Beach, CA

Irrigated Alfalfa Cover Image
A comprehensive 24-chapter publication designed to provide detailed, scientifically-based information about the growth, production, management, and utilization of alfalfa grown under irrigation. Lots of pest management information, forage quality, and variety information. Chapters can be downloaded, but it’s better to buy the whole publication.



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