University of California Alfalfa & Forages
Alfalfa Leaf Image 2019 California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium
Optimizing Yield and Quality in Irrigated Forages Alfalfa Leaf Image
Forage Irrigation Workshop
November 19th - November 21th, 2019 | Reno, NV

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The organizers of the 2019 California Alfalfa & Grains Conference wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the many sponsors of this year's conference.

Principles of Irrigation and Water Management

8:30am Importance of Irrigation Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA Video Slides (PDF)

8:45am What is EvapoTranspiration and How to Estimate ET? Howard Neibling, University of Idaho, Twin Falls, ID Video Slides (PDF)

9:15am Soil Moisture Monitoring – What goes on below the ground? Matt Yost, Utah State University, Logan, UT Video Slides (PDF)

9:45am Irrigation Scheduling—When and how much? Troy Peters, Washington State University, Prosser, WA Video Slides (PDF)

10:15am DISCUSSION Video
10:45am Deficit Irrigation of Alfalfa—When you just don’t have enough Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA Video Slides (PDF)

11:10am Salinity Management for Alfalfa and Grasses Bob Hutmacher, University of California, Davis, CA and Director, UC West Side Research and Extension Center, Five Points, CA Video Slides (PDF)

11:30am Fertigation & Use of Degraded Waters Grant Cardon, Utah State University, Logan, UT Video Slides (PDF)

11:50am DISCUSSION Video

Innovations and Solutions: Sprinkler Systems

1:00pm Analysis of Sprinkler Systems: Comparing Center Pivots, Linears, Wheel Lines Howard Neibling, University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID Video Slides (PDF)

1:20pm LEPA & LESA & Mobile Drip Innovations Matt Yost, Utah State University, Logan, UT Video Slides (PDF)

1:35pm Variable Rate Irrigation with Overhead systems Troy Peters, Washington State University, Prosser, WA Video Slides (PDF)

1:55pm DISCUSSION Video

Innovations and Solutions: Surface Irrigation

2:00pm Overview of Surface Irrigation Systems Design Khaled Bali, University of California Kearney AgResearch & Extension Center, Parlier, CA Slides (PDF)

2:20pm Automation of Furrow and Flood Irrigation Peter Moller, Rubicon, Modesto, CA Video Slides (PDF)

2:40pm Comparing Systems on my Farm Ronnie Leimgruber, Alfalfa Grower, Holtville, CA Video

Innovations and Solutions: Drip Irrigation

3:15pm Overview of Drip Irrigation Systems in Alfalfa Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA Video Slides (PDF)

3:30pm Management of Alfalfa SDI on our Farm Nate Ray, DeJager Farms, Chowchilla, CA Video Slides (PDF)

3:45pm Management of Alfalfa SDI on our Ranch Greg Wegis, Wegis & Young Ranch, Bakersfield, CA Video

Innovations in Irrigation (Howard Neibling, Moderator)

  • VideoPivots and Controls: Rick Hanshew, Reinke
  • VideoSprinkler Products: Dan Schueler, Senninger
  • VideoDrip/Controls/Filters: Domonic Rossini, Netafim
  • VideoPivots and Controls: Trevor Mecham, Valmont
  • VideoSprinkler Products: Bob Hand, Nelson Irrigation
  • VideoDrip Irrigation of Lagoon Water: John Cardoza, Suscon
  • Fixed Wing Remote Sensing: Ria Van Hoef, TerrAvion

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