2014 Annual Alfalfa and Forage Field Day

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 7:30am - 1:15pm

  • When?
    September 12, 2014
  • Where?
    Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center; 9240 South Riverbend Avenue; Parlier, CA 93648


View the agenda below, or click here:

7:30 AM Registration  
8:00 Tram leaves for Field Tour  
  Varieties – What are the Pest Management, Yield and Quality Traits of Most Importance? (Handout) Dan Putnam, Alfalfa and Forage Specialist, UC Davis
  Forage and Grain Sorghum Demonstration Plots Jeff Dahlberg, Director, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  Forage and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Management Research Bob Hutmacher, Steve Wright, Jeff Dahlberg – UCCE, UCD Plant Sciences, and UC Kearney and West Side Research and Extension Centers
  Characterizing the Nitrogen Benefit of Alfalfa-Wheat Rotations (Handout) Eric Lin, Graduate Student, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
9:30 Tram returns to the classroom for presentations  
  Sharpen and Other Herbicide Options for Weed Control in Alfalfa (Slides) (Handout) Kurt Hembree, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Fresno County
  Distribution Uniformity in Surface Irrigation Systems and the Importance of Soil Moisture Monitoring (Slides) Dan Munk, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Fresno County
  Aphids: Management vs. Control Pete Goodell, Cooperative Extension Advisor, UC Statewide IPM Program
  Small Grain Silage Update (Slides) (Handout) Steve Wright, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Tulare and Kings Counties
  Salinity Management in Alfalfa Fields (Slides) (Handout) Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Farm Advisor, UCCE, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties
  The Importance of Non-GE Alfalfa for Export or Organic Production (Slides Dan Putnam, Alfalfa and Forage Specialist, UC Davis
12:00 PM LUNCH  
1:15 Visit Subsurface Alfalfa Drip Irrigation Field