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Verticillium Wilt of Alfalfa

Verticillium wilt of alfalfa

Verticillium wilt disease of alfalfa is relatively new to California, having first been found in isolated fields in Humboldt and Monterey counties in 1985.  Verticillium wilt is a disease caused...

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM
  • Author: Vonny M. Barlow

Leafhoppers and overwintering; a southern California perspective

Hopper movement

Several insects can reduce alfalfa yields such as the Empoasca leafhopper group (ELH) which feeds on a wide range of plants and is capable of successful reproduction on over 200 plant species in 25...

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 8:34 AM
  • Author: Vonny M. Barlow

Proper Herbicide Application Timing Critical in Seedling Alfalfa

Winter annual weeds often grow faster than seedling alfalfa especially with a late planting, making herbicide application timing critical.

Many growers have good intentions when it comes to controlling weeds in seedling alfalfa but often fields end up being treated beyond the optimum window. Proper application timing is critical for...

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 4:57 PM
  • Author: Steve Orloff

Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper Update

Threecornered alfalfa hoppers are out in high numbers and earlier than usual this year.

The threecornered alfalfa hopper is a green, wedge-shaped insect about the size of a Lygus bug. These leafhopper pests have piercing-sucking mouthparts and feed on the stems of alfalfa plants,...

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Fall is the Time to Fertilize!

Sample soil or plant tissue to determine fertilizer needs.

I visited a grower recently who noticed his alfalfa wasn’t coming back as quickly after cutting this summer.  He had taken plant tissue and soil tests which both indicated that phosphorus...

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

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