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New UC oat hay varieties show disease resistance and frost avoidance

Photo: Frost injury to Montezuma (left, Yolo Co.) when min temperatures were below 32F (28F-31F) for 5 days late February (CIMIS, Davis, CA 2018). Newer oat hay varieties (right) head out later, often avoiding frost injury.

Several new University of California forage oat varieties have been developed by Dr. Cal Qualset, Small Grains program, UC Davis recently.  These are generally grown together in hay...

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:52 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Sugarcane Aphid - an Unwelcome Visitor to California's Central Valley

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Sorghum is grown in California as a high yielding, drought resistant, low input forage and grain crop. However, it's been bugged lately. Last month, a sorghum field in Yolo County and fields...

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 12:25 PM

When will the farming community and the public recognize the importance of alfalfa & forage crops?

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As comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to say: “I don't get no respect”! Forgive the double negative, but farmers and supporters of our lowly alfalfa and grass crops seem like they have the...

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:25 AM

2018 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Agenda

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The agenda for the annual Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day is set. Where: Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center; 9240 S. Riverbend Ave.; Parlier, CA 93648 When: Wednesday,...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:44 PM
Tags: AgRIC (8), Alfalfa (32), field crops (2), field day (2), Forage Crops (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

What to do with those tough to control perennial weeds in established alfalfa?

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The old saying, “Everything's fine until it's not,” comes to mind when dealing with some tough to control perennial weeds in alfalfa production during the summertime. Such was the case...

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 3:52 PM
Tags: AgRIC (8), alfalfa (32), herbicide (2), WeedRIC (1), weeds (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

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