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Alfalfa and Forage Field Day 2017

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual Alfalfa & Forage Field Day at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA on Wednesday September 20, 2017. DPR and CCA...

Alfalfa Meeting 2017 v8-31-17 (002)
Alfalfa Meeting 2017 v8-31-17 (002)

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Managing alfalfa hay during heat waves

Joey in an alfalfa field in Yolo County, 2017.

Dog gone it's hot! This is expected in our Central Valley at this time of year, but when heat waves hit, it's important to be prepared with good irrigation management practices in alfalfa hay...

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:10 PM
Tags: alfalfa (25), heat waves (1), irrigation (3)

Common Purslane - Problems and Management in Alfalfa Fields

Figure 1. Common purslane. Photo courtesy UC IPM.

We have become aware that common purslane (Portulaca oleracea, Fig. 1) is an increasing problem in alfalfa fields, particularly during the months of July through September. A pest control advisor...

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Be on the lookout for sugarcane aphid this summer

Figure 1

Last year many forage sorghum fields were heavily infested and damaged by Sugarcane Aphid (SCA) (Figure 1) – Melanaphis sacchari – feeding. Most calls came in around early July of 2016...

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM
Tags: IPM (10), Pest Mangement (1), Sorghum (3), Sugarcane Aphid (1)

Pollinator Week, June 19–25, 2017: Bee Knowledgeable!

bumble bee final

Bees are the most important pollinators of California agriculture—helping us grow field crops, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Honey bees receive most of the credit for crop pollination, but many...

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1:52 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program

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