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The End of Chlorpyrifos in California will Profoundly Impact Alfalfa IPM and Pest Resistance: What are the Alternatives?


The end is near for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) applications in many California crops, now on a faster timetable than previously anticipated. This results from a recent agreement between CA Department of...

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:48 PM

2019 Annual UC Alfalfa and Forage Field Day at Kearney Scheduled for September


2019 Annual Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Thursday, September 19, 2019 UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier 9240 S. Riverbend Ave. NO COST TO ATTEND  Get ready for...


Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM
  • Author: Nicholas Clark
  • Author: Lynn Sosnoskie
  • Author: Joy Hollingsworth
Tags: Alfalfa (36), Field Day (3), Forage (4), IPM (13), Pest Management (3)

Improving Crude Protein in Alfalfa

A question came to me from a crop consultant. His alfalfa grower asked him how he could increase crude protein (CP) in his alfalfa. The buyer of the alfalfa, for the most part, is happy with the hay....

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:57 PM
Tags: crude protein (1), nitrogen (3)

Alfalfa, Forage and Grains Field Day to Feature New Varieties, Pest Management, Irrigation, Alternative Crops

Alfalfa Field Day

Come and join farmers, industry reps, PCAs and researchers at the annual Grains/Alfalfa Field Day at UC Davis The annual UC Davis Small Grains and Alfalfa Field Day will take place on Wednesday, May...

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Painted lady butterflies on the move!

Painted lady butterfly eggs are laid singly on plants, including sunflower, a host of painted ladies.

Painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) are dazzling us with color, but surprising us with sporadic finds of caterpillars on crops this year, including alfalfa, pistachio, walnuts, artichokes, and...

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:11 PM
Tags: #UCIPM (3), alfalfa (36)

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