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2018 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day: Presentations now available

This year's Alfalfa and Forage Field Day held on September 19, 2018 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA, was another success. The presentations and handouts from...

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:10 PM
Tags: AgRIC (9), Alfalfa (33), Forage Crops (3), IPM (12)

DPR license and certificate holders: Renew early! Get those last-minute hours with help from UC IPM

The CA Alfalfa Symposium is scheduled for late November and offers an excellent opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) hours for DPR licenses and certificates....

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:25 AM

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


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?

ForageValue (2017 data) 3-28-18

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

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