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Natural Enemies Are Important For Control Of The Aphid Complex In Alfalfa – A Case Study

FIg. 1. Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergense)

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" holds true in entomology as well! The activity of natural enemies of pests (beneficial insects) is a key component of Integrated Pest Management in alfalfa to...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:36 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

“I’ll be BACK” - Managing Blue Alfalfa Aphids in Alfalfa


“I'll be back!” And, they are, with a vengeance! Just like the Terminator, those pesky blue alfalfa aphids are once again wreaking havoc in alfalfa fields, including those just...

Posted on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 3:45 PM
  • Author: Ian Grettenberger
  • Author: Rachael Long
  • Author: Michael Rethwisch
  • Author: Rob Wilson
  • Author: Daniel H Putnam
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium to Feature Irrigation Workshop, Pest Management, and Forage Quality Mini-Symposium


How about a trip to beautiful Reno with >500 of your closest friends?   Please join us for the 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium Optimizing Yield and Quality in Irrigated...

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:17 AM

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)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management

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