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Pesticides, Water Quality and Alfalfa Production

April Van Scoy taking water samples from a tail water ditch in alfalfa.

There is no question that managing pests in alfalfa is a challenge. But it’s even more of a challenge considering that we need to consider how our chemical tools impact our environment. Why is...

April Van Scoy taking water samples from a tail water ditch in alfalfa.
April Van Scoy taking water samples from a tail water ditch in alfalfa.

April Van Scoy taking water samples from a tail water ditch in alfalfa.

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Alfalfa Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Announcing the upcoming Alfalfa Integrated Pest Management Workshop to be held Friday, February 22, 2013 at the UC Riverside Palm Desert Center.  This workshop builds on the success of the...

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM
  • Author: Vonny M. Barlow
  • Author: Pete Goodell

Selected Insecticide Performance against Egyptian Alfalfa Weevil Larvae

Egyptian alfalfa weevil

Alfalfa weevil overwinters as an adult in field trash or other secluded hiding places and emerges in late winter or early spring. Soon after emergence and mating, the adult females begin inserting...

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 4:59 PM
  • Author: Vonny M. Barlow
  • Author: Larry Godfrey

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Every year since 1995, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) have come together to present the Unified Wine & Grape...

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Pocket gophers: scourge of alfalfa?

Adult pocket gopher

One of the most damaging pests of alfalfa is the pocket gopher.  A recent study estimated that, when present, pocket gophers resulted in an 8.8% loss in revenue.  The damage that pocket...

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Tags: aluminum phosphide (1), baiting (1), IPM (13), pocket gopher (1), trapping (1)

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