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2012 Alfalfa and Grains Symposium - A Great Success!

A very attentive audience learns new production and marketing information.

The 2012 Alfalfa & Grains Symposium was a tremendous success. There were over 450 people in attendance, great speakers and a variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest in alfalfa and grains...

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Year Round IPM Programs – New Tutorials Available

on line training yrp

Useful resources:         On-line training for Year Round IPM Programs              UC IPM ...

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Tags: alfalfa (34), decision tools (1), IPM (12), training (2)

Is Shipping Water to China in Alfalfa Hay Immoral?

Loading alfalfa into containers for overseas shipment, southern California.

For the latest twist in the rhetorical water wars in western states, you may be interested in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, featuring, you guessed it, that scourge of agricultural water...

Hay Exports
Hay Exports

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Watch for Sclerotinia Stem and Crown Rot

White mycelium of <em>Sclerotinia</em> is visible when humidity is high.

We may begin to see symptoms (stem wilting) and signs (white fungal mycelium growing on stems) of Sclerotinia stem and crown rot now that there has been some rain and fog. Although the fungus infects...

White mycelium of <em>Sclerotinia</em> is visible when humidity is high.
White mycelium of Sclerotinia is visible when humidity is high.

Apothecia, spore producing structures of <em>Sclerotinia</em>, on the soil surface.
Apothecia, spore producing structures of Sclerotinia, on the soil surface.

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Tags: Sclerotinia (1)

Alfalfa Weevil Adults Return to Alfalfa Fields

Egyptian alfalfa weevils aestivate outside alfalfa fields during the summer often under bark of trees.

As the weather turns cool, how will insects cope with this? Have you ever pondered what keeps insects from perishing in unfavorable environmental conditions; they obviously survive successfully and...

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM
  • Author: Larry Godfrey

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