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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

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)

Managing Diseases in Alfalfa after a Wet Year

Figure 1

It is both a blessing and a curse that alfalfa in California's Central Valley essentially grows all winter long.  Although we can get very high early yields, if conditions are too wet, the...

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:09 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Keep Common Groundsel Uncommon!

Seedling Groundsel

As you're thinking about winter weed management in alfalfa production, keep in mind the need for common groundsel control. Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) is highly toxic to livestock at all growth...

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Tags: alfalfa (36), groundsel (2), weed (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Duane Chamberlain, Yolo County Farmer, 2018 Jim Kuhn Leadership Award, CAFA

Duane Chamberlain, farmer from Yolo County, California, takes pride in farming quite difficult, class IV heavy clay soils, producing high yields and quality with alfalfa and grass hays destined for the horse and dairy markets. He is a big believer in early fall planting on modified shallow beds for maximizing yields on heavy soils, as in this productive new field in Woodland, CA (November 8, 2018).

It is with great pride that the Board of Directors of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA) has selected Duane Chamberlain, a prominent Yolo County Farmer, for the Jim Kuhn...

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Tags: #alfalfa (0)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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