- Author: Daniel H Putnam
You can sit back in your easy chair today, and get the latest information on alfalfa, grains and forages from the comfort of your porch or living room.
The entire 2014 California Alfalfa, Grains and Forage Symposium videos, proceedings and Powerpoints are now live on-line at: http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu/+symposium/2014/index.aspx
Missed the symposium because you got married in December? Attended the symposium but got called away to the hallway to make that $1 million deal? No problem.
Catch up today by viewing the entire conference on-line. It's almost like being there! Here are some...
- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
UC Cooperative Extension will host a Field Crops meeting this Friday, January 9th from 8:30am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). The agenda is as follows:
8:30am Doors open, sign-in, light refreshments, and distribute handouts
8:45am Welcome, Introduction, and Survey: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
9:00am Seed Treatments for Wireworm Control in Field Corn: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
9:20am In-Field Diagnostic Tools for Adaptive N Management in Wheat: Mark Lundy, UCCE,...
- Author: Shannon C. Mueller
I copied this article from our local Farm Bureau News. It was written by Sgt. Ryan Hushaw, Fresno Sheriff's Ag Task Force. Although the references are for Fresno County, the tips are relevant everywhere so I thought I'd share.
Within the last month, we have seen an increase in the theft of hay in western and southern Fresno County. Unfortunately, when the price of feed rises, so do thefts of hay.
Although the typical hay thief does not steal large quantities, we often see anywhere from 20 to 30 bales of hay being stolen at a time. This can obviously add up for the grower over time. It is not uncommon for hay thieves to fill up an entire truck bed or flat-bed trailer...
An online course highlighting how pesticide resistance develops among pests is now available on the UC IPM web site. Created primarily for pest control advisors and other licensed pesticide applicators, this course describes the mechanisms of resistance in pathogens, insects, and weeds and discusses ways to manage resistance within the different disciplines.
The online course is divided into three narrated presentations followed by a final test for each section. This course has been approved for 2 continuing education units in the “Other” category from the Department of Pesticide Regulation.
This course is based on a series of workshops held in Davis, Fresno, and at the Kearney Agricultural Research and...
The University of California Division of Agricultural & Natural Resources will be holding the California Alfalfa & Grains Symposium this year in Long Beach CA on December 10-12, 2014.
- Listen to expert speakers.
- Visit with your colleagues at the evening receptions.
- Stop by the exhibit area to see the latest on alfalfa and forage products and services.
- Receive Symposium Proceedings
California grows over 3 million acres of alfalfa and other forage crops. The Symposium will be a comprehensive meeting to focus on critical issues related to alfalfa and forage crops, particularly global issues, economics, and practical 'how to' talks on crop production techniques.