- Author: Shannon C. Mueller
I copied this article from our Fresno County Farm Bureau newsletter. I wasn't aware of this resource and thought I'd share.
For many years, Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Hay Net website,
Folks, it's easy to be cynical about our democracy and the gridlock in Washington – but at some level we know our government is only as good as we are as citizens.
Case in point: whether APHIS (The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) should approve the de-regulation of a new Genetically-Engineered (GE) trait in alfalfa. This trait is currently in field testing, and should be released in 2016.
Now pending your comment. Due June 30.
Low Lignin Alfalfa may have the potential for higher quality,as well as more flexibility in harvest scheduling.
YOU are the alfalfa people, and should have the greatest interest in this...
Each day it's important to value the folks around you.
This week, Dr. Larry Teuber passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer. Larry started as an Assistant Professor in at UC Davis on December 7, 1977 and his appointment continued until his last day. He had his boots on. He was the alfalfa breeder and geneticist for alfalfa at UC Davis, and director of the California Crop Improvement Association.
Larry was instrumental in contributing to the plant breeding of alfalfa, having released numerous key non-dormant alfalfa germplasm sources which have been used by private companies, and, more recently, several widely-grown alfalfa varieties: UC Impalo WF and UC...
- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
In a blog entry last March, I introduced a study I am conducting to assess the effect of surface water quality on soil salinity of alfalfa fields in the south Delta. This blog revisits that project and describes what was learned in the first year. The objective of this work is to gain knowledge on the leaching fraction being achieved and how surface water quality and rainfall affect leaching. The knowledge to be gained will assist growers with salinity management.
As a forage crop, the marketed product of alfalfa is the vegetation, or alfalfa hay. Hay yields are directly related to crop water use. As crop water use increases, generally so does alfalfa...
Please join us for a field day coming up soon. We will heavily feature irrigation management issues, which are key to alfalfa producers in this drought year, but also a range of pest management and crop management issues.
PCA and CCA Credits are offered.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Davis, CA (12 Noon through 4:15)
Grains Field Day is 8:30 through noon *(see website for details)
Location: UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters, Hutchison Road, Davis, CA
This field day features research on the UC Davis campus including alfalfa varieties, new weed control methods, control of aphids and other pests,...