- 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 examples:
Wondering about the Economics of Alfalfa, Dairy and Exports?
See Seth Hoyt's report on hay http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/82affd01bb3e45329a6dcc3b8b7494ba1d
or John Szczepanski's talk on hay exports: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/176f8811ffba4283a034ff7d7f4d051a1d
Need to learn about Pest management?
See Steve Orloff's talk on Weeds http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/08261758a00b41f690e830b311d7d2d51d
or Vonny Barlow's and Eric Godfrey's talks on Blue Alfalfa Aphid:
Interested in Small Grains, corn, and sorghum?
See wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky's talk on new varieties: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/67e041b9e6a044379aa601264d0f84d41d
or Steve Wright's herbicide options for Small Grains talk: http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu/+symposium/proceedings/2014/14CAS20_Wright_HerbicideGrains.pdf
How about Alfalfa Water Management?
See Khaled Bali's talk on Automating Surface Irrigation: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/0cd13028a8ab47319c6059748909116f1d
or Daniel Zacaria's Report on Soil Moisture Monitoring. http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/2048ef567b3f49c897fa69ef57965cd91d
or Grower Experiences with Drip Irrigation: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/b54b9fb76b3b4194a9751fef592c75591d
or THomas Harter's talk on the problems with groundwater: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/fb650167098643ac8d629cab207dd9121d
What's going on with Forage Quality?
Try Peter Robinson's talk on Unique Features of Alfalfa: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/d8540f50169a469e9819008910504c291d
or yours truly's talk about Forage Testing and Markets: http://lecture.ucanr.org/Mediasite/Play/92b9a12737fc4b308b8c0a3e7a55c35f1d
These are just examples - sit back on your Laz-E-Boy, get a cold drink, and peruse the over 40 talks presented on this site which detail many aspects of quality, pest management, nutrient management, irrigation and genetics of alfalfa, wheat, sorghum, corn, and other forage crops! There were over 550 people attending the 2014 California Alfalfa, Grains and Forages Symposium in Long Beach in December - but you can experience the conference by viewing on-line.
You can also see the proceedings for 45 years, and 3-years of videos (2012, 2013, 2014) linked to this page: http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu
Happy perusing and Happy New Year!