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bumble bee final Pollinator Week, June 19–25, 2017: Bee Knowledgeable!
Posted 6/20/2017 - Bees are the most important pollinators of California agriculture—helping us grow field crops, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Honey bees receive most of the credit for crop pollination, but many other kinds of bees play an important role as well....

Larry Godfrey, 1956-2017 Memorial Service Set for Larry Godfrey June 7, UCD Campus
Posted 5/18/2017 - DAVIS--A memorial for UC Cooperative Extension entomologist Larry Godfrey, a 26-year member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 7 in the Putah Creek Lodge, located off...

Brad Hanson, Birgit Puschne, Joe DiTomaso Discuss Poisonous Weeds 2017 Field Day Big Success - Handouts now available
Posted 5/17/2017 - Balmy afternoon at 74 degrees, mild breeze - what better day for a hay ride to learn about alfalfa & forage crops. Participants, 2017 Grains/Alfalfa Field Day, May 11, 2017. We had a great crowd at the UC Davis Alfalfa Field Day on May 11,...

HarvestingAlfalfa-Central Valley of California New Pest Management Guidelines for Alfalfa - Revised & Updated
Posted 5/10/2017 - Newly-revised Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Guidelines for alfalfa have been published and now available on-line with new sections, videos, and decision support tools.   These cover all areas of pest management...

Field in Yolo County damaged by common leaf spot, May 2017. Common leaf spot in alfalfa is common this year
Posted 5/4/2017 - Why do my alfalfa leaves look spotty?? Common leaf spot (Pseudopeziza medicaginis) has been very common in some alfalfa fields this spring due to our wet weather! Symptoms include small circular, brown-to-black spots on the leaves. As the disease...

Alfalfa Salinity References:

Salinity Management in Alfalfa Fields

South Delta Leaching Fractions Project Report Update


Alfalfa and Forage References:

Variety Trial Results

Alfalfa Fertilization

Co-existence of RR and Conventional Alfalfa Hay Fields


Agronomy RIC

Visit the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center (RIC) for more information on alfalfa and other agronomic crops.


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