As the alfalfa hay harvest season wraps up and we get in gear to attend the November 2017 Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium in Reno, NV, we're making the presentations and handouts from the 2017 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day available.
The Alfalfa and Forage Field Day was held this year on September 20, 2017, at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KAREC) in Parlier, CA. Activities during the half-day event included a tram tour of ongoing forage research projects followed by a few hours of classroom style presentations by UC Farm...
Dog gone it's hot!
This is expected in our Central Valley at this time of year, but when heat waves hit, it's important to be prepared with good irrigation management practices in alfalfa hay production.
Can alfalfa tolerate extreme heat? The short answer is ‘yes'. Alfalfa is originally from the Middle Eastern regions of Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia, so it is well adapted to hot, dry conditions. It's also routinely grown in the hot deserts of Arizona, Southern California and Mexico.
Managing Water. It is especially important that the crop has access to water during hot periods. In the absence of water, the crop will dry down and go...
- Author: Nicholas Clark
Join us at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center for a half day of demonstrations and education on managing pertinent issues in alfalfa and forage production in the San Joaquin Valley.
DATE: September 14, 2016
TIME: Registration starts at 7:30 AM
Tram tour leaves at 8:00 AM
Meeting ends at 12:30 PM with LUNCH
WHERE: Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Building 114, Nectarine Room