It's that time of year again. Time to get small grains seeded, especially considering that there is the potential for a weather system to move through our area next week (Wednesday, November 21, 2018).
Water in our weather? Current forecasts suggest that rain could move through the area next week.
As we move into winter, it's also time to start thinking about the potential injury that can result due to environmental conditions. Last year, farm advisors in the...
Part of my role as a University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor is extending knowledge to my clientele and the public at large. I try to do this via this blog, through the use of social media (@agronomyweedsci on Twitter), and via popular press articles (for example, see this post about smartphone apps for weed identification: https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/smartphone-apps-to-help-you-id-weeds/).
Another tool that I will be employing is a twice yearly (Fall and Spring) newsletter that will address issues of concern to growers in the San Joaquin Valley. Please enjoy this first...
Complying with SB88 - Water Measurement and Reporting Shortcourse
Senate Bill 88 requires that all water right holders who divert more than 10 acre-feet a year measure and report the water they divert. For diversions greater than 100 acre-feet, SB 88 requires installation and certification of measurement methods be approved by an engineer, contractor, or other professional. AB 589 provides a self-certification option (AB 589 (Bigelow) - Water diversion: monitoring and reporting training). AB 589 allows a water diverter who has completed a course on measurement devices and methods administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension and passed a proficiency test to be considered a “Qualified...
Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is a perennial plant in the Convolvulaceae family (which is also the family of dodder (Cuscuta spp.), morningglories (Ipomoea spp.), and alkaliweed (Cressa truxillensis)). The species possesses an extensive root network (v
2018 Alfalfa and Forage Field Day
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM TRAM LEAVES FOR FIELD TOUR
Alfalfa Varieties for Pest and Disease Management – Shannon Mueller, Agronomy Advisor and County Director, UCCE Fresno
Low-Lignin Alfalfa Testing – Daniel Putnam, CE Agronomy & Forage Specialist, UC Davis
Sorghum Drought Stress – Jeffery Dahlberg, KAREC Director and Bob Hutmacher, WSREC Director & CE...