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 Advisors and Specialists on current forage production topics.
Approximately 70 people attended the field day. Attendees were PCA's, CCA's, seed and crop protection professionals, government agents, private agronomists, and college/university students. The meeting was fully sponsored by BASF, Bayer CropScience, Netafim, and Verdegaal Brothers Inc., and all technical support was provided by KAREC staff.