2023 UC Field Crops, Alfalfa, and Forage Field Day

Sep 11, 2023

2023 UC Field Crops, Alfalfa, and Forage Field Day

Sep 11, 2023

The UC Field Crops, Alfalfa, and Forage Field Day will take place on Friday, September 29, 2023. The field day will take place at the Kearney Research and Extension Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648. Sign-in and morning refreshments begin at 7:00am, and the field tour tram leaves promptly at 8:00am. There is no registration fee, but please pre-register for the event to help us with our planning. Only preregistered attendees are guaranteed a lunch. CCA continuing education credits (1.0 SW; 1.0 PM; 1.5 CM) and CDFA INMP credits (1.5) have been approved. DPR continuing education credits (1.0) are still pending. The agenda is below and attached to the bottom of this post. We look forward to seeing you at the field day!


7:00 am          Sign-in (refreshments provided)

8:00 am          Depart for Field Tour

  • Sorghum Variety Trials (Grain & Forage) – Jackie Atim, UC ANR
  • Sorghum variety trial under deficit irrigation – Jackie Atim
  • Dry beans variety selection – Bao Lam Huynh, UC Riverside
  • Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping System – Sultan Begna and Lauren Hale, USDA ARS

10:00 am        Return from Field Tour

10:10 am        New Extension Advisors Introduction – Nick Clark, UC ANR

10:20 am        Alfalfa Weed Management – Giuliano Galdi & Jorge Angeles UC ANR

10:40 am        Cotton IPM – Ian Grettenberger & Buddhi Achhami, UC Davis

11:00 am        Brief: Small Grain and Alfalfa Weed Management – Nick Clark

11:05 am        Break

11:15 am        Compost Application to Alfalfa – Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UC ANR

11:35 am        Byproducts Trends & Opportunities for the CA Dairy Industry – Jennifer Heguy, UC ANR

11:55 am        Lima & Garbanzo Breeding and Dry Bean Heat Stress Testing– Christine Diepenbrock, UC Davis

12:15 pm        Lunch

By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
Author - Farm Advisor

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