Tuesday, April 15, 2014
alfalfa-aerial-bales-04152014-shutterstock-feature

California Alfalfa: Field Days Set For El Centro, Davis

AgFax.Com - Your Online Ag News Source


Two California alfalfa field days are coming up, one in the Imperial Valley and one in Davis. Both heavily feature irrigation management issues, which are key to alfalfa producers in this drought year, but also a range of pest management and crop management issues. PCA and CCA Credits are offered.

alfalfa-aerial-bales-04152014-shutterstock-facebookImperial Valley Alfalfa & Field Crops Field Day

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 a.m. through noon at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center, 1004 East Holton Road, El Centro.

This field day features a wide range of studies on alfalfa/forage crops, alfalfa variety trials, drip irrigation, oilseeds, biofuels, irrigation practices, pest management, aphid outbreak, alfalfa drip irrigation, durum wheat, and crop rotation. Featuring new technology in irrigation management.

A carne asada barbeque lunch will be served.

Here’s the full program as a PDF file.

UC Davis Alfalfa/Small Grains Field Day

Wednesday, May 7, Davis, Noon through 4:15 p.m. at the UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters, Hutchison Road, Davis.

This field day features research on alfalfa varieties, new weed control methods, control of aphids and other pests, switchgrass as a potential forage, low lignin trait in alfalfa, crop rotation studies with wheat, new studies on irrigation management and ideas for surviving the 2014 drought. Also, meet the new Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Helene Dillard, and director of Plant Breding, Charlie Brummer.

A free barbeque lunch will be served, sponsored by California Crop Improvement Association.

See the UC Davis alfalfa website for a complete agenda: http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu/

Pre-registration is not required.


Tags: ,


Leave a Reply

Name and Email Address are required fields. Your email will not be published or shared with third parties.

Sunbelt Ag News

    Cleveland on Cotton: Heavy Hat Sitting on 67-68 Cent Mark8-22

    Rice Crop: Harvest Progresses in Texas, Louisiana; Arkansas Farmers Unpaid8-22

    Rose On Cotton: Positive Signs, Mostly8-22

    Rice Market: Futures Push to New High Before Hit with Selling Pressure8-22

    Peanuts – Drought, Dry-Weather Pests Persist in Lower Southeast – AgFax8-22

    Southern Soybeans – Midsouth Harvest Widens – AgFax8-22

    Grain TV: High Wheat Exports, Sky Rocketing Soy Basis8-22

    Rice Harvest Starts In Arkansas, Barely – AgFax8-22

    Cotton In Midsouth – Bollworms Build – AgFax8-22

    DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Futures End Week With Short-Covering Rally8-22

    Mississippi Hunting: Plant Proper Fields for Upcoming Dove Season8-22

    AFB Grain-Soybean Close: Ukraine Conflict Again Boosts Prices8-22

    AFB Cotton Close: Higher in Narrow Trade8-22

    AFB Rice Close: Futures Unchanged to Lower8-22

    DTN Cotton Close: October Leads Rally Higher8-22

    Taxes: Donating Crops Can Mean Substantial Tax Savings8-22

    DTN Grain Close: Markets Ignore the Bear, Climb Higher8-22

    Georgia Peanut Commission Promotes Consumption Through Sporting Events8-22

    USDA: Peanut Price Highlights8-22

    Georgia: Pecan Growers Association Field Day, Tifton, Sept. 48-22

    Mississippi Soybeans: Growers Anticipate Record Yield8-22

    DTN Livestock Midday: October Live Cattle Futures Push Higher8-22

    DTN Grain Midday: Trade Still Higher Across Board8-22

    Farming on the Mother Road: Change is Operative Word in New Mexico – DTN8-22

    Mississippi: Cool-Season Food Plots Benefit Wildlife, Diversity8-22

    DTN Cotton Open: Slightly Lower in Quiet Dealings8-22

    DTN Livestock Open: Hog Paper to Start Higher8-22

    DTN Grain Open: Futures Begin Quietly Higher8-22

    Keith Good: With Midwest Grain Harvest Looming, Storage Concerns Grow8-22

    Doane Cotton Close: Technical Strength Could Mark Selling Opportunity8-21

    Beef Checkoff Effort Stalls – DTN8-21

    Farming on the Mother Road: Amarillo, Heart of Cattle Feed Country – DTN8-21

    Biofuels: Nebraska Switchgrass Cultivar Provides Promise – DTN8-21

    Louisiana: Rice Disease Field Tour, Crowley, Aug. 268-21

    Chumrau on Wheat: Large World Supply Is Certain, Quality Is the Question8-21

    U.S. Grain Transportation: STB Takes Steps to Resolve Rail Backlog8-21

    AgFax Rice Review: Japan Resumes Fukushima Exports; India Production Estimates Lifted8-21

    U.S. Drought Outlook: Improvement Across Southwest, California Still Dry8-21

    U.S. Energy: Midland Crude Prices Falling Below Cushing Prices8-21

    Gasoline Prices: Decrease by 3 Cents8-21

    Propane Stocks: Up 2.5M Barrels8-21

    Diesel Prices: Average Drops 1 Cent8-21

    North Carolina Soybeans: Cause of Leaf Yellowing, Curling Unknown8-21

    Texas Town Claims Oldest Working Cotton Gin – AgFax8-21

    Southeast Cotton – Late Insects Forcing Tough Decisions – AgFax8-20

    Late Soybeans Lack Heat Units, Frost Concerns in Midwest – AgFax8-20

    Farmers Work to Wrap Up Summer as Fall Peeks Over Horizon – DTN8-20

    Louisiana: Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Spreads with Firewood8-20

    The Glory Days Are Gone: Not Your Daddy’s Farm Program – DTN8-20

    Crop Insurance: Commodity Payment Caps and AGI Restrictions – DTN8-20

    Do Big Corn Crops Always Get Bigger? Not Necessarily.8-20

    AgFax Cotton Review: World Consumption to Rise; Best Texas Yields in 3 Years8-20

    Louisiana: Fertilizer Research Benefits from New Equipment8-20

    AgFax Grain Review: Longest Bear Streak in 8 Years; Watch Silage Moisture Levels8-20

    Farming on the Mother Road: Okies Still Battling Droughts — DTN8-20

    Cotton in Southwest: Resistant Pigweed Thrives: Aphids Won’t Quit – AgFax8-19

    USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices8-19

    Farmland Prices Expected to Stabilize, Possibly Decline8-19

    Crop Insurance: Remember to Verify Acreage History at Local FSA Office8-19

    Local Crop Reports: Still Some Issues Out There — DTN8-19

    Oil Crops Outlook: U.S. Soybean Yields Rise With Favorable Weather8-19

    Cotton Outlook: U.S. Production Increased 1M Bales8-19

    GMO Critics Invited to Testify at Public Meeting on Biotech — DTN8-19

    Rice Outlook: U.S. 2014-15 Production Projected at 228.8M Cwt8-19

    Sunbelt Ag Events

     

    About Us

    AgFax.Com covers agricultural trends and production topics, with an emphasis on news about cotton, rice, peanuts, corn, soybeans, wheat and tree crops, including almonds, pecans, walnuts and pistachios.

      

    This site also serves as the on-line presence of electronic crop and pest reports published by AgFax Media LLC (formerly Looking South Communications).

        

    Click here to subscribe to our free reports.

      

    We provide early warnings and confirmations about pests, diseases and other factors that influence yield. Our goal is to quickly provide farmers and crop advisors with information needed to make better and more profitable decisions.

         

    Our free weekly crop and pest advisories include:

    • AgFax Midsouth Cotton, covering cotton production and news in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri.

    • AgFax Southeast Cotton, covering cotton production and news in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

    • AgFax Southwest Cotton (new for 2013!), covering cotton production and news in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico.

    • AgFax West (formerly MiteFax: SJV Cotton), covering California cotton, alfalfa, tomatoes and other non-permanent crops in California's Central Valley.

    • AgFax Rice covering rice production and news in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.

    • AgFax Peanuts, covering peanut production in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

    • AgFax Southern Grain: covering soybeans, corn, milo and small grains in Southern states.

    • AgFax Almonds, covering almonds, pistachios, walnuts and other tree crops in California's Central Valley.

    • AgCom 101, providing guidance to ag professionals involved in social media.

    Our newsletters are sponsored by the following companies: FMC Corporation Chemtura Dow AgroSciences.

          

    Mission statement:

    Make it as easy as possible for our community of readers to find and/or receive needed information.

              

    Contact Information:

    AgFax Media. LLC

    142 Westlake Drive Brandon, MS 39047

    601-992-9488 Office 601-992-3503 Fax

    Owen Taylor Debra L. Ferguson Laurie Courtney

          

    Circulation Questions?

    Contact Laurie Courtney