2021 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day to be held In Person 9/23/21

Aug 24, 2021

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NOTE: DUE TO COVID, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

NO COST TO ATTEND

Pre-register by clicking or following the link immediately below:

https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=35502

Lunch will be served, but only pre-registered guests can be guaranteed a meal

 PCA AND CCA CREDITS AVAIALBLE

When: September 23, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Where: Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 S Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA 93648

What: A half-day of presentations, a tour, and discussion about current research of alfalfa and forage production in the SJV

Who should attend: Growers, crop consultants, allied industry professionals, and anybody else interested in alfalfa and forage production in the SJV

Agenda: See or download the attached agenda for important details

Continuing education: CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (PCA, QAL, QAC, PAC), Certified Crop Adviser, and CDFA INMP (formerly CURES) continuing education credits have been applied for

For more information, contact Nick Clark by email at neclark@ucanr.edu with ALFALFA in the subject line for a quick response.

Program

 

7:00 AM      Sign-in and morning refreshment

8:00             TRAM LEAVES FOR FIELD TOUR

  • Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for Pest Management and Quality in Relationship to Harvest Schedule – Dan Putnam, UC Davis
  • Sorghum Deficit Irrigation – Bob Hutmacher, UC West Side Research and Extension Center
  • Sorghum Varieties – Bob Hutmacher, UC West Side Research and Extension Center
  • Winter Flooding and Summer Deficit Irrigation of Alfalfa – Khaled Bali, UC Kearney Research and Extension Center and Dan Putnam, UC Davis

 

9:50             TRAM RETURNS

10:00           Properties of Manure as a Fertilizer for Forages – Anthony Fulford, UCCE Stanislaus

10:15           SJV Forage Crops Professionals Needs Assessment – Nick Clark, UCCE King

10:30           New USDA-ARS Efforts in Forage Research at San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences (SJVAS) Center, Parlier, California– Jason Kelley & Sultan Begna, USDA-ARS

10:45           Discussion

11:00           Break

11:15           Pesticide application safety and PPE requirements – Shawn Athayasay, Fresno County Agriculture Commissioner's Office

11:30           Forage IPM Principles and Best Practices – Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Farm Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin

11:45           Weed Management in Established Alfalfa – José Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias, UCCE Merced

12:00 PM     Discussion

12:15           Lunch

DPR, CCA and N Mgmt. CEU hours have been applied for.

Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, pre-registration is required: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=35502

 

Thanks to our sponsors: BASF and Innovative Ag Services

 

 

 


By Nicholas Clark
Author - Assistant CE Advisor
By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
Contributor - Farm Advisor
By Joy Hollingsworth
Contributor - Nutrient Management and Soil Quality Advisor
By Anthony Fulford
Contributor - Area CE Nutrient Management & Soil Quality Advisor
By Daniel H Putnam
Contributor - Cooperative Extension Specialist, Agronomist in the AES

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