2022 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day

Sep 1, 2022

2022 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day

Sep 1, 2022

The UC Alfalfa and Forage Field Day will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2022. 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. We have applied for DPR, CCA, and N management (ILRP program) continuing education credits, and the agenda is below. We look forward to seeing you at the field day!


7:00 AM      Sign-in and morning refreshment


  • Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for Pest Management and Adjustments to Water Situations – Dan Putnam, UC Davis
  • Sorghum Drought Research – 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
  • Compost Trials in Alfalfa – Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin

10:00           TRAM RETURNS

10:10           Alfalfa Weevil Resistance Management – Ian Grettenberger, UC Davis

10:25           Pesticide Regulations – Drift Prevention and New Laws – Shawn Atayasay, Fresno County Ag Commissioner's Office

10:40           ALS Herbicide Resistance Screening of Common Chickweed in Small Grains – Nick Clark, UCCE Kings

10:55           Discussion

11:10           Break

11:20           Introduction of UC Cooperative Extension Specialist for Abiotic Stress – Jackie Atim, UC Merced 

11:35           Small Grains Drought Resiliency – Mark Lundy, UC Davis

11:50           Alfalfa Cutting Schedule Impacts Yields, Quality, and Weeds – Dan Putnam, UC Davis

12:05           Discussion

12:20           Lunch

By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
Author - Farm Advisor
By Nick Clark
By Anthony Fulford
By Dan Putnam

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