Registration Open: 2023 Kearney Field Crops, Alfalfa and Forage Field Day - Sep 29, 2023

Aug 30, 2023

Registration is now open, and the agenda is finalized

2023 Kearney Field Crops, Alfalfa and Forage Field Day


  • WHEN: Friday, September 29th, 2023, from 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM. Sign-in starts at 7:00 AM
  • WHERE: Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center; 9240 South Riverbend Avenue; Parlier, CA 93648

Who should attend? All who are interested in up-to-date research based information regarding issues faced in the production of field crops including alfalfa and other forages in the San Joaquin Valley of CA.

Pre-registration: Although there is no cost to attend this meeting, pre-registration is encouraged, as it is the only way for us to guarantee lunch will be available for everybody as well as ensure any needs for accommodations can be addressed. Pre-register by clicking here or following this link:

Continuing Education Units: CEUs have been applied for to meet education requirements for the following licensing agencies - CA DPR, CDFA-INMP, and CCA.

Agenda: You can download the agenda by clicking here or by following this link:

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


For more information, contact Giuliano Galdi, (209) 385-7403,

By Nicholas E Clark
Author - Agronomy and Nutrient Management Farm Advisor
By Jackie Atim
Contributor - CE Specialist in Abiotic Stress
By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
Contributor - Farm Advisor
By Giuliano Carneiro Galdi
Contributor - Agronomy and Crops Advisor