UC-Davis Alfalfa Field Day

UC-Davis Alfalfa Field DayYou’re invited! Alfalfa Field Day – May 9, UC Davis.

Please join us on the Agronomy Farm from Noon through about 3:45 on May 9 on the UC Davis campus. See Schedule below. Includes A Terrific Barbeque is offered at Noon (compliments CCIA), and FABULOUS PRIZES for the Weed ID Contest in the afternoon.

This year, we’ll have several speakers on pest management (weeds, vertebrate pests, varieties), on grower and research experience with buried drip in alfalfa, alfalfa stand establishment and variety selection, weed identification, in addition to biofuel topics: camelina, canola as biofuels.

The Small Grains group is holding its field day the same day from 8:15 a.m. through Noon. Registration for that begins at 8 a.m. with donuts and coffee.

UC Davis Alfalfa/Biofuels Field Day

Pest Management, Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa, Varieties, Economics
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Noon-3:45 pm
(PCA & CCA Units Offered – Register on-site)

UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters, Hutchison Road, Davis, CA (directions: take 113 near Davis to Hutchison Rd. Go west. Right at first rotary, left at second rotary, about 1/3 mile down on the left.

8:15 a.m.-Noon Small Grains Field Day (separate schedule)

Noon—Barbeque Lunch (Many thanks to our Sponsor—California Crop Improvement Association)

12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Alfalfa & Forage Field Day

12:45 Water Quality Issues Related To Pesticides In Alfalfa/Grains In The Sacramento Valley – Yolo County Ag Commissioner’s Office

1:00 Growing Camelina And Canola, For Biofuels – Pest Management And Economics–Steve Kaffka, UC Davis

1:25 Establishing Alfalfa Stands For Weed Management And Stand Longevity– Luck Or Skill? What Are The Key Practices?—Dan Putnam, UC Forage Specialist, UC Davis

1:45 Using Buried Drip In Alfalfa—What Is The Research Evidence To Date? –Bob Hutmacher, CE Specialist, UC Davis, And West Side Field Station, Five Points, CA

2:15 Using Buried Drip In Alfalfa—What Is The Grower Experience To Date? What Is The Impact On Pest Management?—Seth Rossow, Grower, Chowchilla, CA

2:40 An Integrated Pest Management Strategy For Controlling Rodents In Alfalfa Fields—Roger Baldwin, UC IPM Vertebrate Pest Advisor , Kearney Research And Extension Center, Parlier, CA

3:00 The Dirty Dozen – Identify that Weed!—Brad Hanson, UC Davis

3:20 Choosing Alfalfa Varieties For Yield And Pest Resistance—What Are The Key Differences? Are They Important? —Dan Putnam, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis

3:45 Return to Headquarters.

4.18.2012