University of California Small Grains - Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
Thursday, May 11, 2017
UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters
2400 Hutchison Dr., Davis, CA 95616, Davis, CA
Registration: No cost to attend
Lunch: Sponsored by CA Crop Improvement Association
DPR & CCA credits have been applied for.
Exeter CCA Nutrient Management Seminar
March 29, 2017
4.5 CCA CE hours were available at this meeting. Several seasoned speakers from industry and research delivered high quality presentations on a range of topics. CAPCA and CCA did an excellent job hosting and sponsoring this event.
Sorghum Silage for California Dairies
March 7 & 9, 2017
Madera & Tulare, CA, respectively
These short but critical meetings helped deliver research updates on water and nutrient needs of sorghum grain and silage, sugarcane aphid in silage sorghum control, common San Joaquin Valley sorghum silage growing practices, and the associated cow feed nutrition value of those practices.
Update on Sugarcane Aphid and its Potential Impact on Sorghum
February 28, 2017
Great insight and results from research from the US South and southern plains regions was shared by extension advisors and sorghum industry professionals regarding the new sugarcane aphid epidemic. Excellent discussion followed research presentations regarding how to best apply research in sorghum grain production systems to the typical dairy sorghum forage production systems in CA. We also discussed needs for research specific to the sugarcane epidemic in our sorghum cropping system in CA.
San Joaquin Valley Nitrogen Management: How Agriculture is Meeting the Challenges
February 24, 2017
Overall, this meeting was well attended, we received helpful, critical feedback from attendees, and there was open dialog about the state of agricultural nitrogen management research in California.
Currently, we are working on summarizing the key points of the panel discussion held at this event to be posted here. Thanks for your patience.
2016 California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium
November 29 - December 1, 2016
Click here to find a list of presentations and download slides and view video from this year's symposium.
This year's symposium featured a one-day pest management workshop at the beginning of the conference. Sections were capped by questions and discussion directed at panels of speakers rather than individual speakers answering questions at the end of their talk. Growers and allied industry professionals were attracted from all over the country.
Be sure to visit next year.
2016 Alfalfa and Forage Field Day - Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center
September 14, 2016
For those that would like to revisit or were not able to attend this year's Alfalfa and Forage Field Day, you may now click here to find:
- A field day summary
- The event agenda
- Links to relevant websites
- Downloadable presentations from all of the indoor speakers.
Sugarcane Aphid Tailgate Meeting
September 7, 2016
Click here for the meeting announcement
About 30 people - growers, PCA's, CCA's, crop protection company representatives, and UC extension advisors and staff - met on a corner in Pixley, CA to discuss a new insect pest in California agriculture, the sugarcane aphid - Melanaphis sacchari.
Discussions were largely about the introduction of the pest to sorghum and sudangrass crops, control options, and discovering what we don't yet know about the pest. One point of uncertainty about the economic damage sugarcane aphid can cause CA comes from the fact that most of our sorghum is grown for silage, so the value of the crop itself is evaluated differently. Additionally, harvesting equipment and timing decisions are significantly different than in the largely grain producing regions of the southern US.
For the bulletin that was handed out on the day of the meeting, click here.