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Alfalfa & Forage News: News and information from UC Cooperative Extension about alfalfa and forage production
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    Alfalfa Stem Nematode Management

    This is a great article on Stem Nematode management in the West.  Stem Nematode has been a severe pest in some years throughout California's Central Valley and high mountain valleys. Stem nematode causes severe stunting, shortened internodes, and...


    By Vicky Boyd
    Author - Emeritus Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
    By Rachael Long
    Author - Emeritus Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
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    Project Update: The Effect of Almond Shell Mulch on Productivity of Established Alfalfa Fields.

    Background of the Project Recent regulations, incentive funding, and the state's goal of reducing organic matter into the waste stream has led to increased organic matter application to California Farmland. With increasing limitations on burning orchard...


    By Sarah E Light
    Author - Agronomy Farm Advisor
    By Rachael Long
    Author - Emeritus Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
    By Taiyu Guan
    Contributor - Assistant Specialist
    By Clair Akin
    Contributor - Cover Crop Tool Selection Coordinator
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    Alfalfa Weevil Insecticide Efficacy Grades - 2023, Palo Verde Valley

    This Grade Chart represents the average Insecticide Efficacy Grade against alfalfa weevil larvae from experiments conducted in the Palo Verde Valley over the past five years, with applications being approximately 18-20 gallons/acre to ensure excellent...


    By Michael Rethwisch
    Author - Field Crops   University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor   Palo Verde Valley Vegetables
    By Ian M Grettenberger
    Editor - Assistant Specialist in CE