University of California Alfalfa Symposia
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December 10-12, 2012 • Doubletree Hotel • Sacramento, CA
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The 2012 California Alfalfa & Grains Symposium was be held in Sacramento, CA, December 10-12, 2012. The attendance this year was excellent. Videos and proceedings can be found below sorted by the time they were presented. A Microsoft Silverlight Plugin is required to watch the video. If you do not have it, you will be prompted to install it upon clicking the video. If you already have it, the video will play.

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Tuesday, Dec 11th
Morning Main Session
Industry Economic Trends
8:05 Current Hay & Forage Market Trends
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Seth Hoyt, The Hoyt Report, Ione, CA
 
8:30 US and Global Wheat Market Trends
Presentation
Steve Wirsching, Director, US Wheat Associates West Coast Office, Portland, Oregon
 
8:55 Economic Trends for Dairies in California
Presentation
Bill Van Dam, Alliance of Western Milk Producers, Sacramento, California
 
Megatrends Affecting Alfalfa & Grain
10:10 Fertilizer Supply & Cost Trends
Presentation
Rob Mikkelsen, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Merced, California
 
10:35 What about California Water Prospects?
Presentation
Sarge Green, CSU, Fresno, California
 
11:00 Emerging Water Quality Requirements for Irrigated Lands
Presentation
Joe Karkoski, Irrigated Lands Program, Central Valley Water Quality Control Board
 
11:25 What are the strategies for future of water-use efficient alfalfa production systems?
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Dan Putnam, UC Davis
 
 
Simultaneous Afternoon Breakout Sessions (I-II)
Breakout Session I
Producing Alfalfa from A to Z: What are the most important things to remember about producing a high yielding, high quality alfalfa crop?
1:30 Key Issues for Stand Establishment
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Dan Putnam, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
1:50 Variety Selection
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Carol Frate, UCCE Tulare County, Visalia, California
 
2:10 Key Strategies for Weed Management
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Mick Canevari, UCCE Emeritus, Stockton, California
 
2:30 What are the Most Important things to remember about Insect Management?
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Larry Godfrey, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
 
3:30 What are the most important Soil Fertility Issues for Alfalfa?
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Tim Hays, Wilbur Ellis Co., Lancaster, California
 
3:50 Key Irrigation Management Practices for Alfalfa
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Blake Sanden, UCCE, Bakersfield, California
 
4:10 Harvest Management Principles
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Steve Orloff, UCCE, Yreka, California
 
4:30 What are the Most Important Alfalfa Quality Attributes?
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Ed DePeters, UC Davis
 
Breakout Session II
Producing Wheat from A to Z. What are the absolutely most important things to remember about producing a high yielding, high quality wheat crop?
1:30 Wheat Variety Selection
Presentation
Lee Jackson, CE Specialist Emeritus, UC Davis, California
 
1:50 Stand Establishment
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Kent Brittan, UCCE Yolo/Solano County, Woodland, California
 
2:10 Weed Management in Wheat
Proceedings Paper
Steve Wright, UCCE Tulare/Kings Counties, Tulare, California
 
2:30 Nitrogen Management
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Steve Orloff, UCCE Siskiyou County, Yreka, California
 
3:30 Irrigation Management
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Mike Ottman, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
 
3:50 Fungicides for Stripe Rust
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Doug Munier, UCCE Glenn County, Orland, California
 
4:10 Management Practices to Improve Grain Quality
Presentation Proceedings Paper
Gene Aksland, Agronomic Services, Visalia, California
 
4:30 Marketing Grains
Presentation
Geoff Schulz, Penny Newman Grain, Fresno, California
 
 
Wednesday, Dec 13th
Main Symposium Program
Crop Biology and Innovations in Genetics: Wheat and Alfalfa
8:05 Understanding Wheat Growth Development to Maximize Yield Potential
Presentation
Mike Flowers, Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon
 
8:30 Current Advances in Genetic Improvement in Wheat
PresentationProceedings Paper
Alicia Del Blanco, Dept of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
 
8:55 Understanding Growth and Development of Alfalfa to Enhance Management for Forage Yield and Quality
Presentation
Larry R. Teuber, UC Davis
 
9:15 Envisioning the Future of Genetic Improvement in Alfalfa
PresentationProceedings Paper
Jon Reich, Cal-West Seeds, Woodland, California
 
9:35 Envisioning the Future of Genetic Improvement in Alfalfa
PresentationProceedings Paper
Peter Reisen, Forage Genetics International, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Current Trends in Markets and Technology
10:35 Hay Export Situation and Prospects--World Demand For Forages
Presentation
John Szczepanski, US Forage Export Council, Portland, Oregon
 
11:00 Innovations in Forage and Grain Harvesting Technology
PresentationProceedings Paper
Matthew Digman, USDA-ARS Dairy Forage Center, Madison, Wisconsin
 
11:25 Observations on Conservation Tillage with Forages and Grains and Promoting Change in Agriculture
PresentationProceedings Paper
Dino Giacomazzi, Dairy Farmer, Hanford, California