University of California Alfalfa Symposia
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Producing Forages In A Water Challenged World
December 2-4, 2015 | Reno, NV

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Sponsors

The organizers of the 2015 California Alfalfa & Grains Conference wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the many sponsors of this year's conference.

  • American AgCredit
  • America's Alfalfa
  • Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc.
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Bowles Farming Company
  • Eureka Seeds
  • Farmers Business Network
  • Kemin
  • Liphatech, Inc.
  • Netafim USA
  • New Holland Agriculture
  • Progressive Forage Grower
  • Reinke
  • San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers
  • Sierra Testing Service
  • Top hay LLC

Workshop

Principles of Irrigation Management in Forages

Moderator: Steve Orloff, UCCE Farm Advisor, Yreka, CA
8:00 Crop Water Demand, Use and Importance of Water Management in Forage Crops Suat Irmak, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Video Slides (PDF)
8:30 Importance of Soil Characteristics to Water Relations Bob Hutmacher, University of California, West Side Research & Information Center, Five Points, CA Video Slides (PDF)
9:00 Importance and Limitations of Irrigation Scheduling Using ET Rick Snyder, University of California, Davis, CA Video Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF)
9:30 Importance and Limitations of Using Soil Moisture Monitoring for Irrigation Efficiency Daniele Zaccaria, University of California, Davis, CA Video Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF)

Irrigation Efficiency/Tools

Moderator: Daniele Zaccaria, University of California, Davis, CA
10:30 Understanding Irrigation Efficiency with Different Systems: How it’s Defined, Why it’s Important Eduardo Bautista, USDA-ARS, Maricopa, AZ Video Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF)
11:00 Managing Salinity: Principles and Practical Recommendations Steve Grattan, University of California, Davis, CA Video Slides (PDF)
11:30 Tools for Practical Irrigation Scheduling Troy Peters, Washington State University, Prosser, WA Video Slides (PDF)

Putting the Pieces Together

Moderator: Howard Neibling, University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID
1:00 Improving Surface Irrigation Practices on Farms Eduardo Bautista, USDA-ARS, Maricopa, AZ Video Slides (PDF)
1:30 Improving Sprinkler Irrigation on Farms Howard Neibling, University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID Video Slides (PDF)
2:00 Improving Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa: What We’ve Learned to Date Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA Video Slides (PDF)
2:30 Putting the Pieces Together: How To Irrigate Alfalfa. Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension, Yreka, CA Video Slides (PDF)

Innovations In Water Management

Moderators: Daniele Zaccaria, University of California, Davis, CA and Howard Neibling, University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID
3:30 Industry Panel CDFA’s SWEEP Program - Carolyn Cook, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Slides (PDF)
Development of Advancements and Innovations - Dan Schueler, Senninger Irrigation
Slides (PDF)
FieldNet, Pivots, Pumps - Chuck Powell, Lindsay Corporation
Slides (PDF)
Drip Irrigation - Matt Hardigree, Jain Irrigation
Slides (PDF)
Irrigation Management and Scheduling with Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa - Dennis Hannaford and Todd Rinkenberger, Netafim USA
Slides (PDF)
Remote Environmental Sensing and Irrigation Automation - Brett Norman, AgSmarts
Slides (PDF)
Toro’s Innovations and Education Tools For Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) - Inge Bisconer, Eric Baysinger and Matt Faulkner
Slides (PDF)

CONTINUING EDUCATION The following CE credits have been approved. Please sign in/out of each session you attend to be eligible for credits. Sign in sheets will be provided in the meeting rooms of each qualifying session.

Soil & Water Management Care
8 hours CCA continuing education credits for workshop