University of California Alfalfa Symposia
Alfalfa Leaf Image 2016 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium Alfalfa Leaf Image
Aiming Towards Profitability
November 29th - December 4th, 2016 | Reno, NV
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The organizers of the 2016 California Alfalfa & Grains Conference wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the many sponsors of this year's conference.

  • S & W Seed Company
  • HarvXtra Alfalfa
  • Bowles Farming Company
  • CropScience, a division of Bayer
  • San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers
  • Western Ag Enterprises, Inc.
  • America's alfalfa
  • Senniger Irrigation
  • American Ag Credit
  • Eureka Seeds
  • Sierra Testing Service
  • Toro Micro Irrigation
  • Reinke
  • Progressive Forage Grower

2016 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium, sponsored by the The UC California Alfalfa & Forage Systems Workgroup & Cooperative Extension Services of AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY.

Now in its 46th year, the symposium is planned each year by the California Alfalfa & Forage Systems Workgroup, made up of University of California Farm Advisors and Scientists in UC Cooperative Extension, along with grower and industry liaison members. The comprehensive conference covered many aspects of alfalfa, forage & grains management from economics to pest management, irrigation and utilization. Videos, papers, and slidesets related to the presentations have been posted below.

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Pest Management Workshop

Tuesday, November 29

9:00am-4:50pm Pest Management Workshop Prevention and Management of Pest Damages to Alfalfa
9:05am Principles of IPM - There is an "I" in IPM Pete Goodell, UC IPM Program, Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA Video Slides (PDF)
9:50am Weed Management During Stand Establishment Kurt Hembree, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno, CA Video
10:20am Discussion Video
10:30am BREAK
10:50am Alfalfa Weed Management in Established Stands Mick Canevari, UC Cooperative Extension, Stockton, CA Video Slides (PDF)
11:20am Pocket Gopher Management Danielle Gunn, University of Idaho Cooperative Extension, Fort Hall, ID Slides (PDF)
12:05pm LUNCH
1:15pm Management of Pesticide Resistance(Insecticides and Herbicdes) Jesse Richardson, Dow AgroSciences, Hesperia, CA Slides (PDF)
1:40pm Insect IPM: Weevils and Aphids Larry Godfrey, University of California, Davis, CA Video Slides (PDF)
2:05pm New Pest Advisory: Sugarcane Aphid in California Sorghum David Haviland, UC Cooperative Extension, Bakersfield, CA Video Slides (PDF)-->
2:30pm Discussion Video
2:45pm BREAK
3:05pm Management of Nematodes in Alfalfa Don Miller, Alforex Seeds, Nampa, ID Video Slides (PDF)
3:30pm IPM Approaches to Diseases in Alfalfa Deborah Samac, USDA‐ARS, St. Paul, MN Video Slides (PDF)
3:55pm Diagnosing Problems in Alfalfa Tim Hays, Buttonwillow Warehouse Co., Buttonwillow, CA, Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension, Yreka, CA and Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA Video
4:30pm Stump the Experts:  Free for all question and answer session Pete Goodell, Moderator Video

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