2017 Alfalfa and Forage Field Day

Parlier, Calif., (September 5, 2017) – Please come join us for this year’s Alfalfa and Forage Field Day on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The event will be held at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located at – 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648.

Here is the agenda for your review:

7:30 AM – Registration


  • Alfalfa Varieties for Pest and Disease Management – Shannon Mueller, Agronomy Advisor and County Director, UCCE Fresno
  • Remote Sensing in Sorghum to Phenotype Drought Stress – Jeffery Dahlberg, Director at Kearney Agriculture Research & Extension Center
  • Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Management – Daniel Putnam, CE Agronomy & Forage Specialist, UC Davis


9:20 – Managing Weeds in Agronomic Crop Rotations – Kurt Hembree, Weed Management Farm Advisor, UCCE Fresno

9:40 – Alfalfa Weevil Management – Rachael Long, CE Agronomy & Pest Management Advisor, UCCE Sacramento, Solano, & Yolo Counties

10:00 – Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Forage Sorghum – Nicholas Clark, CE Agronomic Cropping Systems & Nutrient Management Advisor, UCCE Kings, Tulare, & Fresno Counties

10:20 – Irrigation & Nitrogen Fertility Management in Forage Sorghum & Corn – Robert Hutmacher, CE Specialist, UC Davis, & Director of West Side Research & Extension Center

10:40 – Break

11:00 – Irrigation Systems and Salinity Management in Forage Production– Daniel Munk, CE Agronomy & Irrigation Advisor, UCCE Fresno

11:20 – Low Lignin Alfalfa & GMO vs. Conventional Varieties for Export – Dan Putnam, UC Davis

11:40 – Optimizing Surface Irrigation in High Flow Systems – Marsha Campbell-Matthews, CE Agronomy Advisor Emeritus, UCCE Stanislaus

12:00 PM – Lunch

Continuing Education Requested: DPR 1.5 hours of Other

For more information, contact: Nicholas Clark (559) 852-2788 neclark@ucanr.edu

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