Alfalfa, Dry Beans & Field Corn
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- Field Crop Notes - timely production information on alfalfa, dry bean, sugarbeet, corn and wheat production. Meeting announcements for these same crops
Linked data is from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. Visit CIMIS web site.
Fresno County Stations
- Firebaugh/Telles, Firebaugh
- Five Points South West, Five Points
- FivePoints/WSFS USDA, Five Points
- Fresno State, Fresno
- Orange Cove
- Panoche, Firebaugh
- Westlands, Tranquility
Kings County Stations
Tulare County Stations
Current Topics in Alfalfa & Forage News Blog NEW
Several new University of California forage oat varieties have been developed by Dr. Cal Qualset, Small Grains program, UC Davis recently. These are generally grown together in hay mixtures (e.g. a mix of oats, barley, and wheat), or as a...
Sorghum is grown in California as a high yielding, drought resistant, low input forage and grain crop. However, it's been bugged lately. Last month, a sorghum field in Yolo County and fields throughout the Central Valley were infested with sugarcane...
As comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to say: “I don't get no respect”! Forgive the double negative, but farmers and supporters of our lowly alfalfa and grass crops seem like they have the same complaint. Consider a few basic facts: Hay...
The agenda for the annual Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day is set. Where: Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center; 9240 S. Riverbend Ave.; Parlier, CA 93648 When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 7:30 AM - 12:15 PM What: A half day of...
August 29, 2018 John Diener of Red Rock Ranch in Five Points, CA was extensively interviewed at his farm on August 29th by a video group from Cool Planet and the Future of Agriculture Podcast about his long-term soil care practices and...