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Late Infestation of Armyworms Created Large Problems in Intermountain Pasture and Alfalfa Fields this year.
This fall there were serious armyworm outbreaks in California's Intermountain Region. Many pastures, and hay fields were overtaken by this pest, especially in Siskiyou, Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties. While armyworms are only...
Mike McRee has been extremely willing to share his experiences with others and has graciously hosted numerous public field days at his dairy farm over the years.
Additional information about McRee may be found at the CASI Workgroup website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ct/?story=90&showall=yes
The following link is for a video of a televideo conference session that took place on November 14, 2017 between Dr. Dwayne Beck, Director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm of South Dakota State University, and the PLS111 agronomy students at the University of California, Davis.
In the roughly one-hour-and-twenty-minute video, Dr. Beck describes some of the thinking and innovation that led to many of the transformational changes in agricultural production systems that have taken place in his region over the past thirty of so years. He also shares with the students aspects of his own thinking related to how we are all going to need to be very proactive with our own efforts to develop improved performance production systems and he encourages us to look at things from a truly long-term perspective.
This video captures many of the critically-important insights and ways of looking at production systems that Dr. Beck is so well known for and the PLS111 class was most grateful to him for his thinking.
November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a license or certificate from the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and have a last name starting with the letter M through Z, this is your year to...
As the alfalfa hay harvest season wraps up and we get in gear to attend the November 2017 Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium in Reno, NV, we're making the presentations and handouts from the 2017 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day available. Click...