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Alfalfa

Newsletters

 Field Crop Notes - 4-6 issues per year; timely production information on  alfalfa, dry bean, sugarbeet, corn and wheat production. Meeting announcements for these same crops

Publications

 Roundup Ready Alfalfa: An Emerging Technology

Cost and Return Studies

 UC Cooperative Extension Cost and Return Studies
     • Cost Study Establish and Produce Alfalfa 50 Acres SJV 2016 (PDF)
     • Cost Study Establish and Produce Alfalfa 300 Acres SJV 2016 (PDF)

Integrated Pest Management Guidelines
(on UC Statewide IPM Project Web Site)

 Alfalfa Hay

Insects

Pest Alert for Alfalfa
Alfalfa Weevils:  A New Look at an Old Pest 2005
Alfalfa Pests (Insects, Dieseases, and Nematodes) 2000



Diseases & Nematodes

  Alfalfa Stem Nematodes found in Fresno County PDF
 For more information on: Alfalfa Stem Nematodes found in Fresno County
Sclerotinia Symptoms & Disease Cycle PDF (Nov. 2012)
Management of Sclerotinia Crown & Stem Rot (April 2008)

Launch Image Gallery: Alfalfa Diseases      
 - Sclerotinia (white mold), sclerotia and apothecia
• Diseases and Nermatodes of Alfalfa 2007
Sclerotinia in Alfalfa:  Biology and Control in the Central Valley 2005
Sclerotinia Stem and Crown Rot of Alfalfa in the San Joaquin Valley 1999
Sclerotinia Stem and Crown Rot of Alfalfa in the Central San Joaquin Valley 1997

Weeds

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Chart - Susceptibility of Annual and Perennial Grass Weeds to Herbicides Registered for Use in Alfalfa in California PDF
  Chart - Susceptibility of Annual Broadleaf Weeds to Herbicides Registered for Use in Alfalfa in California PDF

General Production Topics

Diurnal Changes in Alfalfa Forage Quality 1998
Establishing Excellent Stands in Early Fall Using Flood or Sprinkler Irrigation 1995

Managing Alfalfa Production with Limited Irrigation Water 1992
The Effects of Altering Windrow Width on Drying Rate and Quality 1990
Grazing Alfalfa with Sheep:  Does It Affect Yield or Stand Life? 1988

Photos


 
Sclerotinia apothecia
 Sclerotinia Symptoms on Alfalfa
• Treehopper

Links

 UC Alfalfa Workgroup Home Page
 USDA Market News Report-Current Alfalfa Hay Prices
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