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Irrigating Field Crops in a Short-Water Year Meeting Information

Presentations from the meeting, "Irrigating Field Crops in a Water-Short year," March 21, 2014:

Irrigation strategies for alfalfa, corn and blackeyes  - Carol Frate, University of California Cooperative extension Farm Advisor, Tulare County

End of season irrigation strategy for small grains - Steve Wright, University of California Cooperative extension
                                                                          Farm Advisor, Tulare County

Irrigation strategies for cotton - Dr. Robert Hutmacher, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences,
                                               UC Davis stationed at UC West Side Research and Extension Center

Getting the most from irrigation system - Dr. Larry Schwankl, Extension Specialist, Dept. of LAWR, UCD stationed
                                                             at UC West Side Research and extension Center

Forage and grain sorghum water use and stress responses Dr. Robert Hutmacher, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences,
                                                                                        UC Davis stationed at UC West Side Research and Extension Center

Sorghum varieties, yield and quality - Dr. Jeff Dahlberg, Extension Specialist & Director, Kearney Agricultural
                                                       Research & Extension Center, Parlier 

E-Mail addresses for speakers:

Jeff Dahlberg: jadahlberg@ucanr.edu
Carol Frate: cafrate@ucanr.edu
Bob Hutmacher: rbhutmacher@ucdavis.edu
Larry Schwankl: ljhschwankl@ucanr.edu
Steve Wright: sdwright@ucanr.edu


Other Resources and Links:

University of California Drought Information

Alfalfa Resources:

Articles:

Coping with low water years: What strategies for alfalfa can you use?  - Blaine Hanson, Steve Orloff, Khaled Bali, Blake Sanden, Dan Putnam - from 2009 Western States Alfalfa and Forage Symposium

Historical alfalfa ET for the Central Valley  - Adapted from Blaine Hanson http://ucmanagedrought.ucdavis.edu/Agriculture/Crop_Irrigation_Strategies/Alfalfa

Managing alfalfa production with limited irrigation water  - Carol Frate and Bruce Roberts - 1992 California Alfalfa Symposium

Key irrigation management practices for alfalfa  - Black Sanden, Blaine Hanson and Khaled Bali - from 2012 Alfalfa and Forage Conference, Basic information on irrigating alfalfa

Improving flood irrigation management in alfalfa  - Khaled M. Bali, Blaine R. Hanson and Blake L. Sandend - from 2010 Alfalfa and Forage Symposium

Sorghum - Drought Year Forage of Choice?  - Carol Collar, Peter Robinson

Links:

UC irrigation and drought management site - this page has a link for alfalfa specifically including alfalfa ET 

University of California Alfalfa and Forages - all kinds of information on alfalfa. From this page access the searchable proceedings for each annual alfalfa symposium (Go to proceedings on the brown horizontal bar towards the top of the page and a drop down menu will occur).


 Corn Resources

Article:

Irrigating Corn with Limited Water Supplies Carol Frate - 2010 California Plant and Soil Conference

Estimates of Corn ET  - Schwankl & Fulton

Link:

UC irrigation and drought management site this page has a link for alfalfa specifically including alfalfa ET 


Blackeye Beans Resources

Articles:

2012 Evaluation of blackeyes and rotational crop in a subsurface drip irrigation  - C.A. Frate, L.J. Schwankl, S.C. Muller

2013 Evaluation of blackeyes as a rotational crop under subsurface drip irrigation - C.A. Frate, L.J. Schwankl

Deficit irrigation of blackeyes with alternate furrow and reduced irrigation frequency - B. Sanden, P. Goodell, S. Muller, L. Schwankl, C. Frate, J. Ehlers, L. Godfrey

Deficit irrigation of blackeyes with variable plant densities - S.C. Mueller, L. Schwankl, C.A. Frate, J. Ehlers, B. Sanden, and S. Temple

Using subsurface drip to measure water use of cowpea 2005 W.R. DeTar, H. Funk

Drip system used to measure water use by cowpea 2007 - W.R. DeTar, H.A. Funk and B. M. Sanden

Link:

University of California Grain Legume Page: searchable database for annual UC research reports on dry beans


Other Associated Links

Presentations on General Irrigation Topics - Dr. Larry Schwankl on surface, drip and micro irrigation systems 

More Information on Irrigation and Drought - Dr. Larry Schwankl

More Information on SorghumJeff Dahlberg

More Information on General Drought Resources