What: Alfalfa, Forages, and Biofuels Field Day

Where: University of California Desert Research & Extension Center, 1004 E. Holton Road, El Centro, Calif.

When: April 14, 2010 – 8:00 a.m. to noon, barbeque lunch follows

Alfalfa and forage discussions:

• Evapotranspiration estimations/alfalfa deficit irrigation – Blaine Hanson, UC Davis

• Alfalfa varieties for the low desert – Dan Putnam, UC Davis

• Nematodes in alfalfa – Donna Henderson, UCCE, Imperial County

• Brownleaf in sudangrass – Donna Henderson • Insect pest management in alfalfa – Vonny Barlow, UCCE, Riverside County • Low cost flumes to measure flow rate – Khaled Bali, UCCE, Imperial County

Biofuels discussions:

• Prospects for crop-based biofuels in California – Steve Kaffka, UC Davis

• Switchgrass and miscanthus as biofuels – Dan Putnam, UC Davis

• Jatropha production for biofuel – Sham Goyal, UC Davis

• Sugarcane as biofuel and sugarcane water use – Dave Grantz, UCR, and Khaled Bali

• Sorghum irrigation for forage or biofuel – Mike Ottman, University of Arizona

For more information, contact Khaled Bali at (760) 352-9474 or kmbali@ucdavis.edu, or Dan Putnam at dhputnam@ucdavis.edu.