The University of Arizona (UA), Tucson, Ariz. has new publications available online focusing on 2007 Arizona alfalfa and small grain varieties.

“Nondormant Alfalfa Varieties for Arizona 2007" is a new UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences publication available for download at http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1267.pdf.

The brochure includes guidelines for selecting an alfalfa variety and a list of 48 non-dormant alfalfa varieties showing pest resistance ratings, yields, and final stand figures for the Parker-Yuma, Maricopa-Tucson and Safford areas.

Non-dormant alfalfa varieties are adapted to mild winter areas in Arizona. An alfalfa variety should be selected based on dormancy class, potential pest problems, university yield trials, and on-farm tests, the UA said.

Durum, barley, and wheat are staples of Southwestern grain production. The new publication “Small Grain Varieties for Arizona 2007” summarizes differing production characteristics for seven barley varieties, 13 durum varieties, and two wheat varieties.

The brochure is available at http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1265.pdf.

For more information, contact Mike Ottman, UA Extension agronomist, at (520) 621-2583 or mottman@ag.arizona.edu.