7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration and refreshments

8:00 Variety Trial Tour (Tram available to view plots in the field) – Dan Putnam, UCCE alfalfa and forage specialist, UC Davis

9:15 Alfalfa Irrigation and Deficit Irrigation Strategies – Blake Sanden, UCCE, Kern County

9:35 Alfalfa Insect Control Update – Tulio Macedo, UCCE, Madera and Merced Counties

9:55 Alfalfa Weed Control Update – Kurt Hembree, UCCE, Fresno County

10:15 Break

10:30 Vertebrate Pest Management in Alfalfa – Roger Baldwin, UC‐IPM, Kearney Ag Center

10:50 When Are P and K Applications Really Necessary? – Shannon Mueller, UCCE, Fresno County

11:10 Cruiser and Poncho Seed Treatments for Corn Leafhopper Control and Status of South American Bean Thrips in San Joaquin Valley Alfalfa – Charlie Summers, entomologist, UC Davis and Kearney Ag Center

11:30 Small Grain Forages, Winter Cereal Variety Update and Weed Control – Steve Wright, UCCE, Tulare and Kings counties

11:50 Questions, announcements, meeting evaluation

12:00 Adjourn

2 hours of PCA and 3.5 hours of CCA credit approved.

Our programs are open to all potential participants. Refreshments and other meeting expenses graciously supported by Valent.

Driving instructions to Kearney Research & Extension Center:

From the North: Take State Route 99 southbound. Exit State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue exit, and go east eight miles to Riverbend Ave. Turn right on Riverbend, and continue one‐quarter mile.

From the South: Take State Route 99 northbound. Exit State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue exit, and go east eight miles to Riverbend Ave. Turn right on Riverbend and continue one‐quarter mile.