Alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Technology targets alfalfa efficiency, fuel theft, do-it-yourself drip irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/technology-targets-alfalfa-efficiency-fuel-theft-do-it-yourself-drip-irrigation <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Instant fuel tampering alert by text, e-mail </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Do it yourself drip tape, fuel pump security, and technologies that measure the nutritional value in alfalfa were hot topics for hay and forage growers attending a 2015 World Ag Expo seminar in Tulare, Calif. in February.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/technology-targets-alfalfa-efficiency-fuel-theft-do-it-yourself-drip-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/technology-targets-alfalfa-efficiency-fuel-theft-do-it-yourself-drip-irrigation#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Equipment Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:24:00 +0000 156451 at http://westernfarmpress.com Greg Stewart of Stewart Tech uses a keypad to program a fuel security program. More drip irrigation in alfalfa’s future? http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/more-drip-irrigation-alfalfa-s-future <div class="node-body video-body">Should alfalfa producers consider putting in my drip irrigation systems. That question was asked several times during the Forage Seminar at World Ag Expo.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/more-drip-irrigation-alfalfa-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/more-drip-irrigation-alfalfa-s-future#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:37:00 +0000 156261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought changes hay production practices in California http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drought-changes-hay-production-practices-california <div class="node-body video-body">California's long-running drought is causing alfalfa producers to change their production practices and pump more groundwater, a situation that may not be sustainable for producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drought-changes-hay-production-practices-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drought-changes-hay-production-practices-california#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 156151 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pros-cons of subsurface drip irrigation in western alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/pros-cons-subsurface-drip-irrigation-western-alfalfa <div class="node-body article-body">Some alfalfa growers using subsurface drip irrigation report a 2.5-ton- per-acre increase over flood irrigation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/pros-cons-subsurface-drip-irrigation-western-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/pros-cons-subsurface-drip-irrigation-western-alfalfa#comments Alfalfa Drip Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:54:00 +0000 155591 at http://westernfarmpress.com A shift to subsurface drip irrigation in western alfalfa production saves water but must produce higher yields to offset SDI costs. Long Beach export tour kicks off 2014 California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/long-beach-export-tour-kicks-2014-california-alfalfa-and-grains-symposium <div class="node-body gallery-body">See the people and facilities which ready western-grown hay and grains for overseas shipments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/long-beach-export-tour-kicks-2014-california-alfalfa-and-grains-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/long-beach-export-tour-kicks-2014-california-alfalfa-and-grains-symposium#comments Alfalfa Cereal Grains Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:57:00 +0000 154651 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alfalfa-Grains Symposium Dec. 10-12 in Long Beach http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-grains-symposium-dec-10-12-long-beach <div class="field-byline"> Spencer Halsey, California Alfalfa &amp; Forage Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Alfalfa and Grains Symposium is coming up soon – Dec. 10-12 – at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-grains-symposium-dec-10-12-long-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-grains-symposium-dec-10-12-long-beach#comments Alfalfa Cereal Grains Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:45:00 +0000 154361 at http://westernfarmpress.com Now available - 2015 NAFA Alfalfa Variety Ratings http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/now-available-2015-nafa-alfalfa-variety-ratings <div class="node-body article-body">Now available - the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance's 2015 “Alfalfa Variety Ratings - Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties” publication.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/now-available-2015-nafa-alfalfa-variety-ratings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/now-available-2015-nafa-alfalfa-variety-ratings#comments Alfalfa Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:47:00 +0000 154101 at http://westernfarmpress.com USDA approves low-lignin GE trait in alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/usda-approves-low-lignin-ge-trait-alfalfa <div class="field-byline"> Dan Putnam, University of California Agronomist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA approves pathway to commercialize low-lignen as genetically-engineered trait in alfalfa</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/usda-approves-low-lignin-ge-trait-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/usda-approves-low-lignin-ge-trait-alfalfa#comments Alfalfa Alfalfa Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:28:00 +0000 154051 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Reduced Lignin in alfalfa may improve milk production per ton, and potentially allow growers to harvest later, increasing yields.</p> Eight alfalfa research projects receive AFRP funding http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/eight-alfalfa-research-projects-receive-afrp-funding <div class="field-deck"> Two projects at University of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After years of pushing for dollars and support, the National Alfalfa and Forage Association reports that Washington, DC lawmakers have funded eight critical research projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/eight-alfalfa-research-projects-receive-afrp-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/eight-alfalfa-research-projects-receive-afrp-funding#comments Alfalfa Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:02:00 +0000 153611 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alfalfa growers want improved USDA crop insurance program http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-growers-want-improved-usda-crop-insurance-program <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Rominger, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa growers weigh in on federal crop insurance during a recent listening session held in Woodland, Calif., conducted by USDA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-growers-want-improved-usda-crop-insurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-growers-want-improved-usda-crop-insurance-program#comments Alfalfa Gold Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:46:00 +0000 152661 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alfalfa grower Bret Leishman, Circle G Ranch, Madison, Calif., shares his thoughts on alfalfa crop insurance,. Also pictured are Dan Putnam, left, University of California Cooperative Extension alfalfa specialist, and Mark Lundy, right, UCCE farm advisor.