Alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en SDI systems have bright future in helping feed growing world population http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population <div class="node-body video-body">Netafim celebrates 50th anniversary with press conference, new product introduction at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</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/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:25:00 +0000 157741 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC studies outline alfalfa hay, apple production costs http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/uc-studies-outline-alfalfa-hay-apple-production-costs <div class="node-body article-body">New cost and return studies for growing alfalfa hay under subsurface drip irrigation in the Sacramento Valley and Delta, plus apples along the Central Coast and Santa Cruz County are available from the University of California Cooperative Extension.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/uc-studies-outline-alfalfa-hay-apple-production-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/uc-studies-outline-alfalfa-hay-apple-production-costs#comments Alfalfa Apples Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 156551 at http://westernfarmpress.com 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>