Alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Northern California alfalfa yields higher quality hay http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/northern-california-alfalfa-yields-higher-quality-hay <div class="node-body article-body">Northern California alfalfa yields higher quality on fewer cuttings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/northern-california-alfalfa-yields-higher-quality-hay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/northern-california-alfalfa-yields-higher-quality-hay#comments Alfalfa Alfalfa Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 151721 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Etna, Calif. alfalfa grower Jeff Fowle gets three-to-four cuttings of high quality alfalfa each year because of his location.</p> Summer Slump? Not for CAFA http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/summer-slump-not-cafa <div class="field-byline"> By Spencer Halsey, Executive director, California Alfalfa &amp; Forage Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since last December, the California Alfalfa & Forage Association has been engaged on a multi-agency project entitled ‘Identifying and Maintaining Critical Uses of Chlorpyrifos in Alfalfa, Almonds, Citrus, and Cotton.’</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/summer-slump-not-cafa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/summer-slump-not-cafa#comments Alfalfa Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:15:00 +0000 151161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drip-irrigated alfalfa yields water savings, other benefits http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drip-irrigated-alfalfa-yields-water-savings-other-benefits <div class="field-byline"> Amy Roberts, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Burford Farms, Five Points, Calif., is experimenting with subsurface drip irrigation in alfalfa. Early results suggest water savings and higher crop yields and quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drip-irrigated-alfalfa-yields-water-savings-other-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drip-irrigated-alfalfa-yields-water-savings-other-benefits#comments Alfalfa Drip Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:51:00 +0000 150141 at http://westernfarmpress.com Subsurface drip irrigated alfalfa at Burford Ranch in Five Points, Calif. Photos: Successful subsurface drip-irrigated alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/photos-successful-subsurface-drip-irrigated-alfalfa <div class="field-byline"> Amy Roberts, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Subsurface drip irrigation in alfalfa is a successful practice to extend water supplies for Burford Farm located in Five Points, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/photos-successful-subsurface-drip-irrigated-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/photos-successful-subsurface-drip-irrigated-alfalfa#comments Alfalfa Drip Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:11:00 +0000 150131 at http://westernfarmpress.com CAFA: Alfalfa is like sand and gravel http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/cafa-alfalfa-sand-and-gravel <div class="field-byline"> Spencer Halsey and Philip Bowles, California Alfalfa &amp; Forage Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa is the the cornerstone of the largest dairy industry in the nation, the essential ingredient in producing healthy “grass fed” beef, and one of the mainstays of our ports’ westbound container traffic. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/cafa-alfalfa-sand-and-gravel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/cafa-alfalfa-sand-and-gravel#comments Alfalfa Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:46:00 +0000 149561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Lucky 7 key to alfalfa success, human existence http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/lucky-7-key-alfalfa-success-human-existence <div class="node-body article-body">One of the top ways to ensure good alfalfa quality and high yields is making sure the soil pH is seven.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/lucky-7-key-alfalfa-success-human-existence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/lucky-7-key-alfalfa-success-human-existence#comments Alfalfa Conditions and Diseases Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:13:00 +0000 149531 at http://westernfarmpress.com A test rotary soil fertilizer injection system in vegetables. University of Arizona Engineer Mark Siemens says the best fit for point injection in agriculture may be alfalfa production. Photos: Keys to reduce alfalfa problems in the West http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/photos-keys-reduce-alfalfa-problems-west <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the top ways to ensure good alfalfa quality and high yields is making sure the soil pH is seven. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/photos-keys-reduce-alfalfa-problems-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/photos-keys-reduce-alfalfa-problems-west#comments Alfalfa Conditions and Diseases Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:37:00 +0000 149511 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water need brings farmers and ag workers closer http://westernfarmpress.com/management/water-need-brings-farmers-and-ag-workers-closer <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm workers and farmers both have a deep understanding that producing food crops supports them both. Workers need a healthy agriculture industry just as much as farmers do.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/water-need-brings-farmers-and-ag-workers-closer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/water-need-brings-farmers-and-ag-workers-closer#comments Alfalfa Cotton Equipment Government Grapes Irrigation Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 148501 at http://westernfarmpress.com Crop development in high gear in California, Arizona http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/crop-development-high-gear-california-arizona <div class="node-body article-body">With the summer months just a stone’s throw away, crop growers in California and Arizona are farming at full throttle the 350-plus commodities grown in the two-state area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/crop-development-high-gear-california-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/crop-development-high-gear-california-arizona#comments Alfalfa Cotton Fruits Nuts Wheat Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 148351 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farmers searching for increased efficiency in lower-price environment http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/farmers-searching-increased-efficiency-lower-price-environment <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers reacting to lower prices by seeking ways to save money through more efficient equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/farmers-searching-increased-efficiency-lower-price-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/farmers-searching-increased-efficiency-lower-price-environment#comments Alfalfa Equipment Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:46:00 +0000 148211 at http://westernfarmpress.com