Alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 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. Alfalfa - A survivor crop of the California drought? http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-survivor-crop-california-drought <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa, the crop with the largest acreage in California, could well emerge as a survivor in the state hard hit by drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-survivor-crop-california-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-survivor-crop-california-drought#comments Alfalfa Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000 152341 at http://westernfarmpress.com Terry Hall, left, Forage Genetics, Napa, Idaho, and Jeff Chedester, Bill B. Zanola Grain & Seed, Stratford, Calif., at an Alfalfa Field Day at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier, Calif. 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.