Alfalfa http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 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. 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