Alfalfa hay.
Alfalfa hay.

Arizona Alfalfa-Forage Crops Workshop, March 29, Maricopa

Meeting open to growers, pest control advisers, and others interested in Arizona field crops.

The 3rd annual Arizona Alfalfa and Forage Crops Workshop is scheduled for March 29 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith Enke Rd., Maricopa, Ariz. 85138.

The meeting is open to growers, pest control advisers, and others interested in Arizona field crops. CEUs requested.

Event sponsors include Western Farm Press, Netafim USA, Bayer CropScience, BASF, and Empire-CAT. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agenda:

8:00 – Registration

8:15 – Integrated Alfalfa Weevil & Aphids Management - Ayman Mostafa, University of Arizona (UA)

9:00 – Sample Collection and Protocols, and Analysis of Forages for Dairy Rations - Duarte Diaz, UA

9:30 – Weather Conditions & Hay Moisture: Potential Implications for Hay Quality - Paul Brown, UA

10:00 – Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa - Pat Fernandes, Netafim USA

10:15 – Break

10:30 – Irrigation Strategies for Water Conservation in Alfalfa - Mike Ottman, UA

11:00 – What are the possibilities with Low Lignin Alfalfa? - Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

11:30 – Key Agronomic Effects on Forage Quality - Dan Putnam

Noon – Lunch, Discussion of Crop and Pest Management

12:45 – National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance: Although Forages are the Underdog, There are New and Enhanced Opportunities - Beth Nelson, National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance

1:15 – Surviving Low Price Years: Where to Cut and not Cut Costs - Steve Orloff, UC Davis

2:00 – Salinity Management in Alfalfa - Michelle Leinfelder‐Miles, UC Davis

RSVP to Ayman Mostafa at [email protected] and (602) 827-8213.

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