Aflalfa crop news for farmers in the western United States who face a wide range of issues affecting profitability. Turn to Western Farm Press for news, market information, and alfalfa production tips and analysis.
Dan Putnam is a University of California Extension Specialist and agronomist specializing in alfalfa and forage crop systems, forage quality and utilization, alternative field crops, cellulosic energy crops (switchgrass, miscanthus) and crop...
Alfalfa, the crop with the largest acreage in California, could well emerge as a survivor in the state hard hit by drought.
“This plant is a tough plant,” says Dan Putnam, UCD alfalfa and forage specialist.
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.