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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 ecology.
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.
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.’