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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.’
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.