California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium speakers, from left: Steve Wright, UCCE Farm Advisor; Lee Jackson, UCCE Specialist Emeritus; Kent Brittan, UCCE Farm Advisor Emeritus; and Steve Orloff, UCCE Farm Advisor.
Growers Paul Borges, left, Borges Farms, Modesto, Calif. and Augie Scoto, center, Scoto Brothers Farming, Merced, Calif., examine a tensiometer with Lanny Sowell, Irrometer Company, Inc., Riverside, Calif.
Joe Machado, left, America’s Alfalfa, receives the Jim Kuhn Leadership Award from California Alfalfa and Forage Association board member Philip Bowles.
Steve Wright snapped this quick photo of a helicopter application of herbicide over a wheat field.
Wheat harvest underway near Mount Shasta in Siskiyou County, Calif. Photo by Jack Clark Kelly.
Wheat yield potential is determined by the density of head-bearing tillers, the number of tillers per head, and kernel size. Photo by Gerardo Banuelos.