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.
California grower boosts alfalfa production from 8 tons to 12 tons per acre on drip irrigation
Challenges include rodent control and drip line placement based on soil type and crop rotation
Reduced weed pressure can be added benefit of SSDI
The relative humidity in the windrow is affected by many factors, including air movement, soil moisture, humidity of the air outside the windrow, and the water status-irrigation activities of adjacent fields.
John Vikupitz got an early start in the irrigation business, digging ditches and helping install watering systems in Southern California while in college.
So Vikupitz, now president and CEO of Netafim USA, may have a better idea than most abou...
Do it yourself drip tape, fuel pump security, and technologies that measure the nutritional value in alfalfa were hot seminar topics for hay and forage growers at a 2015 World Ag Expo forage seminar...
With surface water allocations likely to continue to be restricted in the near future, California's alfalfa producers are having to pump more groundwater to keep their hay stands alive.
Seth Hoyt, publisher of the Hoyt Report, wondered if more a...