Proceedings

Pest Management Workshop

STRATEGIES TO CONTROL WEEDS IN ESTABLISHED ALFALFA – Tom Getts, University of California Cooperative Extension – Susanville, CA USA

NEMATODES IN ALFALFA – Don Miller – Nampa, ID USA

STRATEGIES FOR RODENT MANAGEMENT – Roger Baldwin, University of California – Davis, CA USA

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsor!

Session I: Alfalfa in a Global Context

PROFITABLE ALFALFA PRODUCTION SUSTAINS THE ENVIRONMENT – Dan Putnam, University of Calfornia –  Davis, CA USA

Session II: Alfalfa in an Ecological Context

CROPPING ALFALFA TO ENHANCE ABOVE AND BELOWGROUND BIODIVERSITY – Marisol Berti, North Dakota State University – Fargo, ND USA

Session III: Forage Quality & Utilization

DEFINING QUALITY IN ALFALFA (DECONSTRUCTING THE PLANT) – David Weakley, Forage Genetics International – Gray Summit, MO USA

LINKING FORAGE QUALITY WITH ECONOMIC VALUE – Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University – Wooster, OH USA

Session IV: Genetics, Biotech, & Genomics

Speakers did not submit proceedings for this session. 

Session V: Modelling, Growth, & Physiology

MODELLING GROWTH & QUALITY OF THE ALFALFA-LIVESTOCK SYSTEM – Derrick Moot, Lincoln University – Christchurch, New Zealand

SIMULATING ALFALFA GROWTH DYNAMICS OF FALL DORMANCY CLASSES ACROSS ENVIRONMENTS – Ken Boote, University of Florida – Gainesville, FL USA

Session VI: Soil Health & Fertility

ECONOMICS OF ALFALFA FERTILIZATION UNDER INFLATED HAY & FERTILIZER PRICES – Steve Norberg, Washington State University – Pasco, WA USA

ALFALFA RESPONSE TO P & K IN ASSOCIATION WITH CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM, & HARVEST TIME – Anowar Islam, University of Wyoming – Laramie, WY USA

QUANTIFYING N CREDITS OF ALFALFA IN ROTATION – Kim Cassida, Michigan State University – Lansing, MI USA

Session VII: Water Issues & Utilization Opportunities with Alfalfa

FACING THE REALITIES OF WATER LIMITATIONS IN WESTERN US FOR FORAGE CROPS – Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance – Klamath Falls, OR USA

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTRACTION OF PROTEIN FROM ALFALFA – D. Jo Heuschele, USDA-ARS – St. Paul, MN USA

Session VIII: Forages, Climate, & Soil Health

CLIMATE CHANGE & FORAGE PRODUCTION – Alan Rotz, USDA-ARS – University Park, PA USA

Session IX: World Trade in Alfalfa & Hay Crops

Speakers did not submit proceedings for this session. 

Session X: Alfalfa Systems & Grazing

ALFALFA GRAZING SYSTEMS IN ARGENTINA – Daniel Basigalup, INTA – Argentina

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS FOR HARVEST MANAGEMENT – Jennifer Tucker, University of Georgia – Tifton, GA USA

INTERCROPPING ALFALFA WITH CORN – John Grabber, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center – Madison, WI USA

Session XI: Breeding Alfalfa for the Future

ALFALFA BREEDING WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF MOLECULAR TOOLS – Bernadette Julier, INRAE – Lusignan, France

BREEDING FOR ALFALFA COMPATIBILITY WITH CORN – Heathcliffe Riday, USDA-ARS – Madison, WI USA

UTILIZING GENESYS TO IDENTIFY WILD RELATIVES OF ALFALFA WITH ADAPTATION TO DIVERSE CLIMATES – Alan Humphries, SARDI – Adelaide, Australia

ALFALFA BREEDING PROGRAMS FOCUS ON GRAZING – Federico Sciarretta, Gentos – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Session XII: Innovations in Forage Equipment

CHALLENGES WITH DRYING ALFALFA AND OTHER FORAGES – Ed Shaw, Agri Green Enterprises Inc and I Q Forage ltd – Carstairs, AB Canada

USING A DEWPOINT STEAMER TO MINIMIZE LEAF LOSS DURING HAY BALING – Logan Staheli, Staheli West, Cedar City, UT