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2022 WORLD ALFALFA CONGRESS
TRAINING WORKSHOP AGENDAS

Profitable Alfalfa Production Sustains the Environment
November 14-17, 2022

-Subject to Change-

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022
ALFALFA IRRIGATION & PEST MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Workshops will run concurrently and feature training in alfalfa irrigation and pest management offered by experts in the field. Meant for practitioners (farmers, advisors) for practical management of the crop. Focus will be on agronomic practices in the United States, but information will be of wide use to farmers and advisors in many parts of the world. There will be presentations, 'hands-on' demonstrations, Q&A, and problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to move between sessions. PCA/CCA credits provided.
*Please note, if attending virtually, hands-on demonstrations will be videotaped for later posting.
Workshop I – Irrigation & Water Management
  8:00 Importance of Irrigation in Alfalfa
Daniel Putnam, University of California - Davis, CA USA
  8:20 Principles of Evapotranspiration & How to Measure
Jason Kelly, USDA-ARS - Parlier, CA USA
  8:50 Flow Monitoring Methods for Better Irrigation Management
Larry Forero, UCCE - Redding, CA USA
  9:20 Principles of Scheduling Irrigation & Soil Moisture Monitoring
Troy Peters, Washington State University - Prosser, WA USA
  10:00 Break
  10:30 Designing Irrigation Systems Considering Water Supply, Soil Types, & Economics
Dustin Larson, Wish - Pocatello, ID USA
  11:30 Advances in Surface Irrigation Management in Alfalfa
Khaled Bali, University of California Kearney Research & Extension Center - Parlier, CA USA
  12:00 Lunch
  13:00 Advances in Sprinkler Irrigation in Alfalfa
Matt Yost, Utah State University - Logan, UT USA
  13:30 Optimizing Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa
Dominic Rossini, Netafim America - Fresno, CA USA
  14:00 Deficit Irrigation Strategies
Ali Montazar, University of California Cooperative Extension - CA USA
  14:30 Salinity Management Strategies
Sharon Benes, Fresno State University - Fresno, CA USA
  15:00 Break
  15:30 Alfalfa Yield/Quality Prediction Tool
Isaya Kisseka, University of California - Davis, CA USA
  16:00 Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems
Matt Yost, Utah State University - Logan, UT USA
  16:30 Innovations in Irrigation Technology
TBD
  17:00 Reception, Poster Session, Exhibits
Workshop II – Pest Management
  8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Deborah Samac, USDA-ARS - St. Paul, MN USA
  8:05 Principles of Integrated Pest Management in Alfalfa
Rachael Long, University of California Cooperative Extension - CA USA
  8:30 Understanding the Agronomic Practices Impacting Pest Management
Daniel Putnam, University of California - Davis, CA USA
  9:00 Weed Management in Alfalfa: Stand Establishment
Earl Creech, Utah State University - Logan, UT USA
  9:30 Weed Management in Alfalfa: Weed Control in Established Alfalfa
Tom Getts, University of California Cooperative Extension - Susanville, CA USA
  10:00 Break
  10:30 Weed ID
TBD
  11:00 Key Alfalfa Diseases
Deborah Samac, USDA-ARS - St. Paul, MN USA
  11:30 Nematodes in Alfalfa
Don Miller, Corteva Agriscience - Nampa, ID USA
  12:00 Lunch
  13:00 Insects: Long-Season Environments
Michael Rethwisch, University of California Cooperative Extension - CA USA
  13:25 Insects: Short Season Environments
TBD
  13:50 Strategies for Rodent Management
Roger Baldwin, University of California - Davis, CA USA
  14:15 Test Your Pest IQ
Earl Creech, Utah State University - Logan, UT USA
Deborah Samac, USDA-ARS - St. Paul, MN USA
  14:40 How Are Pesticides Registered & Approved?
Jesse Richardson, Corteva Agriscience - Phoenix, AZ USA
  15:00 Break
  15:30 Wind Tunnel Demonstration of Sprays
Corey Ransom, Utah State University - Logan, UT USA
  16:00 Diagnosing Problems in the Field
Tim Hays - Lancaster, CA USA
  16:30 Industry Updates
  17:00 Reception, Poster Session, Exhibits  click to view poster abstracts