Authors: John C. Palumbo, Peter C. Ellsworth, Timothy J. Dennehy, Robert L. Nichols
This document outlines some of the guidlines for Neonicotinoids, which were relatively new at the time. The plans within the document aim to help keep Neonicotinoids as a cost efficient and effective form of whitefly management for the future.
Due to worldwide shortages of non-dormant alfalfa seed, production opportunities and acreage have increased recently in central Arizona. This article gives some suggestions regarding growing alfalfa for seed in Arizona.
Aphids feed in groups, often on the growing tips of plants. This article describes the complex of Aphids that can be found on alfalfa and discusses damages, monitoring, control, and when to treat for them.
Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) caterpillars are smooth skinned with few or no hairs on the body, may be olive green to almost black in color down the middle of the back, and have a yellow stripe on each side of the body. This publication details the Beet Armyworm. It's description, biology, damages it causes, and methods of controlling it are discussed.
The first sign of a potential alfalfa caterpillar (Colias eurytheme) outbreak is the influx of large numbers of yellow or white butterflies in late spring or early summer. This article discusses their biology, the damages they cause, types of control, and when to treat for them.
Solum barley was released in 1992 for grain or forage production under reduced water use conditions. Solum barley was developed over the course of 18 years with low input and reduced water usage in mind. This article describes some of its history, uses, planting dates, seeding rates, and characteristics.
Establishing irrigated pasture at 4,000- to 6,000-foot elevations in Arizona
Authors: Deborah Young, Bill Frost, Mike Schneider
Irrigated pasture can provide forage for livestock, be useful during breeding and calving time, serve as an exercise area for horses, and conserve and improve soil and provide an alternative to rangeland. This article discussing establishing a pasture at elevations in Arizona between 4,000 and 6,000 feet.
Diseases and Nutritional Disorders of Wheat, Barley, and Oats
Authors: Richard Hine, Mike Ottman, and Thomas Doerge
The cultivation of wheat, barley, and oats has been around for a long time. There have been many different types of diseases that can attack these crops. This article talks about the diseases that are important to Arizona growers and discusses their symptoms.