Intermountain Alfalfa Management is a comprehensive manual for alfalfa growers that brings together the most current information and recommendations in nearly all areas of alfalfa management, including stand establishment, fertilization, irrigation, pest management, and harvesting. Every alfalfa grower should own a copy of this practical guide written especially for the high-elevation valleys of the Intermountain West. The manual can be purchased from the UC Davis Stores.
Irrigated Alfalfa Management for Mediterranean and Desert Zones is available as an on-line publication designed to provide information about the growth, production, management, and utilization of alfalfa grown under irrigation. Its emphasis is heavily weighted towards alfalfa production in the Great Central Valley and deserts of California. It is a companion publication to the Intermountain Alfalfa Management manual.
Soil Moisture Monitoring - A Simple Method to Improve Alfalfa and Pasture Irrigation Management was written because proper irrigation management is key for high yields and to avoid stress from too much or too little water.
Establishing and Managing Irrigated Pasture for Horses is a publication showing horse owners how to set up an irrigated pasture as a home-grown source of forage for their animals.
Dryland Pastures is a University of California publication which provides information to help land managers establish and improve pasture in the intermountain region of northern California.
Intermountain Irrigated Pastures and Mountain Meadows is a collection of independent articles. Each article can be used by itself to learn more about irrigated pastures and mountain meadows in the intermountain region of northern California.
Small Grain Production Manual is a 14-part free online publication of the University of California that presents essential information on producing wheat, barley, oats, triticale, and rye, from growth and development through seedbed preparation, fertilization, and irrigation, to pest management, crop rotation, cover cropping, and harvesting and storage. The manual also includes an overview of small grain production in California, as well as a handy troubleshooting guide. It includes color photographs, drawings, charts, graphs, tables, and references. You can download all 14 sections of the manual in a single, large 9.6MB document, or you can view parts 1-14 individually.
Pest Management of Small Grains - Weeds is a section of the Small Grain Production Manual that specifically addresses weeds and weed control.
Understanding and Improving Beef Cattle Carcass Quality is a publication to help beef producers improve beef quality.
The Home Orchard is a publication that was developed especially for backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers. Included are hundreds of photographs and diagrams that show clearly how to produce the best crops. Photos of several practices, such as key budding and grafting methods, are depicted in step-by-step photos. No other publication provides this breadth and depth of coverage. The Home Orchard can be purchased through the ANR Catalog.
California Master Gardener Handbook is the definitive guide to gardening in California! At over 700 pages, no other California gardening guide contains this depth of information. The California Master Gardener Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for all California gardeners.