Agronomy Research & Information Center
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Agronomy News & Updates

Strategies to Avoid and Manage Soil Compaction

Bean field with soil compaction

Soil compaction is often a problem in field crop production and occurs when soil particles are pressed together, reducing...

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Abiotic disorders to watch for in hybrid sunflower seed production

Sunburn damage to sunflower

Last year, we saw a number of disorders in sunflower that were mainly related to a heat stress by parental line...

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

2018 Small Grains Field Day Recap & Virtual Tour

2018 Davis Field Day

Thanks to everyone who participated in our field day held in Davis last week! We appreciate the support of this event by...

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Some thoughts on monitoring for TPS

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Tadpole shrimp (TPS) are starting to pop up in rice fields. A grower asked me when is the period when rice is...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:52 PM

2017-18 seasonal conditions, fall-planted California wheat and UC small grain variety testing sites

Figure 1. Historical precipitation (10-year average, left) compared to rainfall totals during the current season (right) between 10/1/2017 and 3/1/2018. Also indicated are UC Small Grain Testing Program trial locations for various crop types (right).

With the majority of fall-planted California small grain crops reaching grain ripening stages and annual precipitation...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM

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