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  • Preliminary yield results from fall-planted 2018-19 small grain variety trials

    Added August 7, 2019
    UC Small Grains Variety Trial, Fresno Co. CA

    Preliminary grain yield results for our fall-planted common wheat, triticale, durum wheat and barley trials are now available on the UC Small Grains Research and Information Center...

  • Fusarium Wilt in Garbanzos

    Added July 10, 2019
    Figure 1. Garbanzo leaf yellowing and necrosis indicative of Fusarium wilt.

    A little over a month ago, I visited some contiguous garbanzo bean fields in southern San Joaquin County, at the request of the grower. The grower observed that plants were yellowing and dying (Fig. 1) and wondered what might be causing the problem. The...

  • Impact of Warm-season Legume Cover Crop on Soil Properties and Cover Cropping Survey

    Added June 12, 2019
    Figure 1. Vigna unguiculata cv. 'Red Ripper' cover crop with some volunteer wheat.

    We are getting prepared for our second year of a three-year project evaluating a warm-season legume cover crop between winter small grain crops. We are conducting the trial in a commercial field on Staten Island in the Delta. We are comparing soil health...

  • May 15th, 2019 UC Small Grains / Alfalfa-Forages Field Day

    Added May 5, 2019
    UC Small Grains Field Day

    This is a reminder that the annual UC Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day will be held on May 15th at the University of California, Davis Department of Plant Sciences Field Headquarters from 8AM – 4:30PM. The event showcases UC efforts in...

  • Herbicide Resistant Italian Ryegrass in California: Identification and Strategies for Control

    Added February 28, 2019
    Italian ryegrass – Lolium multiflorum (Photo by Joe DiTomaso)

    If growers sprayed for Italian ryegrass earlier this year, it might still be worth keeping an eye out for it in fields and field margins. Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) is an annual grass that can sometimes behave as a biennial or...

  • Wheat Field Day In Colusa County--March 12th

    Added February 21, 2019

    We hope you can join us for our field day!  Agenda and directions are below.  Contact Sarah Light with questions: selight@ucanr.edu ~ 530-822-7515.   Wheat Field Day Colusa County, CA Tuesday March 12th, 2019 ~...

  • Wheat Field Day and Spanish Language Training for Field Workers

    Added February 14, 2019

    UC Cooperative Extension is Pleased to Announce Two Upcoming Events:  Wheat Field Day in Colusa County Tuesday, March 12th ~ 9:00-11:00 am  Topics Include: -Small Grains Variety Testing and Resources -Optimizing Nitrogen Management in...

  • Summary of early-season conditions for 2018-2019 fall-planted California small grain crops

    Added January 21, 2019
    Figure 1. Historical (10-year, left) and current (right) seasonal precipitation totals between 10/1/18 and 1/20/2019 in California small grain growing regions.

    After a relatively dry start to the rainfall season from October through early November, rainfall in California since November has been above average. About halfway through the rainy season, year-to-date precipitation totals are approximately 20-30%...

  • SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting

    Added December 10, 2018

    UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA...

  • 2018 Field Corn Variety Trial Results

    Added November 6, 2018
    UCCE Delta field corn variety trial.

    Table 1 shows the results of the 2018 UCCE Delta field corn variety trial, located on Tyler Island. Three replicate blocks of fourteen varieties were planted on May 9th by air planter. The fourteen varieties included 12 varieties submitted by seed...

  • 2018 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day: Presentations now available

    Added October 25, 2018

    This year's Alfalfa and Forage Field Day held on September 19, 2018 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA, was another success. The presentations and handouts from that day are now available on the University of...

  • 2017-2018 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Results Update

    Added October 18, 2018
    2018 fall sites

    Results from all fall-planted 2017-2018 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Program trials are now available on the UC Small Grains website: http://smallgrains.ucanr.edu/Variety/. These include fall-planted common wheat, durum wheat, triticale and...

  • 2017-18 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Results Update

    Added September 20, 2018
    2018 Common Wheat Yield Heat Map

    The most up-to-date results from the 2017-18 UC Small Grain Variety Testing Program trials as well as trials from previous seasons can be found at the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center Small Grains websites. There are two interactive sites...

  • 2018 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Agenda

    Added September 5, 2018
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    The agenda for the annual Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day is set. Where: Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center; 9240 S. Riverbend Ave.; Parlier, CA 93648 When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 7:30 AM - 12:15 PM What: A half day of...

  • What to do with those tough to control perennial weeds in established alfalfa?

    Added August 17, 2018
    AlfalfaWeeds

    The old saying, “Everything's fine until it's not,” comes to mind when dealing with some tough to control perennial weeds in alfalfa production during the summertime. Such was the case for an alfalfa field in the Sacramento Valley, where weed...

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