University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California
University of California Small Grains

Welcome to UC Small Grains Research & Information

We are an interdisciplinary team of University of California advisors, specialists and faculty. Our purpose is to provide to growers, researchers and industry professionals agronomic guidelines and information related to the production of small grains in California.

Small Grains in California

Small grains include wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Wheat, oats and barley are grown for grain and forage while triticale is primarily grown as forage. Wheat is the predominant small grain crop in California, where it is grown on over 500,000 acres. Although relatively low in value compared to many California crops, small grains serve as important rotation crops. In most regions of the state, small grains are grown from fall through spring, thus making good use of winter rainfall and requiring relatively little irrigation.

UC Small Grains Research and Information

UC-IPM Pest Management Guidelines
For Small Grains

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Figure 1. Vigna unguiculata cv. 'Red Ripper' cover crop with some volunteer wheat. Impact of Warm-season Legume Cover Crop on Soil Properties and Cover Cropping Survey
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...

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

IMG 2291 Upcoming UC field days in April and May
Save the dates for two upcoming UC field days to be held in April and May: The South Sacramento Valley Wheat and Barley Field Demonstration Day will be held from 8:45 - 10:30AM on April 24th, 2019 in the Dunnigan Hills area. The program...

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