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 farm 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

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Small Grains Blog

California Small Grains Survey - Please Participate!
We need your help to better understand the current status of small grain production in California and how to focus our research and extension efforts moving forward. If you are involved in the California grain industry, we would appreciate your...

Grower meeting this Thursday in Woodland
Rotational Crop Grower MeetingThursday, February 9, 2017, 8 a.m. - NoonNorton Hall, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland Agenda and CUE information

Topdress of nitrogen at tillering stage is something to seriously consider over the coming weeks
Over the past 4+ seasons, a UCCE team (Lundy, Orloff, Wright and Hutmacher) has revisited nitrogen (N) fertilization recommendations for hard spring wheat specific to California conditions. We have grown wheat under a wide range of conditions and soil...

Update from the California Statewide Small Grain Testing Program: Fall-sown tests emerging
This is the first post in our new blogging platform created as part of the ongoing improvements and developments from the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center (AgRIC). We envision this small grains blog to be a place for field notes,...

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