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

Italian ryegrass – Lolium multiflorum (Photo by Joe DiTomaso) Herbicide Resistant Italian Ryegrass in California: Identification and Strategies for Control
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
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 ~...

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

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