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

UC Small Grains Blog

Announcing an Interactive Webtool for Small Grain Variety Selection

Webtool screenshot

The beta version of an interactive webtool for California small grain variety selection is now available on the Small Grains portion of the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center Website: The tool is...

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM
  • Author: Mark Lundy
  • Contributor: Gabe Rosa
  • Contributor: Charlie Turner
  • Contributor: Nicholas Alexander George

2017 California Small Grain Variety Testing Data

Fall planted sites 2016 17

Results from the 2016-2017 Fall-planted small grain variety trials throughout California are now available. These include tests of commercial and advanced varieties of common wheat, durum wheat, triticale, and barley, with multi-year productivity,...

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:48 AM
Tags: barley (17), common wheat (20), durum wheat (15), triticale (17), variety testing (16)

Start planning your nitrogen management strategy for fall-planted wheat now (and consider using a N-rich reference strip to manage your N more precisely)

In Season N Reference

Recent UCCE research has illustrated the value of in-season applications of nitrogen (N) fertilizer, particularly applications made at the early vegetative growth stages. This is typically the stage of growth when N demand from the crop is...

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Preliminary yield results from fall-planted 2016-17 variety trials

2017 UC Small Grain Variety Testing Program

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...

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Glume darkening symptom observed in 2016-17 season has no apparent yield penalty in UC trial

pseudo-black chaff, common wheat (1 of 2)

As noted during our May 11th Field Day presentation in Davis, during the 2016-17 season darkening/purpling glumes (as depicted in Image 1) were widely observed in common spring wheat both within the UC Regional testing program and by growers and crop...

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:58 PM
  • Author: Mark Lundy
  • Contributor: Cassandra Swett
  • Contributor: Nicholas Alexander George
  • Contributor: Michael Rodriguez

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