University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
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2017 University of California Small Grains Survey Results

2017 UC Small Grains Survey

A survey of California growers, certified crop advisors (CCA), pest control advisors (PCA), and input suppliers was conducted online between January and May of 2017 via a link sent out on the University of California Small Grains Blog...

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Tags: barley (14), forage (1), grains (1), irrigation management (1), nitrogen management (8), oat (1), rye (1), survey (2), triticale (14), wheat (5)

Follow up: UC Small Grains Field Day

2017 FieldDay (photo credit: E. Kilmartin)

We were glad to see a great turnout for this year's Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages field day in May. Handouts from the morning and afternoon programs are now available online. The morning agenda is here, with handouts and videos for a subset of the...

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM

May 11th, 2017: Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day

UC Field Day, May 11th 2017

The 2017 Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day will be held on May 11th at the UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters and is scheduled from 8AM - 4:30 PM (Agenda and details here). We hope to see you at the event!

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:21 PM

California small grain disease notes from the field

Figure 2. Leaf spotting symptoms at Davis durum wheat variety trial (leaf view).

With the wet weather that has already marked this growing season and more rain in the forecast for parts of California, we have been keeping a close eye on disease symptoms. While we do not yet have definite conclusions to all of the symptomology we've...

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Is it too late to topdress fall-planted wheat with N fertilizer?


We have received several recent inquiries following on our blog post from late January that discussed the potential value of a nitrogen (N) topdress at the tillering-to-jointing stages of wheat growth. This is particularly an issue with the higher than...

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:50 PM

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