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2017-18 seasonal conditions, fall-planted California wheat and UC small grain variety testing sites

Figure 1. Historical precipitation (10-year average, left) compared to rainfall totals during the current season (right) between 10/1/2017 and 3/1/2018. Also indicated are UC Small Grain Testing Program trial locations for various crop types (right).

With the majority of fall-planted California small grain crops reaching grain ripening stages and annual precipitation mostly finished, let's review 2017-18 seasonal weather patterns across the small grain regions of the state and at the UC small grain...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Tags: agric (8), barley (10), common wheat (13), durum wheat (9), triticale (10), variety testing (9)

May 17th, 2018 Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day

2017 Field Day

This is a reminder that the annual Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day to be held at the University of California, Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters from 8AM – 4:30PM. The event showcases UC efforts in breeding and agronomic research related to...

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Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:26 AM
Tags: agric (8), barley (10), common wheat (13), durum wheat (9), field day (3), triticale (10), variety testing (9)

Frost Injury in Wheat

Fig. 1. Yellowing and tip burning of wheat from frost injury. (Photo courtesy of PCA.)

I have received a couple inquiries from Pest Control Advisors about wheat that is showing leaf tip yellowing and burning (Fig. 1). Their suspicion is frost injury, and with the weather we have experienced over the last several weeks, their...

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Save the date: May 17th, 2018 Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day

2017 Field Day

Please mark your calendars for the annual Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day to be held at the University of California, Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters from 8AM – 4:30PM. We will send out an agenda closer to the date. We hope to see you...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Tags: agric (8), barley (10), common wheat (13), durum wheat (9), field day (3), triticale (10), variety testing (9)

Adapting in-season N rates for wheat during a dry year

Figure 3. Wheat N uptake as a percentage of seasonal total expressed as a function of GDD.

After almost 6 weeks without a substantial rainstorm, there is finally some precipitation starting to appear in the 10-day forecast for the Sacramento Valley. The lack of rain thus far has made it difficult to proceed with N fertilizer topdress...

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment

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