University of California Small Grains
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Posts Tagged: nitrogen management

Implementing N-Rich Reference Zones to Inform In-Season N Fertilization Practices

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This is our second in a series of blog posts on improving nitrogen (N) use efficiency in California small grains. This post focuses on the use of N-rich reference zones to assess in-season N status and make management decisions based on crop need. Our...

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  • Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
  • Author: Nick Clark
  • Author: Sarah Light
  • Author: Konrad Mathesius
  • Author: Tom Getts
  • Author: Guilliano Galdi
  • Author: Taylor Nelsen
  • Author: Mark Lundy

2020 Virtual Small Grains Field Day

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Due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19, we had to cancel our annual field day that typically occurs in May at UC Davis. While there is no full replacement for seeing field trials in person, the UC small grains research and extension team has...

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Tags: AgRIC (20), barley (20), common wheat (24), durum wheat (18), field day (6), nitrogen management (11), triticale (21), variety testing (17)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Food

New resources available for conducting and interpreting soil nitrate quick tests

Measuring soil nitrate in the field.

Measuring soil nitrogen (N) prior to fertilizing can improve N fertilizer management. The soil nitrate quick test is a simple and low-cost test. It provides a ballpark estimate of the soil nitrate-N concentration in the rootzone. Nitrate is a highly...

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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: ~ 530-822-7515.   Wheat Field Day Colusa County, CA Tuesday March 12th, 2019 ~...

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM

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

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.

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%...

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:08 PM

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