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

Small Grains Blog

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

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 (1), forage (1), grains (1), irrigation management (1), nitrogen management (4), oat (1), rye (1), survey (2), triticale (1), wheat (3)

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

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