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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...

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Tags: agric (16), barley (17), common wheat (20), durum wheat (15), field day (5), triticale (17), variety testing (16)

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

Statewide small grain testing program update

Fall-planted sites 2017-18

The UC Grain Cropping Systems Lab and a cooperating network of UC Cooperative Extension agronomists established fall-planted small grain variety trials across the state of California from October to December 2017. These included: 10 locations with...

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 12:42 PM
Tags: barley (17), common wheat (20), durum wheat (15), triticale (17), variety testing (16)

A Slow Start to Winter Rains: checking your stand before nitrogen topdressing in wheat

Wheat Stand Counts

After a dry beginning to the season, wheat growers might be trying to decide how to proceed with their nitrogen fertility program. If not irrigated, most wheat planted in the Sacramento Valley during November will likely have been stunted by the...

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:43 PM

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