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

Posts Tagged: agric

Geese Damage to Small Grain Fields

Snow geese and Ross's geese foraging in alfalfa hay in the Sacramento Valley, 2021. Photo: Steven Beckley, Woodland, CA

Growers frequently celebrate the presence of wildlife in their alfalfa and grain fields, providing valuable habitat as well as economic returns.   But sometimes it's just too much of a good thing. The sight of thousands of geese foraging in...

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:48 PM
Tags: AgRIC (28)

Access California Weather Data with New Interactive Website

Figure 1. Historical (10-year, left) and current (right) seasonal precipitation between 10/1/2020 and 1/31/2021 for California.

Weather patterns are highly variable across the state of California. They change from year to year and across locations. While parts of the state may be experiencing drought conditions this year (Figure 1), each location can have dramatically different...

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Seeding Rate Calculator Now Available

Seeding Rate Caculator

Seeding rate is an important consideration for small grain growers at planting. There are a number of agronomic factors that help to determine the ideal seeding rate such as whether a field will be irrigated, the potential for weed pressure or lodging,...

Seeding Rate Caculator
Seeding Rate Caculator

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation

N management case studies: Utilizing N-rich reference zones in California small grain crops

Solano 2/20/2020 NDRE & RGB

As the fall planting season begins, we'd like to share recently developed case studies detailing N management actions and crop productivity outcomes in several small grain fields during the 2019-20 growing season. Growers from different parts of the...

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation

Malting Barley: New Resources Available

Malting Barley in the Tulelake Basin

California's craft brewing industry is continuing to expand its market presence in the state. However, only a small percentage of malting barley used in California is grown within its borders. The primary bottleneck in the supply is the lack of malting...

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Tags: AgRIC (28), Barley (25), Fact Sheets (1), Malting Barley (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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