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Posts Tagged: wheat

Research Update: Efficacy of mechanical and chemical preseason control of herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass

Summary Note Mechanical cultivation is a useful tool in controlling herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass individuals in a rainfed wheat system but is only about half as effective as Axial in reducing overall pressure from...

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:39 PM
Tags: AgRIC (20), cultivation (1), herbicide (1), IPM (1), Italian ryegrass (2), weeds (2), wheat (6)

Herbicide Resistant Italian Ryegrass in California: Identification and Strategies for Control

Italian ryegrass – Lolium multiflorum (Photo by Joe DiTomaso)

If growers sprayed for Italian ryegrass earlier this year, it might still be worth keeping an eye out for it in fields and field margins. Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) is an annual grass that can sometimes behave as a biennial or...

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:08 AM
Tags: AGRIC (20), barley (20), Italian ryegrass (2), Weeds (2), Wheat (6)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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

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 (20), forage (1), grains (1), irrigation management (1), nitrogen management (11), oat (1), rye (1), survey (2), triticale (21), wheat (6)

Is it too late to topdress fall-planted wheat with N fertilizer?


We have received several recent inquiries following on our blog post from late January that discussed the potential value of a nitrogen (N) topdress at the tillering-to-jointing stages of wheat growth. This is particularly an issue with the higher than...

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:50 PM

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