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Posts Tagged: AgRIC

Preliminary yield results from fall-planted 2019-20 small grain variety trials

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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 Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: AgRIC (22), barley (21), common wheat (25), durum wheat (19), triticale (22), variety testing (18)

Hand-held electronic devices help you make better nitrogen fertilizer decisions

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This is the third post in a blog series focused on improving nitrogen (N) use efficiency in California small grains. This post discusses two hand-held devices that indicate plant N levels in small grains to help optimize fertilizer decisions. The tools...

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:54 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation

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 (22), barley (21), common wheat (25), durum wheat (19), field day (6), nitrogen management (12), triticale (22), variety testing (18)
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
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation

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