University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
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Posts Tagged: Small grains

Poor control of common chickweed with ALS-inhibitor herbicides reported in multiple small grain fields in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Is it a new case of herbicide resistance in California?

Figure 1. Mature common chickweed flower and leaves close-up.

Common chickweed (Stellaria media) (Figure 1) is a winter annual found throughout California and considered to be one of the most common broadleaf weeds infesting cereal crops (also referred as small grains) in the state (Wilen 2006). Herbicides can...

Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 12:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Pest Management

Harvest Weed Seed Control in California: Potential and Limitations

Chaff Lining using simple plastic guides to funnel chaff into a narrow line. (Photo: Mic Fels)

Concerns about a growing resistance to herbicides In Mediterranean or arid climates, particularly in areas with marginal soils, crop rotations are often limited to a narrow range of hay, pasture, a handful of winter legumes, or rainy-season grasses....

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:28 AM
  • Author: Konrad Mathesius
  • Contributor: Thomas Getts
  • Contributor: José Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias
  • Editor: Brad Hanson
  • Editor: Mark Lundy
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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

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

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