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Posts Tagged: agric

Preliminary yield results from fall-planted 2020-21 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 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 10:05 AM
Tags: AgRIC (33), barley (27), common wheat (30), durum wheat (24), triticale (27), variety testing (20)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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

Irrigation for wheat and other small grains in a drought year

Figure 6: Patchy patterns caused by drought stress and variations in soil. Knowing where textural changes occur in a field can help catch symptoms of stress early

Dry conditions this year have generated common questions from growers such as “when should I irrigate to maximize yield?” and “will I be able to take this crop to seed?” Many of the principles that dictate irrigation strategies in...

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Tags: AGRIC (33), Drought (2), Drought Stress (1), Irrigation (1), Wheat (9)

Save the date: May 12th, 2021 Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Virtual Field Day

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Please join us on May 12th from 1PM - 4:30PM for the 2021 UC Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Virtual Field Day! Learn about UC research and extension activities related to water, nutrient, soil, weed and pest management. Stay up to date on UC breeding and...

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:39 PM
Tags: agric (33), barley (27), common wheat (30), durum wheat (24), field day (7), triticale (27)

Drought Conditions May Increase the Chances for Risky Levels of Nitrate in Forages

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Looking a little dry out there?  Dry conditions mean it's good to be cautious about nitrate toxicity in forage crops, particularly small grain hay, grasses, and anything weedy! Nitrates can harm or even kill animals. Growers should test...

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:12 AM
  • Author: Konrad Mathesius
  • Author: Gabriele Maier
  • Author: Josh Davy
  • Editor: Mark Lundy
  • Contributor: Betsy Karle
  • Contributor: Jennifer Heguy
  • Contributor: Daniel Putnam
Tags: agric (33), drought (2), forage (2), hay (1), nitrate toxicity (1)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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