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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

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

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