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Wheat Field Day In Colusa County--March 12th

We hope you can join us for our field day!  Agenda and directions are below.  Contact Sarah Light with questions: selight@ucanr.edu ~ 530-822-7515.   Wheat Field Day Colusa County, CA Tuesday March 12th, 2019 ~...

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Summary of early-season conditions for 2018-2019 fall-planted California small grain crops

Figure 1. Historical (10-year, left) and current (right) seasonal precipitation totals between 10/1/18 and 1/20/2019 in California small grain growing regions.

After a relatively dry start to the rainfall season from October through early November, rainfall in California since November has been above average. About halfway through the rainy season, year-to-date precipitation totals are approximately 20-30%...

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Adapting in-season N rates for wheat during a dry year

Figure 3. Wheat N uptake as a percentage of seasonal total expressed as a function of GDD.

After almost 6 weeks without a substantial rainstorm, there is finally some precipitation starting to appear in the 10-day forecast for the Sacramento Valley. The lack of rain thus far has made it difficult to proceed with N fertilizer topdress...

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment

Start planning your nitrogen management strategy for fall-planted wheat now (and consider using a N-rich reference strip to manage your N more precisely)

In Season N Reference

Recent UCCE research has illustrated the value of in-season applications of nitrogen (N) fertilizer, particularly applications made at the early vegetative growth stages. This is typically the stage of growth when N demand from the crop is...

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:17 PM

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

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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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