University of California Small Grains
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Posts Tagged: fertilizer use efficiency

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

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

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

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