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Posts Tagged: in-season fertilizer application

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

A Slow Start to Winter Rains: checking your stand before nitrogen topdressing in wheat

Wheat Stand Counts

After a dry beginning to the season, wheat growers might be trying to decide how to proceed with their nitrogen fertility program. If not irrigated, most wheat planted in the Sacramento Valley during November will likely have been stunted by the...

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:43 PM

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

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