Welcome to UC Small Grains Research & Information
We are an interdisciplinary team of University of California advisors, specialists and faculty. Our purpose is to provide to growers, researchers and industry professionals agronomic guidelines and information related to the production of small grains in California.
Small Grains in California
Small grains include wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Wheat, oats and barley are grown for grain and forage while triticale is primarily grown as forage. Wheat is the predominant small grain crop in California, where it is grown on over 500,000 acres. Although relatively low in value compared to many California crops, small grains serve as important rotation crops. In most regions of the state, small grains are grown from fall through spring, thus making good use of winter rainfall and requiring relatively little irrigation.
UC-IPM Pest Management Guidelines
For Small Grains
- Pest Management Guidelines:How to manage pests in California Small Grains
- Integrated Weed Management:How to manage weeds in California Small Grains
- Special Weed Problems:Information about Special Weed Problems in Small Grains
- Small Grains: Nematodes:Management Guidelines for Nematodes on Small Grains
Upcoming Meetings & Events
A Slow Start to Winter Rains: checking your stand before nitrogen topdressing in wheat
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...
2018 California Plant and Soil Conference
Registration for the 2018 California Plant and Soil Conference is open. The conference will be held from February 6th - February 7th at the Fresno Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center and will include a wide array of topics of interest to California...
Announcing an Interactive Webtool for Small Grain Variety Selection
The beta version of an interactive webtool for California small grain variety selection is now available on the Small Grains portion of the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center Website: http://smallgrains.ucanr.edu/Variety/ The tool is...