University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California Small Grains
University of California
University of California Small Grains

Sarah Light

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Agronomy Farm Advisor
Sutter-Yuba UC Cooperative Extension
142A Garden Highway
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 822-7515
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Also in:
Colusa County

Education

M.S. Soil Science, Oregon State University. 2016
M.S. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University. 2016
B.A. Latin American Studies, Brandeis University. 2005

Specialty

Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Corn, Sorghum, Sunflower, Safflower, Hemp, Soil Health, Cover Crops, Agronomy, Annual Cropping Systems in the Sacramento Valley.

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Xue, J; Bali, KM, et al. (2020). Evaluation of remote sensing-based evapotranspiration models against surface renewal in almonds, tomatoes and maize. Agricultural Water Management. 238. April 20.
  • Phillips, C; Light, S, et al. (2020). Preliminary evaluation of a decision support tool for biochar amendment. Biochar. Springer. Published online. February 19.
  • Phillips, CL; Light, SE, et al. (2019). Can biochar conserve water in Oregon agricultural soils? Soil & Tillage Research. 198. November 28.
  • RF, Long; Leinfelder-Miles, M, et al. (2019). Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) Production in California. ANR Publication.D. Putnam. Davis, Ca, UCANR. 8634. January. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8634.pdf
  • Long, RF; Gulya, T, et al. (2019). Sunflower Hybrid Seed Production in California. UCANR Publication. 8638. March. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8638.pdf

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Roberts, PA; Huynh, BL, et al. (2021). Blackeye Varietal Improvement--2020 Progress Report. February.
  • Berris, H; Light, SE (2020). BeeSafe: BotaniGard Maxx Best Management Practices in Hemp. June. https://ucanr.edu/sites/sutteryuba/files/328743.pdf
  • SE, Light (2020). Bulk Density Demo. UCCE Sutter-Yuba. September 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UltHwHnVs-8&feature=emb_logo
  • Park, B; Light, SE (2020). Equipment to Manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 7. September. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf
  • Light, SE (2020). Final Project Report: Reducing Weed Pressure During Stand Establishment Using Pre-Plant Weed Germination Followed by Mechanical or Chemical Control. California Alfalfa and Forage Research Foundation. October.
  • Clark, N; Getts, T, et al. (2020). Hand-held electronic devices help you make better nitrogen fertilizer decisions. UC Small Grains Blog. June 30.
  • Light, SE; Vinchesi-Vahl, A (2020). Healthy Soils Demonstration Project Results: Winter Cover Crops in Annual Rotations. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. September. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf
  • Leinfelder-Miles, M; Clark, N, et al. (2020). Implementing N-Rich Reference Zones to Inform In-Season N Fertilization Practices. UC Small Grains Blog. May 27.
  • Light, SE (2020). Incorporating Compost in your Fertilizer Program. California Fresh Fruit Magazine. 37:1, 10. January.
  • Giang, D; Mathesius, K, et al. (2020). In-field Soil Nitrate Quite Test: California Grain Production. April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaMxiDsov04&feature=emb_logo
  • Light, SE (2020). Managing Soil Fertility with Organic Amendments. Organic Farmer. 3:2. April/May.
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2020). Managing Sunflower Head Moth. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. July. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes85829.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2020). New California blackeye varieties show resistance to cowpea aphid. UC Dry Bean Blog. August 15. http://beans.ucanr.org/?blogpost=43376&blogasset=91063
  • Light, SE; Gallagher, K, et al. (2020). N-Rich Reference Zone Case Study: Colusa County 2019-2020. November.
  • Light, SE; Long, RF (2020). Pest Management Benefits of Implementing Soil Health Practices. CAPCA Adviser. California Association of Pest Control Advisers. 23:3. June.
  • Berris, H; Light, SE (2020). Protecting Bees in Hemp Production. Organic Farmer. 3:4. August/September.
  • Long, RF; Leinfelder-Miles, M, et al. (2020). Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Alfalfa Hay. UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center. October. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/02/ee/02ee0710-8c2c-41ea-8b25-736d1854b737/alfalfasvdraft10420.pdf
  • Koch, Geoff; Light, Sarah, et al. (2020). Securing the Future of Highly Productive Annual Cropping Systems in California. ASA-CSSA-SSSA. November.
  • Light, SE; Long, RF (2020). Why Aren't My Crops Drying Down. UC Dry Bean Blog. September 18. http://beans.ucanr.edu/?blogpost=43708&blogasset=91063
  • Light, SE; Vinchesi-Vahl, A (2020). Winter Cover Crop Performance in the Sacramento Valley. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 7. September. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf
  • Lundy, M; Nelsen, T, et al. (2019). 2018-19 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Results. UC Small Grains Blog. September 29.
  • Roberts, PA; Huynh, BL, et al. (2019). BLACKEYE VARIETAL IMPROVEMENT - 2019 PROGRESS REPORT. University of California Dry Bean Research 2019 Progress Report. California Dry Bean Advisory Board.
  • Light, SE (2019). Management Practices to Improve Soil Function. Progressive Crop Consultant. 4:4, 22-24. July/August 2019.
  • Light, SE (2019). Organic Amendment Managent. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 4. December.
  • Mathesius, KP; Light, SE (2019). Septoria Leaf Blotch: Reducing Inoculum After a Pathogen-friendly Winter. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Blog. July 16, 2019. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=30817
  • Light, SE; Geisseler, D (2019). Soil Sampling: A Review and Resources. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes78769.pdf
  • Mathesius, KP; Swett, C, et al. (2019). Stripe Rust: be on the lookout. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Blog. March 11, 2019. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=29651
  • Ligh, SE; Aegerter, B (2019). Tips for In-Field Diagnosis and Sampling. CAPCA Adviser. 22:3, 44-48. June 2019.
  • Light, SE (2019). Using Compost. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. December.
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2019). Vegetated filter strips for water quality protection on farms. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Winter 2019. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes78769.pdf
  • Light, SE; Vinchesi, A (2019). Winter Weed Observations in Cover Crop Research Plots. UC Weed Science Blog. March 27, 2019. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=29772
  • Lundy, M; George, NA, et al. (2018). 2017-2018 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Results Update. UC Small Grains Blog. October 18.
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2018). Abiotic disorders to watch for in hybrid sunflower seed production. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 3. Summer. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes75475.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Accurate Diagnosis is Necessary for Disease Management. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 2. Winter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes73810.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2018). Ascochyta blight found in garbanzo beans in the Sacramento Valley. UC Dry Bean Blog. February 9. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=26328
  • Light, SE (2018). Avoiding and Managing Soil Compaction. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 3. Summer. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes75475.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Charcoal Rot on Garbanzos in the Sacramento Valley. UC Dry Bean Blog. June 25. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27415
  • Light, SE; Mathesius, K (2018). Concepts in Soil Nitrate Management in Wheat and Other Winter Grasses. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. 2. Winter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes73810.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Cover Crop Management in Annual Farming Systems. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 4. Fall. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes76822.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE (2018). Disease issues in garbanzo production in the Sacramento Valley. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 3. Summer. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes75475.pdf
  • Long, RF; Galla, M, et al. (2018). Key to managing springtime weeds in seedling alfalfa stands: Patience. Alfalfa and Forage News. April 6. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=26814
  • Light, S; Niederholzer, F (2018). Optimizing on farm inputs: strategies to reduce the off-farm movement of environmental contaminants. Progressive Crop Consultant.K. Coatney. JCS Marketing. 3:5, 8-12. Sept/Oct. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/fullscreen/62119532/pcc-septoct-2018-final-e
  • Clark, N; Light, SE, et al. (2018). Sample costs to produce garbanzo beans (chickpea) in Southern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCANR Agricultural Issues Center. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/5b/00/5b001795-5a45-4340-a83f-76ca9d8ce6af/2018garbanzobeansjvsouthfinaldraft3118.pdf
  • Light, SE; Leinfelder-Miles, M, et al. (2018). Sample costs to produce garbanzo beans (chickpea) in the Sacramento Valley and the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCANR Agricultural Issues Center. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/8c/23/8c232c39-e3b8-4f12-ac02-911cb4602cc2/2018garbanzobeansacvalfinaldraft22018.pdf
  • Long, RF; Light, SE, et al. (2018). Sample costs to produce sunflowers for hybrid seed in the Sacramento Valley. Davis, CA, UCANR Agricultural Issues Center. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/18/2d/182dcc66-2b3e-4048-b639-b87d0a6456fd/2018sunflowerssacval-finaldraft_92618.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Strategies to Reduce Disease on Your Farm. Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter. Yuba City, CA. 2. Winter. http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes73810.pdf
  • Light, SE (2018). Why I left my Boots in Mozambique. UC Weed Science Blog. September 24. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=28246
  • Phillips, C; Light, S, et al. (2017). Pacific Northwest Biochar Atlas. Corvallis, OR. www.pnwbiochar.org

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