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

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 Small Grains Research and Information

UC-IPM Pest Management Guidelines
For Small Grains

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field trial at sunset Preliminary yield results from fall-planted 2021-22 small grain variety trials
Preliminary grain and forage yield results for our fall-planted common wheat, triticale, durum wheat and barley trials are now available on the UC Small Grains Research and Information Center...

IMG 2396 May 17th: 2022 UC Davis Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
The 2022 UC Davis Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages Field Day will be held: May 17th, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with tours of Small Grains Breeding plots to follow in the afternoon   LOCATION: Department of Plant Sciences Field Facility, UC...

Field Day UC Field Days: Demonstrating Efficient N Fertilizer Management in California Wheat
Join us at two upcoming field days to discuss on-farm utilization of N-rich reference zones, soil nitrate quick tests, and UC web tools for improved N management in California small grains. The first event is next Wednesday, 4/20/22 from 9:30am –...

Meetings & Events

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