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:
The tool is designed to help users pinpoint small grain varieties that have performed well in particular regions and environments of California using data from multi-year, multi-location field trials. The main features of the tool are a series of selection menus that interact with a map to give the user real-time feedback on how particular crop selections are represented geographically in the trial data, and a custom table that is returned based on these selections and can then be modified based on a series of additional selections available to the user.
A video that highlights the features of the webtool and demonstrates how to use it is available here and is also available as a link within the tool itself. Although the tool can be viewed on mobile devices, its features will be easier to navigate on a laptop or desktop computer.
Our hope is that this tool will increase the value of the UC small grain trial data and help to improve variety selection for California small grain production. Please feel free to share any feedback you may have based on your experience utilizing the tool.