We were glad to see a great turnout for this year's Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages field day in May. Handouts from the morning and afternoon programs are now available online. The morning agenda is here, with handouts and videos for a subset of the talks here. The afternoon agenda is here, with related handouts here./span>
The 2017 Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day will be held on May 11th at the UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters and is scheduled from 8AM - 4:30 PM (Agenda and details here). We hope to see you at the event!
With the wet weather that has already marked this growing season and more rain in the forecast for parts of California, we have been keeping a close eye on disease symptoms. While we do not yet have definite conclusions to all of the symptomology we've observed, we believe it may be of interest and utility to share some of the disease notes and photos we've collected to date. We are grateful to the new UCCE Specialist in Plant Pathology, Dr. Cassandra Swett, who has been helping us to make sense of some of what we're been seeing in the field. Included below are some general notes followed by some more specific notes from Agronomy Advisors Nicholas Clark (San Joaquin...
We have received several recent inquiries following on our blog post from late January that discussed the potential value of a nitrogen (N) topdress at the tillering-to-jointing stages of wheat growth. This is particularly an issue with the higher than average precipitation we have experienced in California this year. The current question is whether a topdress of N might still be beneficial to wheat crops that are in the late-boot to early-heading stages of growth. Although fall-planted wheat...
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