Delta Crops Resource Management
University of California
Delta Crops Resource Management

San Joaquin County and Delta Field Crops

  • Getting Ready to Monitor Armyworms in Rice

    This year, with the help of Dow AgroSciences, UC farm advisors will increase the number of armyworm traps that they will monitor in rice fields. The idea is to give growers and PCAs more localized information so that they can have a better idea of what's...

  • Frost Injury in Wheat

    Fig. 1. Yellowing and tip burning of wheat from frost injury. (Photo courtesy of PCA.)

    I have received a couple inquiries from Pest Control Advisors about wheat that is showing leaf tip yellowing and burning (Fig. 1). Their suspicion is frost injury, and with the weather we have experienced over the last several weeks, their suspicion is...

  • Field Crops Meeting Materials Posted to Web

    On Friday, January 12th, I hosted the annual SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting in Stockton, CA. The presentations from that meeting have now been posted to my website and are available here. Also available from my website are full reports of local...

  • Upcoming Meetings of Interest

    Happy New Year! Hopefully the holidays were a time to rest and revive. We now enter "meeting season". The new year brings several opportunities for continuing education, including UC Cooperative Extension grower meetings, the California Plant and Soil...

  • Sorghum Seeding Rate Trial Final Report

    Figure 1. Yield at 13 percent moisture of UCCE Delta sorghum seeding rate trial. There were no significant differences among treatments in 2016 (P = 0.1278) or 2017 (P = 0.2419).

    In recent years, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has augmented research efforts on growing grain and silage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] in California. The purpose of the Delta Sorghum Seeding Rate...


Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Ph.D Farm Advisor


2101 E. Earhart Ave., Ste. 200 Stockton, CA 95206

(209) 953-6100

About Michelle

Michelle grew up on a farm in San Joaquin County. She received her B.S. in Crop Science and Management from U.C. Davis and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Cornell University. At Cornell, her research focused on soil management in apple orchards. As the Delta farm advisor, she serves San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, and Contra Costa counties addressing crop production and water and soil quality.

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