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Lima Bean Root and Crown Rot

Figure 1. Lima bean root and crown rot.

I visited a lima bean field in the Delta at the beginning of June. The beans were showing what appeared to be dampening off symptoms (Figure 1), and dying plants were leaving large gaps down the rows. The problem was pretty widespread throughout the...

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Rice Production Workshop 2018

UC Cooperative Extension will host a Rice Production Workshop on August 7, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Lundberg Family Farms (5311 Midway, Richvale, CA 95974). The Rice Production Workshop is an in-depth workshop that covers the principles...

2018 RPW Program Flyer
2018 RPW Program Flyer

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:50 PM
Tags: meeting announcement (11), rice (10)

California Invasive Species Action Week

Fig. 1. Broomrape on tomato.

Last week was California Invasive Species Action Week. Guest authors Tunyalee Martin, with the UC IPM Program, and Gene Miyao, farm advisor, describe a parasitic plant that has been found in the Delta. Help in the fight against invasive species by...

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:36 AM
Tags: broomrape (1), invasives (1), parasite (1), tomato (1)

Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting Recap and Upcoming Cover Crop Trial

June 5, 2018 Small Grains and Soil Health Meeting on Staten Island in San Joaquin County. Photo courtesy of Mark Lundy.

On June 5th, we hosted the Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting on Staten Island in San Joaquin County. We would like to thank those who attended the meeting. The meeting handouts are now available from the Delta Crops website. The meeting...

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Tags: cover cropping (1), meeting (5), soil health (2), triticale (2), wheat (5)

UC Davis Survey on Nitrogen Management

Nitrogen (N) fertilizers are widely used in California's agricultural systems to enhance efficiency and crop production, yet there is also growing concern around nitrogen losses from irrigated crop lands that have the potential to impact water quality....

2018 Digital Postcard UCD Nitrogen Survey
2018 Digital Postcard UCD Nitrogen Survey

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 8:47 AM

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