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  • From the field: Slow spring growth and what is (or is not) causing the problem

    Added March 2, 2017
    Figure 1. Earthworm cocoons under the dissecting microscope.

    A consultant recently brought in some alfalfa plants to get another opinion on why growth was resuming slowly this spring. The field is located in Merced County and is a sandy loam soil. The field is in its fifth year,...

  • UC Small Grains Survey

    Added February 23, 2017

    The UC Small Grains program requests your participation in a survey, which will help inform research and extension efforts. The questions were developed to help us understand the changing landscape of small grains production in California. The survey was...

  • Meeting Announcement - Plant and Soil Conference 2017

    Added January 20, 2017

    The California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy will be holding its annual Plant and Soil Conference January 31 and February 1 in Fresno, California. Program information and agenda are available from  Keynote...

  • Field Crops Meeting Materials Posted to Web

    Added January 12, 2017

    On Friday, January 6th, 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...

  • Sorghum Seeding Rate Trial

    Added December 13, 2016
    Table 1. Sorghum Seeding Rate Trial

    (There was an error in the previous version of this blog post. The error has been corrected here and in the full report, available from my website.) The purpose of this trial was to better understand optimal seeding rates for grain sorghum grown in...

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