- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
- Uploaded by: Konrad Mathesius
UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
The agenda is attached at the bottom of this post, and is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open and Sign In
8:15am Nitrogen Stabilizers in Silage Corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties
8:45am Measuring the Interaction between N Demand and Water Use in Irrigated Corn, Mark Lundy, UC Davis
- Author: Sarah Light
- Author: Amber Vinchesi
Join us on December 6 in Meridian to launch our Healthy Soils Cover Crop Project!
Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day
December 6, 2018 ~ 8:30-11:00am
8:30 am Coffee and Registration
9:00 am Welcome and Project...
The UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Issues Center (UC ANR) has released a study on the costs and returns of producing sunflowers for hybrid seed in the Sacramento Valley. Although acreage is relatively small (about 50,000 acres), sunflower seed is an important crop because California growers produce the seed for planting stock, destined to be planted in many areas around the world for oilseed and confectionary snack food markets.
The study estimates the cost of producing sunflowers on 200 acres, as part of a row crop rotation, using sub-surface drip irrigation. Input and reviews were provided by UC ANR Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors and other agricultural associates. Current costs for the...
- Author: Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program
Learn about opportunities to receive continuing education hours. October is upon us and before you know it, we'll be wrapped up in the busy holiday season. If you hold a license or certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and have a last name that begins with letters A through L, this is your year to renew. DPR encourages license and certificate holders to avoid the end-of-the-year rush and submit renewal applications by November 1.
Early renewal has its advantages. DPR can take up to 60 days to process a renewal application. Submitting applications now not only avoids late fees and gives you time to fix any problems that DPR may...
- Author: Sarah Light
Fall is the time to plant your winter cover crops. The impact of cover crops can be variable, depending on plant variety and management practices. Choosing the right cover crop is important and deciding what to plant will depend on your on-farm goals.
Why cover crop?
Cover crops add organic matter to soil, which increases microbial activity, and leads to good soil aggregation and improved soil structure. This increases water infiltration and reduces the risk of soil compaction. In addition, cover crops can provide nitrogen for subsequent crops, suppress weeds, provide floral resources for beneficial insects including bees and natural enemies, and reduce soil erosion and nitrate...