- (Public Value) UCANR: Promoting economic prosperity in California
Nitrogen (N) management in small grains has recently managed to capture more attention than usual due to the high cost of N fertilizers. Several researchers from UC and UCCE have been working on projects that can provide growers with some valuable information on various N management options.
Join us next month (Tuesday April 18, 2023, previously March 22, 2023, rescheduled due to wet field conditions) from 8:40 until 10:30 for some quick updates on research. The field site is an experimental trial run by Cameron Pittelkow evaluating the use of digestate and hydrolysate as a N source in small grains.
Additional details below:
- Author: Konrad Mathesius
- Editor: Mark Lundy
- Editor: Brad Hanson
The heavy rains have stopped a lot of growers from getting into their wheat fields, and growers may be wondering what the best move is given the break in the weather. Our forecast for rain in the next 10 days looks spotty, and that has some implications for both nitrogen and herbicide management in small grains.
Nitrogen (N) management.
Studies and experience indicate that in-season applications of N provide a much better response to fertilizer than preseason applications. In years such as this, that is more likely the case because heavy early-season rainfall reduces the amount of plant available N in the root zone. Growers may be...
With all the rain we're having at the moment, irrigation is likely the last thing on growers' minds, but it's not a bad idea to get an irrigation evaluation scheduled for springtime. Dry conditions can develop relatively quickly in our area and irrigation technicians are already starting to build schedules for what inevitably becomes a busy spring.
Growers looking to test their systems should utilize the resources being offered by the Yolo and Solano County RCDs.
Conor Higgins recently joined Yolo County RCD, but is also able to serve growers in Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba counties. Conor is available to assist with pressure testing, flow testing, distribution uniformity, pump efficiency tests...
Join us from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29th for a short online demonstration/webinar on several powerful nitrogen management webtools that have been developed by UC researchers, including case studies from this year in the Sacramento Valley.
This webinar is free of charge and open to the public.
Click here for the full agenda and Zoom link
Please register by clicking the link below (required for CE units).
CE Units: CURES (1.0)