All are welcome to attend the 2016 Small Grain/Alfalfa Field Day to be held May 11, 2016 at UC Davis. We will visit field trials, listen to researchers discuss their research, and enjoy a barbeque lunch.
We sincerely hope you can attend
Dan Putnam & Mark Lundy
Plant Sciences, UC Davis
UC Davis Small Grains - Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
Wed, May 11, 2016, UC Davis Plant Sciences Research Farm, Davis, CA*(see directions below)
8:15-4:15 Includes Lunch
PCA Credits: 1.5 hrs.
CCA Credits: 5 hrs.
8:15am – Noon: Small Grains Field Day
7:45 Registration (no charge)
8:15am – Noon: Small Grains Program
8:15 Welcome and Introductions—Mark Lundy, UCCE/UCD Grain Specialist
8:20 Overview of wheat breeding—Jorge Dubcovsky, UCD wheat breeder
8:35 Depart for field
Small Grains Field Tour (8:35-Noon)
Advances and directions in small grain breeding
- Promising malting barley varieties —Alicia del Blanco, UC Davis
- Durum Wheat Varieties: new genes for grain yield—Alicia del Blanco, UC Davis
- Promising common wheat releases—Oswaldo Chicaiza, UC Davis
- Evaluation of high resistant starch wheat lines—Andre Schönhofen, UC Davis
- QTL for increased number of spikelets— Junli Zhang and Saarah Kuzay, UC Davis
- Discovering genes for drought tolerance—Tyson Howell, UC Davis
- Combining two stripe rust resistance genes in a single locus—Nicolas Cobo, UC Davis
- Mutants for stripe rust resistance—Josh Hegarty, UC Davis
- Travel to forage trial
- Variety testing and agronomic management of small grain crops
- Small grain forage variety evaluation—Cal Qualset & Lynn Gallagher, UC Davis
- Statewide Variety Development and Evaluation – Wheat, Triticale, and Barley Yields, Performance and Pest Resistance—Mark Lundy & Phil Mayo, UC Davis
- Demonstration of in-field N monitoring & quicktests for improved precision of N fertilization—Jessica Schweiger, UC Davis
- Late-planted heirloom varieties at different seeding rates—Margaret Lloyd, UCCE
12:00 NOON – Barbeque Lunch
12:30 Beer Tasting (brewed from UCD barley!)
Many thanks to California Crop Improvement for the Complementary Lunch!
12:45-4:00 UC Davis Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
12:35 Introductions—Dan Putnam, UCCE/UCD Alfalfa Specialist
12:40 Welcome, Department of Plant Sciences—Chris Van Kessel, Chair
12:50 Welcome from the Dean-Changes at UC Davis in Agriculture—Dean Helene Dillard, Dean College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis.
1:00 Depart for field
1:00 Field Tour:
- Insect Management and Disappearing Options for Alfalfa—Larry Godfrey, UC Davis and Rachael Long, UCCE
- Measuring Evapotranspiration (ET) in the Field – Ali Montazar, Project Scientist, UC Davis
- Using ET to schedule irrigations – How to—Daniele Zaccharia, Irrigation Specialist, UC Davis.
- Sorghum Field Studies for Grain and Forage Crops—Jeff Dalberg, Kearney Ag. Center, Fresno, CA
- Sharpen, a new weed management option for alfalfa—Dawn Brunmeier, BASF and Mick Canevari, UCCE Emeritus, San Joaquin County
- Kura Clover, an alternative Clover for Pastures—Dan Putnam, UC Davis
- Subsurface Drip Irrigation Studies on Spacing-What is the optimum spacing for alfalfa? —Dan Putnam, Daniele Zaccaria, UC Davis
- Variety Performance Data for Managing Diseases, Insects, and Nematodes, UC Davis—Dan Putnam, Chris DeBen, Craig Giannini, UC Davis
- Deficit Irrigation Strategies and interactions with Alfalfa Varieties—James Radavich, Dan Putnam, Ali Montazar, UC Davis
- Monitoring subsoil moisture using watermark sensors--TBD
- Controlling Gophers in Alfalfa Fields—Roger Baldwin, UC Davis
- Breeding Alfalfa for California—Scott Newell, Gitanshu Munjal, Charlie Brummer, UC Davis
Directions: The field Day is located on Hutchison Road, Davis, just west of town. Take 113 exit north from I80 or 113 south from Woodland. Turn west on Hutchison Road, take a right at the first roundabout, left at the second roundabout, the Agronomy Headquarters is about ¼ mile in a clump of trees and buildings on your left. Parking and registration is free and so is the barbeque lunch.