Dear Alfalfa/Forage/Grains Person:
We are hoping you can join us for the upcoming (in person) Field Day to be held May 17th, 2022 at UC Davis. Many subject will be covered (*see below).
This is the first in-person field day to be held in 3 years.
Yes, there is a FREE LUNCH!!
Come early - Refreshments at 7:30, Hay Wagons leave promptly at 8:05 a.m.
We will hold a Field Day at UC Davis in 2022 for the first time in 3 years.
Please join us for some interesting presentations and Discussions. CE Credits Offered (2.5 CCA, 2 INMP-CURES)
We request that you REGISTER HERE (no charge for event) (to keep track of lunches)
LOCATION: (2400 Hutchison Dr, Davis CA 38.5390, -121.7800)
Hope to see you there!
2022 UC Davis Alfalfa/Forages/Small Grains Field Day
May 17th, 8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
(with tours of Small Grains Breeding plots to follow in the afternoon)
Department of Plant Sciences Field Facility, UC Davis
(2400 Hutchison Dr, Davis CA 38.5390, -121.7800)
CE Credits Offered (2.5 CCA, 2 INMP-CURES)
REGISTER HERE (no charge for event)
7:30 Sign-in (refreshments available)
8:00 Welcome and Introductions (John Palmer and Lauren Port, CCIA)
8:05 Travel on Wagons to Field
Alfalfa/Forage/Biofuel Field Tour
8:20 Breeding Alfalfa Varieties for Drought Tolerance and other Traits—Charlie Brummer and Matt Francis, UC Davis
8:30 Strategies for Coping with Drought in Alfalfa--Dan Putnam, UC Davis
8:40 Breeding Cool Season Grasses for Various Markets—Charlie Brummer, UC Davis
8:50 Switchgrass & Sorghum Field Trials—Bob Hutmacher, UC Davis and UC West Side Research and Extension Center, Five Points, CA
9:00 Novel Applications for Biofuels—Corinne Scown and Henrick Scheller, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, CA
9:10 Producing Sorghum under Limited Water—Bob Hutmacher, UC Davis
9:20 Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for Pest Resistance and Yield. Dan Putnam, UC Davis
9:30 ‘Lightning Talks' on UC Forage Projects
- o Utilizing Pre-Plant Treatments for Weed Management for Alfalfa Stand Establishment. Sarah Light, UCCE, Yuba City
- o Options for Alfalfa Weevil and the Importance of Controlling Resistance. Ian Grettenberger, UC Davis
- o Using Drones for Pest Management in Alfalfa—Rachael Long, UCCE, Woodland, CA
- o Technologies for Improving Water Use Efficiency with Overhead Irrigation—Isaya Kisekka, UC Davis
- o Using Compost on Alfalfa for Healthy Soils—Rad Schmidt, UC Davis
- o Soil Quality Considerations During Drought—Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, Stocton
10:00 Depart for Small Grains Tour
10:15 Updates from UC Davis Small Grains Breeding Program. Jorge Dubcovsky, Oswaldo Chicaiza, Josh Hegarty, Alicia del Blanco, Alison Brown
10:30 Quantifying environment and management impacts on yield differences between resistant starch (RS) and non-RS wheat varieties. Micah Levinson and Mark Lundy
10:40 Evaluating genotype x environment x management impacts on California malting barley quality. Maany Ramanan, Taylor Nelsen, Mark Lundy, Glen Fox, and Christine Diepenbrock
10:50 Bread quality and ecosystem sustainability implications for triticale use in milling applications. Santiago Tamagno, Claudia Carter, Cameron Pittlekow, George Fohner, Teng Vang, Josh Hegarty, Taylor Nelsen, and Mark Lundy
11:00 Assessing small grain forage productivity in diverse California environments. Mark Lundy, Micah Levinson, Taylor Nelsen, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Brian Marsh, Joshua Hegarty
11:10 Maximizing water productivity from winter cereal crops under water-limited conditions. Caitlin Peterson, Cameron Pittelkow, Mark Lundy
11:20 Demonstrating efficient N fertilizer in CA small grains. Mark Lundy, Taylor Nelsen, Konrad Mathesius, Nicholas Clark, Sarah Light, Michelle Leinfielder-Miles, Giuliano Galdi, Thomas Getts, Joy Hollingsworth
11:30 Assessing DIY in-field plant tissue tests to determine N sufficiency in wheat. Leonardo Reynoso, Maya Shydlowski-Besmer, Taylor Nelsen, Salvador Grover, Mark Lundy
11:40 Controlling herbicide resistant Italian ryegrass in California small grains. Konrad Mathesius and Kevin Ross
11:50 Plot tours of small grain variety trials
12:00 CCIA Sponsored LUNCH. Welcome and Introductions (Gail Taylor, Chair, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences; Claudia Carter, Executive Director, California Wheat Commission; Acknowledgement of Retirees)
2022 Small Grains Breeding Programs Field Day
This year the Small Grains Breeding field day will be in the afternoon!
May 17, 2022. Starting 1:30 -3:30. TOUR OF GRAINS BREEDING PLOTS
Departure from Agronomy Head Quarter after BBQ in personal cars to
1:40 – 2: 00. Oswaldo Chicaiza. New wheat varieties.
2:00 – 2:15. Josh Hegarty. New Triticales for forage and human food.
2:15 - 2:25. Gizaw Wolde. Branched spikes.
2:25 – 2:35. Jorge Dubcovsky / Wenjun Zhang. Development of low allergenicity wheat.
2:40 – 2:55. Allison Brown. Barley for feed and forage.
Organic wheat breeding program.
3:00 – 3:10. Nicole Pretini. Malting barleys with reduced Glycosidic Nitrile (GN).
3:10 – 3:30. Alicia del Blanco. New malting barley varieties.
New oat varieties.
Free time to visit research plots and talk with breeders./span>