- Author: Konrad Mathesius
- Author: Lynn Sosnoskie
If growers sprayed for Italian ryegrass earlier this year, it might still be worth keeping an eye out for it in fields and field margins.
Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) is an annual grass that can sometimes behave as a biennial or short-lived perennial in California. The species is an upright grass (to about 3 feet in height) that germinates in the late fall and grows vigorously through the winter and early spring. The species can be identified by its dark green, glossy and hairless leaves that are rolled in the bud. Auricles are well-developed and the ligules are long and membranous. Once flowering occurs, ryegrass is easily distinguishable by alternating spikelets that run along the length of the main...
- Author: Sarah Light
We hope you can join us for our field day! Agenda and directions are below. Contact Sarah Light with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 530-822-7515.
Wheat Field Day
Colusa County, CA
Tuesday March 12th, 2019 ~ 8:30-11:00am
8:30 am Registration
- Author: Mark Lundy
After a relatively dry start to the rainfall season from October through early November, rainfall in California since November has been above average. About halfway through the rainy season, year-to-date precipitation totals are approximately 20-30% greater than the 10-year average in the small grain growing regions of California (Figure 1).
Growing degree days (GDD: 86F max; 45F min) for common wheat and other small grains have been accumulating more rapidly than the 10-year average since the middle of November (Figure 2), which has been primarily a function of warmer than average night-time temperatures (Figure 3).
The UC Small Grain Testing Program established small grain variety...
- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
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). The meeting will include presentations on small grains and corn. 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...
- Author: Mark Lundy
- Author: Nicholas Alexander George
- Author: Michael Rodriguez
- Contributor: Ethan McCullough
Results from all fall-planted 2017-2018 UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Testing Program trials are now available on the UC Small Grains website: http://smallgrains.ucanr.edu/Variety/.
These include fall-planted common wheat, durum wheat, triticale and barley trials in Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Imperial Valley locations, and fall-planted winter wheat trials in the Intermountain Region. Results can be accessed as multi-year, multi-site summaries or site-specific summaries on...