- Author: Mark Lundy
- Author: Taylor Nelsen
- Author: Ethan McCullough
- Contributor: Sarah Light
Results for the 2018-2019 fall planted UC Statewide Small Grain Variety Trials are now available at:
Results can be viewed within an interactive environment that summarizes small grain varieties by crop type across multiple locations and season:
UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, from 10:00-11:30am, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. In addition to providing information on the annual corn variety trial, this year's agenda includes presentations on nitrogen management for the upcoming small grains season. The attached version of the agenda includes a map and directions to the field site. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!
10:00am Field corn...
UC Cooperative Extension will host a Soil Health and Cover Cropping Field Meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 10:00am to noon, on Staten Island in the San Joaquin County Delta. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The meeting will begin with a few presentations at the Staten Island grain silos, on the north end of the island, before showcasing the warm-season legume cover crop that is grown between winter small grains. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!
10:00am Welcome, Introductions, and Project Overview
Preliminary grain yield results for our fall-planted common wheat, triticale, durum wheat and barley trials are now available on the UC Small Grains Research and Information Center website:
The results are preliminary and may change as...
We are getting prepared for our second year of a three-year project evaluating a warm-season legume cover crop between winter small grain crops. We are conducting the trial in a commercial field on Staten Island in the Delta. We are comparing soil health characteristics, greenhouse gas emissions, and grain yields between the cover crop treatment and the standard dry fallow. While cover cropping, particularly in the warm-season, is not a typical management practice in the annual crop rotations of the Delta, it is a management practice identified in the Healthy Soils Program of the California Department of Food and Agriculture as having the potential to improve soil...