- Author: Mark Lundy
This is a reminder that the annual Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day to be held at the University of California, Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters from 8AM – 4:30PM.
The event showcases UC efforts in breeding and agronomic research related to small grains, alfalfa and forage crops and is one of the longest running field days in the state. The schedule for the day is available here:
- Author: Mark Lundy
Please mark your calendars for the annual Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day to be held at the University of California, Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters from 8AM – 4:30PM. We will send out an agenda closer to the date. We hope to see you there!
The UC Grain Cropping Systems Lab and a cooperating network of UC Cooperative Extension agronomists established fall-planted small grain variety trials across the state of California from October to December 2017. These included: 10 locations with fall-planted common wheat (predominantly hard spring types) and triticale varieties; 5 locations with durum wheat varieties; 5 locations with barley varieties; and 2 locations with winter-type common wheat.
Precipitation has been below average and growing degree days (GDD) have been above average at the fall-planted trial locations during the first 6-8 weeks of growth. To see graphs of the...
The beta version of an interactive webtool for California small grain variety selection is now available on the Small Grains portion of the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center Website:
The tool is designed to help users pinpoint small grain varieties that have performed well in particular regions and environments of California using data from multi-year, multi-location field trials. The main features of the tool are a series of selection menus that interact with a map to give...
Results from the 2016-2017 Fall-planted small grain variety trials throughout California are now available. These include tests of commercial and advanced varieties of common wheat, durum wheat, triticale, and barley, with multi-year productivity, disease and agronomic traits summaries included as well as single-site summaries from all Fall-planted 2017 trials. Results are available on the UC Agronomy Research and Information Center (AgRIC) Small Grains website: