- Author: Mark E Lundy
- Author: Micah Levinson
- Contributor: Karla Estrada
- Contributor: Joshua Hegarty
Preliminary grain and forage 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 samples and data are analyzed further. Final/complete results will be available in 6 to 8 weeks.
We appreciate the contributions of collaborators who helped make this year's trial possible!
2023 UC Davis Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
May 11th, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Supported by the California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA)
Department of Plant Sciences Field Facility, UC Davis
(2400 Hutchison Dr, Davis CA 38.5390, -121.7800)
Please join us for upcoming field events hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension:
Nutrient Management Alternatives in Small Grains: Research Updates
4/18/2023 from 8:40 to 10:30
On-farm in Solano County
UC Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
The 2022-23 cropping season got off to a wet start throughout most of California. Across the main small grain growing regions of the state, rainfall is 158% of average to date (Figure 1), with 164% and 197% of average in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, respectively.
Much of this rain came in high volumes over short periods. See for example the seasonal rainfall accumulation for a field in the Yolo County area compared to the historical (Figure 2).
Results for the 2021-2022 fall-planted UC Small Grain Variety Trials are now available at:
Due to changing trends in California small grain production, there is a growing need for information on variety-specific forage biomass productivity. As a result, during the 2021-22 season, we measured forage yields for wheat, triticale, barley and oats at two of our trial locations, in addition to our continuing grain assessments. Both boot-stage and soft-dough stage forage yields were measured, and the resulting summaries are included in the 2022 results under the 'Fall Planted Forage Yield'...