The growth stage of a crop is a critical piece of information for growers and agronomists. For small grain crops like wheat and triticale, many field management decisions are sensitive to the stage of crop development. These include irrigation, fertilizer additions, herbicide and pesticide applications, and harvest timing. In addition, the planting date, the amount and timing of rainfall and/or irrigation, and cumulative seasonal temperatures all impact how rapidly a crop emerges, develops and matures. Because of the extreme variability in winter weather in the state, rates of development for small grain crops in California are not always consistent from year-to-year and farm-to-farm. This can make precision management and planning more...
- Author: Konrad Mathesius
Although much of this year's wheat has been planted, the cost of fertilizer and an unpredictable rainy season mean it's never a bad time to learn more about how to improve nitrogen management in small grains.
Join us for nitrogen management seminars being offered in the northern San Joaquin and the southern Sacramento Valleys. The seminars will cover a range of topics related to the use of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Tool for California Wheat. Lunch will be provided.
Over the years UC agronomists have had considerable success using the Webtool and working with growers to
- Author: Mark E Lundy
If you're planning to attend the World Ag Exp in Tulare this week, be sure to stop by Seminar Trailer 2 between 1-3 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday to catch the UC Dairy Series.
Talks will include presentations on water and nutrient management for forage crops (full agenda here), including information about maximizing water productivity from winter cereals in the face of increasing drought and regulations on water use. This "Water-wise Dairying" session will take place...
- Author: Mark E Lundy
We're off to a good start to the rainfall year! As farmers begin to turn attention to fall-planted small grains, be sure to check out UC's extension resources on the UC Small Grains Research and Information Center and the associated UC Small Grains Blog. Resources include the following:
UC Davis and UC Cooperative Extension are excited to share newly developed tools that optimize nitrogen (N) fertilizer management in wheat and other small grains. The new tools and case studies illustrating how they've been applied in commercial settings will be discussed at an upcoming webinar on 11/4/2021 from 2-4 PM (2 INMP/CURES CEU credits available for those who REGISTER).
These tools are the product of many years of UC research and include an interactive website that provides customized, site-specific nitrogen fertilizer recommendations. Recommendations are based on monitoring of crop health and...