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Small Grain

Summary Exchange information on current and planned research and extension, develop priorities for future research and extension, provide training for farm advisors, and produce needed publications.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Mark Lundy (Chair)
Phone 530-902-7295
Unit: Department of Plant Sciences
Membership List
AES Scientist
Diepenbrock, Christine
  Assistant Professor Plant breeding for nutritional quality
Dubcovsky, Jorge Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor Wheat breeding and genetics
(info only) Ehdaie, Bahman Botany & Plant Sciences
Fox, Glen
  Professor Malting & Brewing Science grain chemistry for malting and brewing and fermentation science; non-invasive technologies for rapid testing
Hegarty, Joshua
  PostDoc Triticale and wheat breeding
(info only) Lukaszewski, Adam Botany & Plant Sciences
  Geneticist, Professor Plant Cytogenetics
(info only) Malkin, Richard
  Professor Emeritus Photosynthesis: energy transduction in biological membranes
(info only) McGuire, Patrick Department of Plant Sciences
  Genetics, genetic resources conservation, conservation biology, conservation genetics
Nelsen, Taylor, cpittelkow
(info only) Qualset, Calvin
  Director Emeritus-Genetic Resources Conservation Program Professor Emeritus Research Professor Agronomy, genetics, quantitative inheritance, plant breeding; plant genetic resources
(info only) Waines, J. Giles Botany & Plant Sciences
  Geneticist Professor Director-Botanic Gardens and Herbarium Cytogenetics, plant breeding and crop evolution-emphasis on wheat, beans,salvia, lilac, delphinium; roots, drought tolerance
CE Advisor
Bachie, Oli Imperial County
  Imperial County Director Agronomy & Weed Management
(info only) Campbell, Marsha
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Field crops
(info only) Canevari, Mick San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Weed Control
Carneiro Galdi, Giuliano Merced County
  Agronomy and Crops Advisor
Clark, Nicholas Kings County
  Agronomy Advisor Agronomic Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management
(info only) Fulton, Allan Glenn County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor emeritus
(info only) Garcia, Emeritus, Sergio San Benito County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus -   Livestock   Range and Natural Resources
Getts, Thomas Lassen County
  Weed Ecology & Cropping Systems Advisor Weed control in wildlands, rangelands, and the forage-based cropping systems of the intermountain region.
Hill, Ryan Tehama County
  Agronomy & Weed Sciences Advisor
Kayad, Ahmed
  Agricultural Engineer Advisor Agricultural Engineering, Precision Agriculture, Farm Machinery, Remote Sensing
Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Crop Production, Soil and Water Resources, the Delta
Light, Sarah Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Agronomy Farm Advisor Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Corn, Sorghum, Sunflower, Safflower, Hemp, Soil Health, Cover Crops, Agronomy, Annual Cropping Systems in the Sacramento Valley.
Marsh, Brian Kern County
  County Director/Farm Advisor Agronomy, cotton, small grains, corn and silage, weed control
Mathesius, Konrad
  Farm Advisor Agronomy: Wheat, Grains, Corn, Barley, Safflower, Soils
(info only) Mutters, Randall Butte County
  Emeritus Farm Advisor Rice, winter cereals, turf
Rethwisch, Michael Riverside County
  Field Crops   University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor   Palo Verde Valley Vegetables Entomology, Agronomy (Crop Production)
Smith, Richard Monterey County
  Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science
Wilson, Rob Intermountain Research & Extension Center
  Farm Advisor Pest managment in vegetable and field crops; Potato variety development; Production of potatoes, onions, peppermint, and small grains
(info only) Wright, Steven Kings County
  Farm Advisor- Tulare and Kings Counties - Emeritus Cotton, small grains, weed control
CE Specialist
Atim, Jackie Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Specialist in Abiotic Stress Abiotic Stress- Sorghum
Bali, Khaled Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Irrigation Water Management Specialist Irrigation and water management, irrigation systems, soil salinity, drainage, infiltration, water quality, TMDL, biosolids
Collar, Carol Veterinary Medicine Extension
  CE Specialist Dairy, livestock and forage
Grettenberger, Ian Entomology (UCD)
  Assistant Specialist in CE Field and vegetable crop IPM, insect ecology
(info only) Jackson, Lee Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Specialist - Small Grains Small Grains; Agronomy; Growth, development and plant breeding of small grains; small grain diseases; pathogen variability host resistance; genetics of host/parasite interaction; integrated pest management;integrated crop management; agricultural systems.
Lemaux, Peggy Plant & Microbial Biology
  Professor of Cooperative Extension Research interests focus on using 'omic technologies to understand interactions between plants, microbes and the environment. Efforts specifically focus on understanding abiotic and biotic stresses and carbonsequestration to combate climate change. Outreach efforts focus on communicating about food, agriculture and modern genetic technologies.
Lundy, Mark Department of Plant Sciences
  Associate CE Specialist Grain Cropping Systems, resource use efficiency, integrating technology into production practices, nitrogen and carbon cycling in crop-soil systems, genotype x environment x management interactions, phenotyping, remote/proximal sensing technologies
Mitchell, Jeffrey Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Cropping Systems Specialist Vegetable cropping systems, irrigation management, soil quality, organic soil amendments, extension models, postharvest physiology
Swett, Cassandra Plant Pathology - CAES
  CE Specialist Vegetable and field crop pathology
(info only) Stewart, Robert Department of Plant Sciences
  Program Advisor Seed Certification
Membership Totals
Number of Members41
ANR Members40
Info Only14
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