Delta Crops Resource Management
University of California
Delta Crops Resource Management

Welcome! Updates from the Delta Crops Research and Extension Program:

  • 2018 Field Corn Variety Trial Results

    UCCE Delta field corn variety trial.

    Table 1 shows the results of the 2018 UCCE Delta field corn variety trial, located on Tyler Island. Three replicate blocks of fourteen varieties were planted on May 9th by air planter. The fourteen varieties included 12 varieties submitted by seed...

  • 2017-18 Small Grains Variety Trial Results

    2017-18 Delta wheat and triticale variety trial field meeting.

    For the last two years, we have trialed wheat and triticale varieties in the Delta, and we thank the folks on Staten Island for hosting the trial. The Delta location is one in a statewide network of UCCE small grains variety trials. In addition to common...

  • 2018 Corn Field Meeting

    Delta field corn variety trial

    UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10:00am to noon, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The attached version includes a map and directions to the...

  • Upcoming Meetings of Interest

    Mark your calendar with these upcoming meetings brought to you by UC Cooperative Extension, USDA-NRCS, and the California Rice Experiment Station. See the links or attached flyer for more information.   1. UCCE Rice Production...

  • Lima Bean Root and Crown Rot

    Figure 1. Lima bean root and crown rot.

    I visited a lima bean field in the Delta at the beginning of June. The beans were showing what appeared to be dampening off symptoms (Figure 1), and dying plants were leaving large gaps down the rows. The problem was pretty widespread throughout the...


Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Ph.D Farm Advisor


2101 E. Earhart Ave., Ste. 200 Stockton, CA 95206

(209) 953-6100

About Michelle

Michelle grew up on a farm in San Joaquin County. She received her B.S. in Crop Science and Management from U.C. Davis and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Cornell University. At Cornell, her research focused on soil management in apple orchards. As the Delta farm advisor, she serves San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, and Contra Costa counties addressing crop production and water and soil quality.

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