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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...

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Tags: corn (8), meeting announcement (13)

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...

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:21 AM
Tags: alfalfa (12), cover crops (1), meeting announcement (13), rice (11)

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...

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Rice Production Workshop 2018

UC Cooperative Extension will host a Rice Production Workshop on August 7, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Lundberg Family Farms (5311 Midway, Richvale, CA 95974). The Rice Production Workshop is an in-depth workshop that covers the principles...

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:50 PM
Tags: meeting announcement (13), rice (11)

California Invasive Species Action Week

Fig. 1. Broomrape on tomato.

Last week was California Invasive Species Action Week. Guest authors Tunyalee Martin, with the UC IPM Program, and Gene Miyao, farm advisor, describe a parasitic plant that has been found in the Delta. Help in the fight against invasive species by...

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:36 AM
Tags: broomrape (1), invasives (1), parasite (1), tomato (1)

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