Corn is one of the leading crops in the Delta by acreage. While much of California’s corn is grown for silage, most of the corn grown in the Delta is for grain. My research and extension program provides locally-relevant information to enhance the efficiency, profitability, and stewardship of Delta corn production.
Delta Field Corn Variety Trial
The annual variety trial provides agronomic, disease, and yield information.
Nitrogen Stabilizers in Silage Corn
Nitrogen stabilizers are an example of an enhanced efficiency fertilizer and are used to improve crop performance and nutrient management. This trial evaluated three treatments and a fertilizer-only control for improvements in crop yield and nitrogen uptake.
2018 Nitrogen Stabilizer Report
Seed Treatments for Wireworm Control in Field Corn
Wireworms are a soil-borne pest that are common Delta muck soils. This trial evaluated new and commercial seed treatments for efficacy and crop performance.
2015 Seed Treatment Trial Report
2014 Seed Treatment Trial Report
Sorghum Seeding Rate Trial
During the drought (2012-2016), there was a shift in crop acreage away from grain corn to grain sorghum. Sorghum has similar growth habits as corn and is sometimes grown as a substitute for corn because of its tolerance of drought and low-input conditions.
2016-17 Sorghum Seeding Rate Report
2016 Sorghum Seeding Rate Report