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Russian Wheat Aphid


Russian wheat aphids (RWA) have been sighted in some parts of western Yolo County and the Delta. RWA is an invasive species of aphid that caused a fair amount of consternation when it was introduced in the mid-80's. While some RWA is now common from year...

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2:09 PM
Tags: agric (6)

Reminder: Grower Meeting this Wednesday, February 21st

Rotational Crop Grower Meeting Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland 7:45 a.m.             Registration, Coffee, and Donuts 8:00...

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Have you filled out your Ag Census yet?

Growers, if you have ever wished that there were more resources for the crops you grow in your rotations, take a minute to fill out the Ag Census survey. This is essentially your vote on USDA spending. This is a way for growers to get...

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 11:09 AM
Tags: Ag Census (1), Policy (2), USDA (1)

A Slow Start to Winter Rains: checking your stand before nitrogen topdressing in wheat

Evaluating Wheat Stand

After a dry beginning to the season wheat growers might be trying to decide how to proceed with their nitrogen fertility program. If not irrigated, most wheat planted in the Sacramento Valley during November will likely have been stunted by the...

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: AgRIC (6), fertility (1), nitrogen (2), stand (1), tillering (1), topdressing (1), wheat (4)

Small Grain Variety Trial Results Now Available plus New Tools Available for Seed Selection.

Heat map Grain

Cooler temperatures are indicative that mid-November is approaching fast.  Results from UC's variety trials from the 2016-2017 season are now available here. Growers are encouraged to try out the new variety selection tool developed by the UC...

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:18 PM
Tags: barley (2), tools (1), variety trials (1), Wheat (4)

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