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SacValley Field Crop Blog

Broomrape in Field Crops


Guest authors Tunyalee Martin, with the UC IPM Program, and Gene Miyao, farm advisor, describe a parasitic plant that has been found in some parts of Yolo County and the Delta. Growers of all annual crops should be on the lookout...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:40 AM
  • Author: Tunyalee Martin
  • Author: Gene Miyao
  • Contributor: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
  • Contributor: Konrad Mathesius
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

Strategies to Avoid and Manage Soil Compaction

Bean field with soil compaction

Soil compaction is often a problem in field crop production and occurs when soil particles are pressed together, reducing available pore space for air and water. About half the soil volume is composed of particles, the other half is soil pores. At field...

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Tags: AgRIC (6), Beans (1), Dry (1), Nutrient Relationships (1), Plant (1), Soil (4), Soil (4), Water (1)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Abiotic disorders to watch for in hybrid sunflower seed production

Sunburn damage to sunflower

Last year, we saw a number of disorders in sunflower that were mainly related to a heat stress by parental line interaction. Despite extensive testing by the USDA and UC ANR for pathogens in many affected sunflower plants, no causal agents were...

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Small Grains and Alfalfa/ Forages Field Day May 17th, 2018

Join us on Thursday May 17th for this year's University of California Small Grains - Alfalfa/ Forages Field Day. The event will take place at the UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters on Hutchison Drive. Registration, parking, and lunch are...

Small Grains and Alfalfa Field Day Agenda
Small Grains and Alfalfa Field Day Agenda

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:49 AM
Tags: agric (6), grower meeting (1)

Clues to Diagnosing Crop Health Issues


With crops being planted in the field, now is a good time to refresh our knowledge of on-farm diagnostics to try to stay ahead of problems. Diagnosing on farm issues requires us to know what normal, healthy crops look like, and to observe in field clues....

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Tags: agric (6)

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