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Sacramento Valley Field Crops

  • SJV Mohawk PeteGoodell
    Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Virtual Field Day: September 23, 2020

    SIGN UP TODAY! Date: September 23, 2020 Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Zoom Meeting Registration: Click here to register. Registration fee: $9.23 What: UC Cooperative Extension will provide updates on applied...

    By Nicholas Clark
    Author - Assistant CE Advisor
  • Seminars
    UCCE Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Continuing Education Seminars

    University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba-Colusa is holding a series of webinars in September and October to provide research updates on some of the major crops in the Sacramento Valley. The classes are relevant to...

    By Sarah Light
    Author - Area CE Agronomy Advisor
  • Soil Health Connection

    UC Cooperative Extension and Colusa RCD Launch Soil Health Connection  University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative...

    By Sarah Light
    Author - Area CE Agronomy Advisor
    By Helaine Berris
  • Figure 3. Bean plant with poor pod set. The arrows indicate where flowers did not set pods. The pictured, opened pod shows no lygus stings, suggesting that heat (and not lygus) caused poor pod set at this field.
    Lima Bean Heat Stress

    Last week, I visited a baby lima field in the southwest part of San Joaquin County that had overall poor pod set. Pods were filling lower in the canopy, but flowers had not set higher on the plants. The field, which was planted in late-June/early-July...

    By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
    Author - Farm Advisor
    By Rachael Freeman Long
    Author - Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
  • Garbanzo seed pods damaged by California ground squirrels.
    Ground squirrel damage to garbanzo bean pods

    Have you ever wondered about this damage to garbanzo beans where there's a hole clipped in the pod and the seed is missing (see photo)? In this case, the damage is from pesky ground squirrels that were foraging in and around our garbanzo research plots...

    By Rachael Freeman Long
    Author - Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management

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The Soil Health Connection


Episode 14 - Jessica Chiartas, Soil Biogeochemist

Episode 13 - Tom Johnson, Agronomist-Kamprath Seed

Episode 12 - Jim Pingrey, Crop Consultant and Pest Control Advisor


Sarah Light, Area CE Agronomy Advisor

Sarah 2020

142A Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95991

(530) 822-7515 selight@ucanr.edu 

About Sarah

Sarah has been serving as the Agronomy Advisor in Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa Counties since 2017. She has a B.A. in Latin American Studies, a dual M.S. in Soil Science and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University, and is fluent in Spanish.

Follow Sarah on Instagram @sacvalleyagronomist