Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties
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Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Agronomy Notes & Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter

Agronomy Notes & Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter

This newsletter is published by Sarah Light. Sarah is the farm advisor for Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Grains, Corn, Sorghum, Barley, Sunflower, Safflower, Oil Seed serving Colusa, Sutter and Yuba.

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Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day - Meeting Agenda (198KB)

UC Cooperative Extension Presents:

Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day

Thursday, December 6th | 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Meridian, CA – Follow signs from the Corner of Moroni Rd & S. Drexler Rd.

(in case of rain, the field day will be held in the UCCE Sutter-Yuba Conference Room at 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City)

Join us as we launch the beginning of a state-wide Healthy Soils projected supported by CDFA.

Topics include: Managing winter cover crops in annual rotations, soil health demonstrations, and measuring changes in soil carbon based on management practices.

For more information contact Sarah Light at 530-822-7515 or

CCA Credits: 1.5 Soil & Water Management

Attached is an agenda for the field day.

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PDF 11/26/18
Sacramento Valley Field Crop Newsletter - Fall, 2018 (643KB)
  • 48th California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium
  • Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day
  • Newly revised UC ANR Cost and Return Study for Hybrid Sunflower Seed Production
  • Newly revised UC IPM Guidelines for Dry Beans
  • Cover Crop Management in Annual Farming Systems
  • New oat hay varieties show disease resistance and frost avoidance
  • Few tips for weed management in Garbanzo beans
  • Species on concern: Herbicide Resistant Italian Ryegrass
  • What to do with those tough-to-control perennial weeds in established alfalfa
PDF 9/28/18
Sacramento Valley Field Crop Newsletter - Summer 2018 (1,209KB)
  • Post emergent weed control management in beans
  • UC Davis Dry Bean Field Day
  • UC IPM Guidelines for Dry Beans and Abiotic Disorders
  • Avoiding and Managing Soil Compaction
  • Cover Crop and Soil Health Project Coming Soon!
  • Spider Mites in Corn
  • Disease issues in garbanzo production
  • New Cost and Return Study for Garbanzo Beans

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PDF 6/13/18
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter - Winter, 2018 (569KB)
  • Managing Weevils in Alfalfa Hay Production
  • Strategies to Reduce Disease on Your Farm
  • Accurate Diagnosis is Necessary for Disease Management
  • Concepts in Soil Nitrate Management in Wheat and Other Winter Grasses
  • Italian Ryegrass Management in Sacramento Valley Wheat
  • Research Update: Preventing Rodent Damage to Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Cracking Clay Soils
  • UC Resources
PDF 2/28/18
Sacramento Valley Agronomy Notes - Fall, 2017 (1,120KB)
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Results: Statewide 2017 Small Grain Variety Trials
  • Southern Blight Cliff Notes - 2017
  • Destroying weed seed at harvest: seed destroying technology to be tested in the Sacramento Valley


PDF 9/28/17
Agronomy Notes - August, 2017 (234KB)
  • New Agronomy Advisor!
  • New UCCE Resources
  • Keep an eye out!
PDF 8/3/17
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