California wheat crop

Small grain-alfalfa-forage field day is May 11 at UC Davis

The combined small grains and alfalfa/forages field day takes place all day May 11 on the UC Davis farm

Sign-ups are still open for the annual University of California small grains and the alfalfa, forages field day on the UC Farm in Davis.

The small grains field day takes place May 11 from 8:15 a.m. to noon with the alfalfa-forages portion set for 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the same location.

The small grains and wheat portion of the day will include an overview of wheat breeding programs on campus by UC Davis wheat breeder Jorge Dubcovsky. A field tour of common wheat, Durum and triticale varieties is included in the event. Malting barley market prospects and seeding rates in grain sorghum will also be discussed.

The alfalfa and forages portion of the day kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with UCCE Alfalfa Specialist Dan Putnam. A brief discussion on activities by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association will also happen.

Field tours begin at 1 p.m. with discussions on chlorpyrifos, integrated pest management and weed control.

Putnam will also discuss low-lignin alfalfa and the technologies moving this along.

A complementary lunch is sponsored by the California Crop Improvement Association.

PCA and CCA credits are pending.

The event takes place at the UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters, 2400 Hutchinson Dr., Davis. There is no charge to attend the event.

 

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