Resources for Small Grain Management: UC Small Grains Blog

May 20, 2020
The annual small grain field day and other field-based activities were cancelled due to COVID-10, so Mark Lundy and colleagues are sharing digital resources related to nitrogen fertilizer management in small grains, small grain variety evaluation, and leaf and canopy meters to measure the N status of crops. Also posted are virtual field tours of small grain variety evaluation plots.

Mexican corn to feed poor nations?

March 31, 2020
Can an ancient corn from Mexico help feed people in developing regions around the world? Allen Van Deynze and other researchers at UC Davis and Northern California, and in Mexico, have been working hard to answer that question.

¿Maíz mexicano para alimentar a los países pobres?

March 31, 2020
¿Maíz mexicano para alimentar a los países pobres? Investigadores estadounidenses y mexicanos buscan una solución alimentaria global. Allen Van Deynze, UC Davis.

CDFA Awards $1.5 Million for Nutrient Management Projects through FREP Grant Program

January 10, 2020
Three from UC Davis — Patrick Brown and Mark Lundy (Plant Sciences) and Thomas Harter (LAWR) — received grants from the CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program. Seven recipients received $1.5 million to improve nitrogen efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, and advance best management practices for fertilizer application in farmlands.

How to Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer on Rice When It Rains During Planting

May 22, 2019
Rain in May, especially in the amounts we have seen this year, is far from ideal for rice growers. It makes establishing seedlings, nitrogen management, and weed control extra challenging. Here are three scenarios and some ideas on how to best manage nitrogen fertilizer.