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Agronomy Notes

Information on alfalfa, small grains, oil seeds, and other misc. agronomic crops.

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Sacramento Valley Field Crop Newsletter

    In this issue:

  • New Soil Health YouTube Channel
  • Western Cover Crop Survey
PDF 5/19/20
Meetings Postponed

As of 3/15 all UC Cooperative Extension events that are scheduled through April 3rd will be postponed. This includes:

-3/17: Healthy Soils and Cover Crop Field Day

-3/34:  Soil, Water, and Pest  management Training for Field Workers in Spanish

-3/31:  Workshop: Winter Nitrogen Management in Wheat

I will be rescheduling these events as I am able, or will provide access to the information to be presented  through other means.  In the meantime, I am available to discuss  questions related  to these projects.  Please contact me (selight@ucanr.edu) directly if you would like more information.

Thank you for your understanding. 

Sarah Light

Agronomy Advisor

PDF 3/16/20
Healthy Soils and Cover Crop Meeting Reminder

Healthy Soils and Cover Crop Field Day

March 17, 2020

8:30am-11:00am

See attached for full agenda.

If questions please contact Amber Vinchesi (acvinchesi@ucanr.edu) 530-458-0575 or Sarah Light (selight@ucanr.edu) 822-7515.

PDF 3/13/20
Sacramento Valley Field Crop Newsletter

2020 Field Meetings Announcement

  • March 17 - Healthy Soils and Cover Crops Field Day, Meridian
  • March 24 - Soil, Water, and Pest Management Training for Field Workers in Spanish, Sutter County Ag Building, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City
  • March 31 - Workshop: Winter Nitrogen, Intersection of County Rd 86 and 14, Esparto
PDF 3/9/20
Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting

Reminder! Meeting coming next Wednesday!

Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting

Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City

Wednesday, February 19th, 8:45 a.m.-noon

PCA and Private Applicator Credit - 1 hour approved

CCA Credit - 3 hours approved

Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credit - 1 hour approved

See attached for full agenda!

PDF 2/13/20
Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting

Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting
Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 8:45am - Noon

8:45 am Coffee and Registration
8:55 am Welcome
Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties
Healthy Soils
9:00 am CDFA Healthy Soils Program Overview, 2020 Funding, and UC Technical Assistance
Emily Lovell and Dana Brady, UCCE Climate Smart Agriculture Program Specialists
Update on UCCE Healthy Soils Projects in the Region
Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties
Nitrogen Availability from Soil Organic Matter and Organic Amendments
Daniel Geisseler, UCCE Nutrient Management Specialist
Soil Health Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations
Nicole Tautges, Chief Scientist, Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Facility
10:20 am Break
Pest Management
10:30 am Agronomic strategies to improve pest management in field crops
Rachael Long, UCCE Farm Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, Solano Counties
Laws and Regs
11:00 am Regulatory Update: Top 10 Violations
Scott Bowden, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County

Hemp
11:30 am Sutter County Hemp Update
Nicolas Oliver, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County
UC Hemp Research Update
Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties
12:00 am Evaluation and Adjourn


Meeting Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties
Co-Sponsored by: Sutter County Agricultural Department
PCA and Private Applicator Credit—1.25 hours pending
CCA Credit—3 hours pending
Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credit—1 hour pending


Our programs are open to all potential participants.&

PDF 1/21/20
Sacramento Valley Field Crop Newsletter
  • Save the Date! Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting, Feb. 19th
  • Organic Amendment Management
  • Using Compost
  • Cool beans!
  • Alfalfa Hay
  • Upcoming Meeting
PDF 12/17/19
Reminder: Healthy Soils Field Day & Equipment Showcase coming up Nov. 6th!

Reminder-

Healthy Soils Field Day and Equipment Showcase

Meridian, CA

November 6, 2019 - 8:30am - 11:00am

Please see attached for full agenda and directions.

PDF 10/31/19
Healthy Soils Field Day and Equipment Showcase

Healthy Soils Field Day and Equipment Showcase

November 6, 2019 | 8:30 - 11:00 am

Meridian, CA

 

  • 8:30 am    Coffee and Registration
  • 9:00 am    Welcome and Project Overview
  • 9:15 am   Lightning Talks ~ Brief Presentation on soil health-related work in region
  • 9:45 am   Equipment Showcase and Cover Crop Management: What's worked. What hasn't.
  • 10:15 am   Equipment Viewing and Discussion
  • 10:45 am   Wrap up and evaluations

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Light at selight@ucanr.edu or Amber Vinchesi-Vahl at acvinchesi@ucanr.edu.

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PDF 10/16/19
UCCE Events Next Week: Wheat Field Day and Spanish Language Training for Field Workers

Included in this email:

  • Wheat Field Day agenda

**Wheat Field Day has received approval for both CURES Nitrogen Management Plan and CCA credits.

  • Soil, Water, and Pest Management Training for Field Workers in Spanish meeting
PDF 3/7/19
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter & Wheat Field Day

¨ Wheat Field Day

¨ Good luck to Mariano Galla!

¨ Meeting announcements

¨ New restrictions for chlorpyrifos (e.g. Lorsban) use in alfalfa in California

¨ Spotlight on UC Cooperative Extension Resources

¨ With SWEEP and HSP Grant deadlines approaching, help is available

¨ Soil Sampling: A Review and Resources

¨ Weed control in dry bean production

¨ Vegetated filter strips for water quality protection on farms

 

PDF 2/22/19
Wheat Field Day and Spanish Language Training for Field Workers

SAVE THE DATE

  • Join Us For a Wheat Field Day in Colusa County

Tuesday, March 12th, 9am - 11am.

Topics include: Small Grains Variety Testing and Resources, Optimizing Nitrogen Management in Small Grains and Soil Nitrate Quick Test Demo

  • Soil, Water, and Pest Management Training for Field Workers in Spanish

Thursday, March 14th, 8am-12pm program; 12pm lunch, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City.

UCCE will be providing a free, half day technical training in Spanish for field workers.

Topics will include: Integrated Pest Management, Avoiding pesticide resistance, Soil fertility and soil management and Plant, soil, and water dynamics. The focus of the training will be on agronomic crops, but everyone is welcome!

Any questions contact Sarah Light, Agronomy Advisor at selight@ucanr.edu or (530) 822-7515. 

PDF 2/14/19
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter Fall 2018
  • 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 of concern: Herbicide Resistant Italian Ryegrass
  • What to do with those tough-to-control perennial weeds in established alfalfa

 

PDF 10/8/18
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter
  • Post emergent weed control management in beans
  • UC Dry Bean Field Day, August 23rd
  • 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
PDF 6/29/18
New Vegetable Crops Advisor PDF 6/24/16
Tomato Meeting Announcement

South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting

Thursday, January 7, 2016

8 am - noon

Woodland Community Center

PDF 12/21/15
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter
  • Tomato Production Meeting Recap
  • New Position Announced for the Sacramento Valley
  • Notes on Current Wheat Crop
  • Meeting Announcements
  • Crop Pollination Workshop

 

 

PDF 1/26/15
Tomato Meeting Announcement

South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2015

8am-noon

Woodland Community Center

PDF 12/22/14
Grower Ag Meeting Reminder for 12-10-14

REMINDER:

2014 Grower Meeting

Wednesday, December 10, 8am-12noon

Colusa Fairgrounds, Festival Hall

1303 10th Street, Colusa

Continuing Education Hours - 3 laws and reg, .5 other

PDF 12/9/14
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Fall 2014 Newsletter PDF 10/10/14
Sac Valley Field Crops Summer 2014 Newsletter PDF 8/11/14
May 8th is Be A Scientist Day PDF 5/7/14
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter, Spring 2014

Drought impacts on salinity, nitrogen management

PDF 4/16/14
Sacramento Valley Field Crops Newsletter, Winter 2014

A new year and a new farm advisor in Colusa-Sutter-Yuba!

PDF 1/15/14
Tomato Production Meeting, 1/9/14 8:00-12:00 in Woodland

The South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting will be held tomorrow, 1/9/2014 from 8AM to 12 noon at the Woodland Community Center (2001 East St., Woodland 95776).

The agenda is attached along with PCA/CCA credit information.

PDF 1/8/14
November 2009 PDF 11/20/09
October 2009 Guidelines for stripe rust management in wheat, Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference information and registration form PDF 10/19/09
December 2007 PDF 12/1/08
October 2006 PDF 3/3/09
March 2003 How to determine the need to fertilize alfalfa and field day announcements for UCD Small Grains and Alfalfa/Forages field days on May 7th. PDF 12/7/10