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Delta Crops Report

Information and meeting notices from the Delta Crops Resource Management farm advisor.

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2019 SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting (119KB)

UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

The agenda is attached at the bottom of this post, and is as follows:

8:00am     Doors Open and Sign In

8:15am     Nitrogen Stabilizers in Silage Corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties

8:45am     Measuring the Interaction between N Demand and Water Use in Irrigated Corn, Mark Lundy, UC Davis

9:15am     Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner

9:30am     Fish Friendly Farming Program for the Delta, Laurel Marcus, California Land Stewardship Institute

9:45am     Break

10:00am   Agronomic Strategies to Improve Alfalfa Pest Management, Dan Putnam, UC Davis

10:30am   Opportunities for Automation and Optimization of Surface Irrigation Systems, Khaled Bali, UCCE, Kearney Research and Extension Center

11:00am   Italian Ryegrass Management in California Wheat Cropping Systems, Mariano Galla, UCCE, Glenn/Butte/Tehama Counties

11:30am   Managing for Soil Health and Soil Salinity, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties

12:00pm   Evaluations and Adjourn

We have submitted applications for continuing education for pesticide licensing and certified crop advisors. We have also submitted an application for nitrogen management continuing education, which would help to satisfy growers' continuing education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program. Applications are pending.

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PDF 12/10/18
2018 Corn Field Meeting (550KB)

Please pardon that this message is being resent. There was an error in the previous message, sent yesterday. 

UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on THURSDAY, October 18, 2018, from 10:00am to noon, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below, and there is a link to the flyer below which provides a map to the field location. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!

 

Agenda:

10:00am         Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results

                      Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta

10:15am         Variety traits for the Delta

                      Seed company representatives

10:30am         N stabilizer product trial in silage corn

                      Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta

10:45am         Measuring the interaction between N demand and water use in

                      irrigated corn

                      Taylor Becker and Mark Lundy, UC Davis

11:00am         Viewing of field plots

PDF 10/2/18
Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting (404KB)

UC Cooperative Extension will host a Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 9:30am to noon, on Staten Island in the San Joaquin County Delta. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The attached version includes a map and directions. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!

 

9:30am       Meet at Staten Island grain silos to caravan to field trial location 

10:00am     Welcome and Meeting Overview

                  Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE, San Joaquin County

                  Dawit Zeleke, Conservation Farms and Ranches

10:15am     Small Grains Variety Testing – Statewide and Delta Trials

                  Mark Lundy, UC Davis

10:30am     Soil Nitrate Quick Test Demonstration

                  Mark Lundy, UC Davis

10:45am     Introduction to Cover Cropping Project (funded by CDFA Healthy Soils Program)

                  Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE, San Joaquin County

11:00am     Cover Crop Trial Results

                  Valerie Bullard, USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center

11:15am     Demonstrations and Evidence – Why the Hype Over Soil Health Really Matters

                  Jeff Mitchell, UC Davis

11:30am     Walk through small grains trial, participate in soil health demonstrations

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PDF 5/14/18
2018 SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting (344KB)

UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E.Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). 

The agenda is as follows:

8:00am      Doors Open, Sign In, and Welcome

8:15am      Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner

8:30am      Sorghum Seeding Rates for Optimum Productivity, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties

9:00am      Alfalfa Weevil Management, Rachael Long, UCCE, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties

9:30am      Lygus Management in Dry Beans, Rachael Long, UCCE, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties

10:00am    Break

10:15am    California Farmers' Voices on Nitrogen Management, Jessica Rudnick, UC Davis

10:45am    Managing Weeds in Agronomic Crop Rotations, Kurt Hembree, UCCE, Fresno County

11:15am    Tools for Selecting Small Grain Varieties from UCCE Statewide Trials, Mark Lundy, UC Davis

11:45am    Evaluations

12:00pm    Lunch – Please RSVP

New this year, we will offer a burrito lunch. Please RSVP for the lunch by calling 209-953-6100 or by emailing cesanjoaquin@ucdavis.edu. (If you email us, please indicate your first and last names, how many people you are RSVPing for, and whether any of those people are vegetarian.) Those who RSVP will receive a lunch ticket when they arrive at the meeting. Due to budgetary considerations, we cannot guarantee a lunch to those who do not RSVP.

From 12:00-12:30pm, we will hold a focus group meeting for growers to provide input on practices that improve nitrogen management. The i

PDF 12/11/17
Delta Corn and Sorghum Field Meeting (551KB)

The UC Cooperative Extension Delta Corn and Sorghum Field Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 10:00am to noon, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda, including map to the field site, are attached. The program will include brief presentations on corn and sorghum trials, with time to view the corn variety trial and sorghum seeding rate trial. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits. RSVP is not required.

We have updated this mailing list to include subscribers of Delta meeting notices and field crops meeting notices. If you no longer wish to receive messages on topics related to Delta or field crops research and extension, you may unsubscribe using the link below. 

Also, consider subscribing to my SJC and Delta field crops blog, where I post meeting notices, research reports, and notes from the field. The blog is available from here.

Thank you for your interest in UC Cooperative Extension programs, and hope to see you at the meeting on October 11th!

PDF 9/18/17
2017 SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting (342KB)
  • Sorghum Seeding Rates for Optimum Productivity
  • New Pest Advisory: Sugarcane Aphid in California Sorghum
  • The Do's ad Don'ts of Planting Grain and Forage Sorghum
  • Update on New Herbicide Options for Established Alfalfa
  • Tools for Selecting Small Grain Varieties from UCCE Statewide Trials
  • Comparing Methods for Estimating Crop Consumptive Water Use in the Delta: Background and Preliminary Results
  • Nitrogen Mineralization in Soils from the Delta and the Valley
  • Managing Gophers in Alfalfa Fields
PDF 12/28/16
CA Delta Conservation Tillage/Soil Health Meeting Notice (580KB)

July 1, 2015,   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sacramento County Ag Commissioner's Office in Walnut Grove
14177 Market Street, Walnut Grove, CA 

You are invited to attend a grower focus group meeting to discuss conservation tillage and soil health in the Delta.  The meeting is jointly organized by Chris Davis (USDA-NRCS, Sacramento County) and Michelle Leinfelder-Miles (UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County).  

Please mark your  calendars and

RSVP by June 29th at noon to 
Michelle (209) 953-6120  or mmleinfeldermiles@ucanr.edu

Light refreshments will be provided.

PDF 6/19/15
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