The 2014 Central California Spring Small Grain and Forage Field Tours and WSREC Spring Field Day are set for May 1.
Locations and details:
Session One: Thursday, May 1, Small Grain Silage Tour, Milky Way Dairy, north of Visalia 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Directions to Milky Way Dairy: From Hwy 99 take Hwy 198 east 2 miles; exit Plaza Street North; continue North on Plaza as it turns to Road 80; continue north past the county landfill; turn left immediately after crossing St. Johns River and follow the signs.
Focus will be on a large scale replicated study with wheat and triticale grown for silage, small grain weed control. Speakers: Lee Jackson, UC, Janice Cooper (California Wheat Commission), Steve Wright, Alex Souza, Carol Collar and Seed Company Reps.
Complimentary burritos will be served.
Session Two: Westside Research and Extension Station, Five Points, corner of Lassen and Oakland. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. Topics include:
- Wheat Salinity Study, Isabel Alicia del Blanco and Jorge Dubcovsky.
- Wheat Nitrogen Leaf Testing Study, Mark Lundy, Sacramento Valley Farm Advisor.
- Wheat Nitrogen Management, Bob Hutmacher, Steve Wright.
- Small Grain Variety Trials, Disease Resistance Management and Weed Control, Lee Jackson, Jorge Dubcovsky, Janice Cooper (California Wheat Commission), Steve Wright and seed company reps.
Lunch will be served.
An informal tour of the Corcoran Region wheat and triticale trials also will be held.
Directions: Go west on Whitley Ave. to 9th Ave. turn right on 9th Ave. then go back east along the ditch bank to the east end of the wheat field then turn left and go north along the wheat field about 150 feet.