Welcome to the Grains Crop Team

Our Grain Crop Team is available for members to join. We look forward to connecting with you.

Recent Alerts

Chlorpyrifos Updates

On May 8th, the EPA was ordered to ban the use of Chlorpyrifos in California. It is important to note that during the process it is important to know that the permit conditions from Fall of 2018 will be permissible until the cancellation is complete. PCAs are encouraged to get involved in the process of […]

ADIVSER Article: Armyworm

In the June 2018 Adviser Magazine, we had an article about management on the Armyworm in Rice.  We wanted to make that available for our Grains Crop Team. The Article in PDF form can be found Below. Armyworm Article

Time to start scouting for Weedy Rice

Now that clean up herbicide applications are finishing, it is a good time to start thinking about weedy rice. If your field has a history of weedy rice, start scouting for watergrass-looking weeds. Check patches of surviving grass. If the plants have no ligule, they are watergrass. If a ligule is present, they are rice […]

Armyworm: Track and Trap more important than ever

  Luis Espino has provided an excellent update to monitoring the spread of Armyworm. Except for a couple of locations in northern Glenn County, the number of moths trapped per day increased. Numbers were quite high in the traps at Hwy 45 and White Rd in southern Colusa County, Pelger and Knights Roads in Sutter […]

Additional Resources


Areawide Monitoring of Armyworms in Rice

Weedy Rice in California: Where Does It Come From and What Can We Do About It?


UC Pest Management Guidelines: Small Grains

UC Pest Management Guidelines: Small Grains
• Cultivar characteristics and disease susceptibilities for barley, oat, wheat and triticale

Understanding Pesticide Labels for Making Pesticide Applications

Understanding Pesticide Labels for Making Pesticide Applications card set PDF in English and Spanish, plus other pesticide safety resources

Agricultural Videos

Agricultural videos—in particular:
• Year-round IPM programs: Video tour
• Setting a Macabee gopher trap
• Trap placement for pocket gophers

Online Training

Online training (*with continuing education units)
• Moving beyond pesticides
• Pesticide application equipment/calibration*
• Pesticide resistance*

Online training (some with continuing education units) on pesticide application equipment/calibration and pesticide resistance

UC ANR Blogs

UC ANR blogs—in particular:
• IPM in Field Crops
• UC Rice Blog
• UC Weed Science

UC ANR Twitter