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University of California Research and Information Centers

The University of California Research and Information Centers serve as a focal point for interaction between commodity industries and the research and educational resources of the University of California. They collaborate with researchers and facilitate the distribution of associated knowledge for the benefit of agriculture and for the preservation of natural resources. The Research and Information Centers disseminate information relevant to consumers, growers and processors.

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The Small Grains page of the University of California's website has a wealth of information, including Agronomy Progress reports, a Small Grains Production Manual, Pest Management of Small Grains, Cultivar Descriptions, and Characteristics of California Cultivars.

The Small Grain Production Manual is a 14-part free online publication that presents essential information on producing wheat, barley, oats, triticale, and rye from growth and development through seedbed preparation, fertilization, and irrigation, to pest management, crop rotation, cover cropping, and harvesting and storage. The manual also includes an overview of small grain production in California, as well as a handy troubleshooting guide. Color photographs, drawings, charts, graphs, tables, and references.

Pest Managment of Small Grains is University of California's official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and nonpesticide alternatives for managing pests related to small grains.

The 2015 Agronomy Progress Report is University of California's report of the varietal trials that are planted throughout the state.  The regional testing program is supported in part by funds provided by the California Crop Improvement Association and the California Wheat Commission/UC Discovery Grant. This publication is produced annually and reports on production characteristics, disease susceptibilities and quality evaluations.

The Weed Research and Information Center is an interdisciplinary collaboration that fosters research in weed management and facilitates distribution of associated knowledge for the benefit of agriculture and for the preservation of natural resources.

To see a current list of wheat varietal releases from the University of California, see Wheat Breeder Jorge Dubcovsky's website.