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– News Release –
Wheat Commission to Conduct Grower and Handler Elections


Those on the California Wheat Commission (CWC) are trusted with helping to decide how our organization goes about achieving our Mission.  The Commission is comprised of nice wheat producers, two handlers, two at-large members, and one public member – each with alternates. 


Woodland, CA—In July/August 2019, the California Wheat Commission will conduct district elections for the positions of Commissioner and Alternate Commissioner for three Commission grower districts, as well as Handler 1, and Handler 2 Positions. The wheat grower districts are:

District 2 – Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

District 6 –Fresno county.

District 9 – Imperial, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

new wheat varieties available

uc davis Wheat varieties
Central Red – Hard Red Spring

Available from: Penny Newman Grain and Baglietto Seeds

Desert Gold – Durum

Available from: Rubin Seeds &  Penny Newman Grain

SY Sienna – Hard Red Spring

Hard Red Spring Wheat developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. SY Sienna was derived from a cross between 08W11052 (Madsen/00W880404) and Cal Rojo.  High yield potential with average test weight, good protein, and acceptable end-use quality.  It is a semi-dwarf with plant height similar to Redwing and expressing very good straw strength, medium to late maturity, awed, white chaff and strap head type.  SY Sienna has a good general foliar disease package which includes a resistance reaction to current stripe rust races.  SY Sienna has been in the California Variety Testing program for several years with favorable performance (experimental number 13W00886) and was evaluated very favorable by the California Wheat Quality Council.  SY Sienna has performed very well in the Central Valley and Sacramento area.  SY Sienna will be commercially available fall of 2019 from  Penny Newman Grain and Farmers Grain Elevator.



To learn more about Varieties: WB9350, WB9699, and WB9490. Please click below:


The California Wheat Commission publishes a NEWSLETTER quarterly.
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Collaborators Meeting

Date: Monday, October 14th, 2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
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UC Davis field day

Please mark your calendars for the annual Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day to be held at the University of California, Davis Department of Plant Sciences Field Facility on May 15th, 2019. More details and an agenda will be posted on the UC Small Grains Blog ( in the coming weeks. Hope to see you there!