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Common Dry Bean Production in California, Second Edition
For more than 50 years California farmers have been growing common dry beans, a nutritious food source that stores well and grows on a plant that adds nitrogen to the farmer's soil. Learn the basics of dry bean production in this free publication.

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Rice Producers' Guide to Marketing Rice Straw
The burning of rice straw as agricultural waste is under increasing scrutiny, but growers have to get rid of the stuff somehow. Here are a number of alternative uses for rice straw that can transform it from a liability to an income-producing asset.

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Small Grain Production Manual (complete)

This download includes all 14 parts of the Small Grain Production Manual.


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Small Grain Production Pt 1: Importance of Small Grain Crops in California
Part 1 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual gives an overview of the history and current status of small grain production in California.

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Small Grain Production Pt 10: Small Grain Forages
Part 10 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual covers the use of small grains as livestock forage, including choosing among the small grains, harvest stages and methods, and effect of maturity on yield.

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Small Grain Production Pt 11: Small Grain Cover Crops
Part 11 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual discusses the benefits of cover cropping with small grains, including nitrogen interaction, water use, and cultivar selection.

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Small Grain Production Pt 12: Small Grains in Crop Rotations
Part 12 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual gives you information on when, how, and why to include small grains in rotation with crops such as cotton, tomato, potato, and sugar beet.

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Small Grain Production Pt 13: Harvesting and Storage
Part 13 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual provides essential information on harvesting and storage, including direct combining, windrowing, handling and storage facilities, and protecting grain quality from moisture, insects, and mold.

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Small Grain Production Pt 14: Troubleshooting Small Grain Production
Part 14 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual is a detailed guide for troubleshooting a wide variety of problems in your small grain crop, complete with over 40 full-color photographs of symptoms.

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Small Grain Production Pt 2: Growth and Development of Small Grains
Part 2 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual describes the stages of small grain growth, including germination, tillering, vegetative growth, stem elongation, heading, flowering, grain filling, growth habit and yield components.

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Small Grain Production Pt 3: Seedbed Preparation, Sowing, and Residue Mgmt.
Part 3 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual discusses your options in the initial stages of production, including till versus no-till systems, drilling versus broadcast seeding, and sowing depth, rate, and timing.

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Small Grain Production Pt 4: Fertilization
Part 4 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual includes information on soils and fertility, symptoms of nutrient deficiency or toxicity (with full-color photographs), and fertilizer application, timing, and rates.

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Small Grain Production Pt 5: Irrigation and Water Relations
Part 5 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual is a primer on water needs, including moisture requirements at the different stages of production, patterns of water consumption, and irrigation methods and timing.

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Small Grain Production Pt 6: Pest Management -- Diseases
Part 6 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual discusses integrated pest management (IPM) for your crop and provides important information on and full-color photographs of the primary diseases of small grains in California.

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Small Grain Production Pt 7: Pest Management -- Insects
Part 7 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual provides color photographs and discussion of the major insect pests of small grains in California.

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Small Grain Production Pt 8: Pest Management -- Vertebrates
Part 8 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual gives essential information on vertebrate pests, including meadow mice, pocket gophers, rabbits, hares, deer, feral pigs, and waterfowl.

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Small Grain Production Pt 9: Pest Management -- Weeds
Part 9 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual introduces the types of weeds that can be a problem in small grains and discusses their cultural and chemical control.

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