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Educational Materials: Detailed Descriptions

Integrated Pest Management for Small Grains

Published 2000 · Publication 3333 · 126 pages

How to order
List of contents
Addenda Published 6/00

Photo of the book, Integrated Pest Management for Small Grains.

The most comprehensive guide to crop and pest management for wheat, barley, oats, and rye in the west. The manual is clearly and concisely written for growers and pest control professionals.

More than 75 University of California researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists contributed to the information in this manual on growth and production of small grains, as well as managing pests.

More Than 200 Color Photos

More than 200 color photographs and numerous line drawings help identify 100 different pest problems in small grains—including weeds, diseases, insects, nematodes, and vertebrates—as well as the common natural enemies of insects and mites.

In addition to the excellent color photographs, 19 black-and-white photos and 69 line drawings and tables cover such topics as:

  • scheduling management activities
  • identifying important insects and mites
  • surveying for weeds
  • timing herbicide applications
  • disease susceptibility of commonly grown grain varieties
  • seed certification
  • nonchemical seed treatments
  • scheduling planting to reduce root-knot nematode populations
  • identifying growth stages
  • seedbed preparation
  • seeding rates and planting dates
  • taking soil and tissue samples for nutrient analysis
  • fertilizer recommendations
  • irrigation
  • conservation tillage
  • diseases and nematode pests of other crops that are managed by small grain rotations

Beautifully Illustrated

"Beautifully illustrated...the color plates are worth the price alone!"
—CAPCA Newsletter, reviewing the IPM Manuals

How to order

This publication is available from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."

Addenda: An 8-page addenda, published in June 2000, includes updates to 20 pages, 4 tables, and 1 figure. A copy of the addenda is shipped free with each book purchase, or you can download the addenda (PDF) free.

List of Contents

Integrated Pest Management for Small Grains
Growth and Development of Small Grains
  • Growth Requirements · Development (Growth Stages: Germination and Early Seedling Growth, Tillering and Vegetative Growth, Stem Elongation and Heading, Flowering and Grain Filling, Ripeness Stages · Growth Habit · UCWHEAT Growth Model) · Yield Components (Plant Density and Spike Number · Number of Spikelets per Spike · Number of Kernels per Spikelet · Kernel Weight)
Managing Pests in Small Grains
  • Pest Identification · Field Monitoring (Timetable of Management Activities)  · Control Action Guidelines  · Management Methods (Seed Certification · Resistant Cultivars · Cultural Practices: Sanitation, Crop Rotation, Field Preparation, Planting, Irrigation, Fertilization, Harvest, Residue Management · Biological Control · Pesticides: Seed Treatment, Crop Injury, Hazards to Humans, Hazards to Wildlife and Livestock)
  • Management Methods (Crop Rotation · Sanitation · Certified Seed · Field Selection, Preparation, and Planting: Preirrigation, Planting, Fertilizer, Application · Tillage · Harvest · Herbicides) · Monitoring and Identification of Weed Species · Major Weed Species in Small Grains · Perennial Weeds (Johnsongrass · Field Bindweed · Swamp Smartweed · Other Perennial Weeds) · Annual Grasses (Wild Oats · Ripgut Brome · Canarygrass · Italian Ryegrass · Other Annual Grasses) · Annual Broadleaf Weeds (Mustard Family Weeds: Black Mustard, Wild Radish, London Rocket, Shepherdspurse, Tumble Mustard · Borage Family Weeds: Coast Fiddleneck · Sunflower Family Weeds: Annual Sowthistle, Common Groundsel, Prickly Lettuce, Yellow Starthistle, Tarweed · Goosefoot Family Weeds: Common Lambsquarters, Kochia, Fivehook Bassia, Russian Thistle · Other Annual Broadleaf Weeds: Redmaids, Minerslettuce, Chickweed, Corn Spurry, Stickleaf)
  • Field Monitoring and Diagnosis · Prevention and Management (Seed Certification · Resistant · Cultivars · Cultural Practices · Pesticides) · Foliar Diseases (Septoria Leaf Blotch of Wheat · Net Blotch of Barley · Leaf Scald of Barley · Rusts: Stripe Rust, Leaf Rust, Crown Rust, Stem Rust · Barley Yellow Dwarf · Barley Stripe · Powdery Mildew · Bacterial Blights: Bacterial Leaf Streak and Black Chaff, Bacterial Leaf Blight of Wheat, Halo Blight and Strife Blight of Oats · Leaf Blotch of Oats) · Floral Diseases (Smut Diseases: Loose Smut, Black Loose Smut, Covered Smut, Karnal Bunt · Ergot · Black Point) · Root and Crown Diseases (Common Root Rot and Scab · Take-AII) · Abiotic Disorders (Nutrient Deficiencies · Herbicide Injury: Atrazine, Bromoxynil, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Diclofop, Difenzoquat, Paraquat, Phenoxy Herbicides, Napropamide, Pronamide, Trifuralin · Low Temperature Injury · Water Stress)
Insects and Mites
  • Aphids (Description and Biology: Oat Bird-Cherry Aphid, English Grain Aphid, Greenbug, Rose Grass Aphid, Corn Leaf Aphid, Russian Wheat Aphid · Damage · Management: Monitoring and Treatment Guidelines) · Mites · Stinkbugs · Black Grass Bug · Armyworms · Wireworms  · Range Crane Fly · Wheat Stem Maggots
  • Root-Knot Nematodes (Description and Biology · Symptoms and Damage · Management Guidelines: Crop Rotation, Planting Date, Fallow, Resistant Cultivars, Sanitation) · Root-Lesion Nematode · Stem and Bulb Nematode · Cereal Cyst Nematode
  • Pocket Gophers · Ground Squirrels  · Norway Rats  · Meadow Mice  · Rabbits  · Birds (Waterfowl · Blackbirds · Starlings · Horned Larks)
Small Grain Rotations as a Pest Management Tool
  • Soil Structure and Stability  · Water and Nutrients  · Managing Salinity Problems  · Weed Management (Perennial Weeds · Dodder · Annual Broadleaf Weeds: Sunflower Family Weeds, Mustard Family Weeds, Fiddleneck, Goosefoot Family Weeds · Annual Grass Weeds) · Disease Management · Nematode Management · Insect and Mite Management (Diseases and Nematodes Managed with Small Grain Rotations)
Appendix: Nonchemical Seed Treatments for Seedborne Diseases of Small Grains

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