Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Forage and Agronomic Crops

Comparative Evaluation of Various Gibberellic Acid Inhibitors and Stress Reduction Products to Increase Alfalfa Bloom and Seed Set

Principal Investigator: Michael D. Rethwisch, UCCE Riverside - Palo Verde Valley Office, 760- 921-5064,

This project examines anti-stress and anti-gibberellic acid (GA) products for their efficacy to increase alfalfa seed production.

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Plant growth regulator efficacy against durum wheat crop lodging

Principal Investigator: Oli Bachie, UCCE Imperial County, 442-265-7700,

This project is designed to test lodging and yield enhancement efficacy of two plant growth regulators (both products are in a liquid PGR form) on durum wheat crop under the low desert grower’s cropping practices.


Alternatives to chlorpyrifos for sugarbeet production in the Imperial Valley

Principal Investigator: Stephen Kaffka, UC ANR Specialist, 530-752-8108,

Compare the effects of new, alternative and/or unregistered chemistries with chlorpyrifos on sugarbeets on pests and on crop growth and yields. 


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