A May 7 California field day will focus on research activities in small grains, alfalfa and biofuels.

It will provide variety-trial results; pest and disease updates; new weed control options; nutrient management studies on wheat; a host of topics on alfalfa; research on using switchgrass as a forage; and information on growing canola, camelina and castor for biofuels. Other topics will discuss innovations in new genetics, variety performance, pest management and irrigation.

The event will be held at the University of California-Davis. It is sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension and California Crop Improvement Association.

There is no cost to attend. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit the UC-Davis alfalfa website