Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rachael Freeman Long

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Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
Cooperative Extension Yolo County
70 Cottonwood Street
Left Side Of Building
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 666-8734
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Also in:
Sacramento County
Solano County

Education

MS Entomology, Entomology. 1987

Specialty

Pest management, agronomy, dry beans, alfalfa, water quality, oil seed crops

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Morandin, L.; Long, R., et al. (2014). "Cost benefit analysis of hedgerow restoration in intensive agricultural landscapes." Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
  • Morandin, L.; Long, R., et al. (2014). "Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects and pest control on adjacent tomato fields in an intensive agricultural landscape." Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R., et al. (2014). Indirect effects of field management on pollination service and seed set in hybrid onion seed production.
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R., et al. (2013). "Insecticide use in hybrid onion seed production effects pre and post-pollination processes." Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Long, R.; Temple, S., et al. (2013). Lima bean production in California. UC ANR Publication. 8505
  • Voss, R.; Murray, M., et al. (2013). Onion seed production in California. UC ANR Publication. 8008
  • Prichard, T.; Schwankl, L., et al. (2011). Controlling offsite movement of agricultural chemical residues: Alfalfa. UC ANR Publication. 8459
  • Morandin, L.; Long, R., et al. (2011). "Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects on farms in California’s Central Valley." California Agriculture 65(4): 197-201.
  • Long, R.; Morandin, L. (2011). "Low hybrid onion seed yields relate to honey bee visits and insecticide applications." California Agriculture 65(3): 155-158.
  • Long, R.; Temple, S., et al. (2010). Common dry bean production in California, second edition. UC ANR Publication. 8402
  • Long, R.; Anderson, J. (2010). Establishing hedgerows on farms in California. UC ANR Publication. 8390
  • Long, R.; Hanson, B., et al. (2010). "Mitigation techniques reduce sediment in runoff from furrow-irrigated cropland." California Agriculture 64(3): 135-140.
  • Long, R.; Fulton, A., et al. (2010). Protecting surface water from sediment-associated pesticides in furrow-irrigated fields. UC ANR Publication. 8403
  • Long, R.; Meyer, R., et al. (2008). Producing alfalfa hay organically. Irrigated Alfalfa Production Manual. UC ANR. 3512
  • Tietje, W.; Heaton, E., et al. (2008). Songbird, owl, and bat boxes. UC ANR Publication. 21636
  • Summers, C.; Godfrey, L., et al. (2006). UC IPM Guidelines for Alfalfa, Insects and Mites. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Kiser, W., et al. (2006). "Well-placed bat houses can attract bats to Central Valley farms." California Agriculture 60(2): 91-94.
  • Long, R.; Gan, J., et al. (2005). Pesticide Choice: Best Management Practice (BMP) for protecting surface water quality in agriculture. UC ANR Publication. 8161
  • Long, R.; Kimball, M., et al. (2003). Establishing a hedgerow. UC ANR Publication. V02-A
  • Ehler, L.; Pease, C., et al. (2003). "Farmscape ecology of a native stinkbug in the Sacramento Valley." Fremontia 30: 3-4.
  • Long, R.; Nett, M., et al. (2002). "Insecticide choice for alfalfa may protect water quality." California Agriculture 56(5): 163-169.
  • Putnam, D.; Long, R., et al. (2001). "Effect of overseeding forages into alfalfa on alfalfa weevil, forage yield and quality." Journal Agronomy & Crop Science 187: 75-81.
  • Canevari, W.; Putnam, D., et al. (2000). Overseeding and Companion Cropping in Alfalfa. UC ANR Publication. 21594
  • Long, R.; Simpson, T., et al. (1998). "Bats feed on crop pests in Sacramento Valley." California Agriculture 52(1): 8-10.
  • Long, R.; Corbett, A., et al. (1998). "Movement of beneficial insects from flowering plants to associated crops." California Agriculture 52(5): 23-26.
  • Ehler, L.; Long, R., et al. (1997). "Potential for augmentative biological control of black bean aphid in California sugar beet." Entomophaga 42(1): 241-256.
  • Lanini, W.; Freeman Long, R., et al. (1996). "Pre-emergence herbicides have little effect on vigor of perennial grasses." California Agriculture 50(5): 38-41.
  • Hoffman, M.; Kirkwyland, J., et al. (1995). "Field tests with kairomone-baited trap for cucumber beetles and corn rootworms in cucurbits." Environmental Entomology 25(5): 1173-1181.
  • Welter, S.; Freeman, R., et al. (1991). "Recovery of “Zinfandel” grapevines from feeding damage by Willamette spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae): Implications for economic injury level studies." Environmental Entomology 20(1): 104-109.
  • Freeman, R.; Carey, J. (1990). "Interaction of host stimuli in the ovipositional response of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)." Environmental Entomology 19(4): 1075-1080.
  • Van Steenwyk, R.; Havens, D., et al. (1990). "Trap improvement studies for two vectors of western X-disease: Colladonus montanus and Fieberiella florii (Homoptera: Cicalellids)." Journal of Economic Entomology 83: 2279-2283.
  • Welter, S.; Farnham, D., et al. (1989). "Willamette mite and Pacific spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on grape gas exchange." Environmental Entomology 18(6): 953-957.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Long, R.; Orloff, S. (2014). Alfalfa’s resilience to drought. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R., et al. (2014). Best management practices for hybrid onion seed production to improve crop sustainability in California. California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board Annual Report.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2014). California’s drought is shaping up to have large impacts on forages. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2013). Alfalfa benefit wildlife and the environment in addition to its economic value. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2013). Beneficial insects thrive in hedgerows on Central Valley farms, case study. Beneficial insect habitat planning: Providing habitat for predators and parasitoids of crop pests. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
  • Long, R. (2013). Crop pollination meeting, alfalfa symposium, hedgerows and DPR grant, Small Grains production, Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB). Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Morandin, L., et al. (2013). Effects of hedgerow restoration on natural enemies, pests, and pest control in intensive agricultural landscapes. UC ANR Statewide Conference, Ontario, CA,
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2013). Ground mealybug, a hidden pest of alfalfa. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Godfrey, L.; Goodell, P., et al. (2013). Insect pest management issues in alfalfa—challenges and question. California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium, Reno, NV, UCCE Agronomy Research and Extension Center, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Godfrey, L.; Long, R. (2013). Is your hay biting you? Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Ottman, M.; Putnam, D., et al. (2013). Long term trends and the future of the alfalfa and forage industry. California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium, Reno, NV, UCCE Agronomy Research and Extension Center, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Long, R. (2013). Managing weevils in alfalfa hay production. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2013). Molybdenum deficiency in alfalfa production. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2013). Pesticides, water quality, and alfalfa production. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2013). Pyrethroid monitoring in alfalfa fields in Solano County. Dixon RCD report.: 1.
  • Long, R.; Orloff, S., et al. (2013). Sample costs to produce organic alfalfa hay in California. UCCE.
  • Long, R.; Doran, M. (2013). Sheeping off alfalfa fields adds conservation value. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Meyer, R. (2013). Sidedress nitrogen management in lima beans. Western Nutrient Management Conference, Reno, NV,
  • Long, R. (2013). Sunflower seeds are boosting California’s ag economy. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2013). UC Field Day showcases California’s dry-bean research advancements. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2013). UCCE Updates (MCP, Fruit and Nut Crop Advisor and Small Farms Advisor). Small grains and alfalfa field day and garbanzo field day. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2013). UCCE updates (MCP, onion seed production, hedgerows and DPR grant, dry bean field day, alfalfa symposium, alfalfa blog, alfalfa varieties, straw itch mite. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2013). What to do when alfalfa stem nematode rears its ugly little head. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2013). When is nitrogen fertilization of alfalfa beneficial? Almost never! Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Temple, S.; Gepts, P., et al. (2012). 2011 UC Davis Grain Legume Improvement and Statwide Support Activities. UC 2011 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.
  • Gepts, P.; Palkovic, A., et al. (2012). 2012 UC Davis Grain Legume Improvement and Statewide Support Activities. UC 2014 Dry Bean Research Progress Report. Dinuba, CA, California Dry Bean Advisory Board.
  • Long, R. (2012). Alfalfa symposium, alfalfa hopper control, oat hay cost of production study, overseeding publication. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • White, H.; Long, R., et al. (2012). Avian use of hedgerows and adjacent crops in Central California agricultural landscapes. Ecesis Newsletter. California Society for Ecological Restoration.
  • White, H.; Long, R. (2012). Avian use of hedgerows and adjacent crops in Central California agricultural landscapes. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR,
  • Long, R. (2012). Bats pack a punch for pest control. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Gillespie, S.; Williams, W., et al. (2012). Best management practices for hybrid onion seed production to improve crop sustainability in California. California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board Annual Report.: 5.
  • Long, R. (2012). Carpenter Bees, bee-ing important pollinators. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2012). Dry Bean Field Day meeting announcement. Pest Control Notes.: 1.
  • Long, R.; Granka, J. (2012). Hedgerow project may help farmers pollinate fields. Sacramento Bee.
  • Long, R.; Morandin, L. (2012). Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects on farms in California’s Central Valley. SERCAL (Calif Soc for Ecological Restoration) Conference, Davis, CA,
  • Long, R. (2012). Hedgerows enhance bird abundance and diversity on farms. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • White, H.; Long, R. (2012). If you plant it they will come: Avian use of hedgerows in Central California agricultural landscapes. SERCAL (Calif Soc for Ecological Restoration) Conference, Davis, CA,
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R., et al. (2012). Insecticide use and pollination in hybrid onion seed set. Technical report for the garlic and onion advisory board.: 8.
  • Long, R. (2012). Kidney Seed Treatment Trials. Technical Report. Syngenta.: 5.
  • Long, R. (2012). Meeting announcement. Garbanzo Field Day, UC Davis. Pest Control Notes.: 1.
  • Long, R. (2012). Meeting announcements (alfalfa and small grains field day, alfalfa and forage pest update (greenbug aphid, stem nematode, downy mildew, common leafspot, fiddleneck control), onion seed production, lygus control in lima beans. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2012). Meeting announcements (alfalfa symposium, conservation tillage, and UCD dry bean production field day), alfalfa nutrient management, cost of production studies. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2012). Meeting announcements (hedgerow, pollination workshops), Lygus management in dry beans, onion seed production, hedgerow benefits with birds, pollinators, and natural enemies. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Meyer, R. (2012). Nitrogen management in baby dry lima beans. UC 2013 Dry Bean Research Progress Report. Dinuba, CA, California Dry Bean Advisory Board.: 38-41.
  • Long, R. (2012). Plant Growth Regulator Trials. Technical Report. Stoller USA.: 10.
  • Godfrey, L.; Long, R. (2012). Producing alfalfa from A to Z: When minor occasional pests become important. California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium, Sacramento, CA, UCCE Agronomy Research and Extension Center, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Godfrey, L.; Long, R., et al. (2012). Refined management of Lygus bugs in baby lima bean. UC 2011 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 14.
  • Godfrey, L.; Long, R., et al. (2012). Refined Management of Western Tarnished Plant Bugs in Baby Lima Beans. 3rd International Lygus Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ,
  • Long, R.; Munier, D., et al. (2012). Sample costs to produce oat hay in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R. (2012). Superboost in hybrid onion seed production. Technical report for Contech enterprises. British Columbia, Canada,: 2.
  • Long, R.; Godfrey, L., et al. (2012). Threecornered alfalfa hopper update. Alfalfa Blog. UC ANR.
  • Gepts, P.; Acosta, M., et al. (2012). UC Davis Grain Legume Improvement and Statewide Support Activities. UC 2013 Dry Bean Research Progress Report. Dinuba, CA, California Dry Bean Advisory Board.: 38-41.
  • Long, R. (2011). Disease threatens an ally of growers everywhere. Bats devour crop pests, and now face peril. Sacramento Bee.
  • Long, R. (2011). Hedgerows enhance beneficial insect on farms in California’s Central Valley. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Byron, J.; Long, R. (2011). Lack of pollination due to insecticide use affects onion seed yields, study finds. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R. (2011). Late aphid infestations cause havoc for alfalfa growers. Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2011). Meeting announcement (Irrigation water management: Solutions for on-farm water and energy efficiency. Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2011). Meeting announcements (Small grains and alfalfa field day, garbanzo field day, Audubon CA meeting, stinkbugs, stem nematode, onion pollination). Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2011). Meeting announcements, alfalfa sclerotinia and stem nematode management, ascochyta management in garbanzos, onion seed production and insecticides, hedgerows, nitrogen management in lima beans. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2011). Moly deficiency in alfalfa, dry bean meeting, alfalfa symposium, hedgerow meeting, dry beans and alfalfa mosaic virus. Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2011). Plant Growth Regulator Trials. Technical Report. Stoller USA.: 8.
  • Long, R. (2011). Sacramento Valley is center of world sunflower seed production. Sacramento Bee.
  • Munier, D.; Long, R., et al. (2011). Sample costs to produce safflower, in the Sacramento Valley, irrigated-bed planted and dryland flat planted. UCCE.
  • Long, R.; Schmierer, J., et al. (2011). Sample costs to produce sunflowers for seed in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Westerdahl, B.; Long, R. (2011). Stem nematode management in alfalfa hay production. Climate Action Network.
  • Frate, C.; Mueller, S., et al. (2011). What YOU can do NOW to reduce the risk of ascochyta blight in garbanzos. UCCE office brochure.
  • Rice, P.; Long, R. (2011). White nose syndrome takes devastating toll on bats. Green Blog. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Morandin, L. (2010). Honeybee visitation affects onion seed production in the Sacramento Valley. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA,
  • Long, R.; Morandin, L. (2010). Honeybee visitation affects onion seed production in the Sacramento Valley. National Allium Research Conference, Reno, NV,
  • Long, R. (2010). Meeting announcements (Irrigation management, rodent control), dry beans, alfalfa, safflower, and onion production. Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2010). Meeting announcements (UC Dry Bean Field Day, Stem Nematode Management, California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium. Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2010). Meeting announcements (Water education update), dry beans, alfalfa stem nematode. Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R.; Westerdahl, B., et al. (2010). Stem nematode management in alfalfa hay production. Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference, Visalia, CA, UCCE, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2010). Stem nematodes flare again in California alfalfa fields.
  • Doran, M.; Hazeltine, L., et al. (2010). Strategic grazing of alfalfa by sheep in California’s Central Valley. UCCE County Publication.
  • Long, R. (2009). Bats keep local moth populations in check. Daily Democrat.
  • Long, R. (2009). Bats Provide an IPM Approach to Codling Moth Control. Ag Alert.
  • Long, R.; Summers, C., et al. (2009). Conventional and organic methods for insect pest management in alfalfa. Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference, Reno, NV, UCCE, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Long, R. (2009). KXTV Channel 10, Interview with Karen Massie on Alfalfa.
  • Long, R. (2009). Meeting announcements (UC Alfalfa field day), alfalfa stem nematode update, alfalfa weevil control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2009). Meeting announcements (UC Dry Bean Field Production Day), molybdenum deficiency in alfalfa, hedgerows, pest management, and pollination ecology. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2009). Meeting announcements (Western States Alfalfa and Forage meeting), potential pests for Yolo County (bagrada bug and cereal aphid). Pest Control Notes.
  • Long, R. (2009). Molybdenum deficiency in Alfalfa. Ag Alert.
  • Long, R. (2009). Nematode Outbreak in Alfalfa. Davis Enterprise.
  • Long, R. (2009). Nematodes Chew Through Valley Alfalfa. Capital Press.
  • Long, R. (2009). Outbreak of Nematode hits Alfalfa Fields. Daily Democrat.
  • Long, R. (2009). Safflower Variety Trial, UC Davis. Extension summary report.: 3.
  • Temple, S.; Morris, C., et al. (2009). UC Davis Grain Legume Statewide Project Report. UC 2008 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.
  • Long, R.; Temple, S., et al. (2008). Direct Market Potential of Five Heirloom Dry Bean Varieties. UC SAREP Agricultural Sustainability Grant, Final Report.
  • Hanson, B.; Fulton, A., et al. (2008). Effect of Liquid and Dry PAM Applications on Sediment Concentration in Surface Runoff from Furrow-irrigated Fields. Watershed Conference, Chile,
  • Long, R. (2008). Meeting announcements (Enhancing habitat for pollinators and Bean Basics, cooking with dry beans), Sclerotinia in garbanzos, Irrigated alfalfa management production manual, weed control in alfalfa. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2008). Meeting announcements (UC Dry Bean Field Production Day), sabbatical leave update. Pest Control Notes.: 2.
  • Long, R. (2008). Meeting announcements (UCD Alfalfa field day and Garbanzo field day), water quality update, organic alfalfa production, bat and hedgerow update, sabbatical leave update. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2008). Native hedgerows provide conservation and agricultural benefits. Yolo Resource Conservation District Winter Newsletter.
  • Long, R.; Schmierer, J., et al. (2008). Sample costs to establish and produce alfalfa hay in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Munier, D.; Long, R., et al. (2008). Sample costs to produce dry beans double cropped in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Long, R.; Schmierer, J., et al. (2008). Sample costs to produce dry beans single cropped in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Temple, S.; Morris, C., et al. (2008). UC Davis Grain Legume Statewide Project Report. UC Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 81-83.
  • Long, R. (2007). Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, on-line resources. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2007). Dry bean field meeting, Water quality field meeting, E. coli 0157:H7 food borne pathogens, hemp cost of production study, Roundup ready (RR) alfalfa update on requirement for RR hay to be labeled. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2007). Dry bean meeting announcement, frost prevention, nitrogen trials in alfalfa. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Meyer, R. (2007). Evaluating the effect of nitrogen on excess water stressed alfalfa stands. California Association of Pest Control Advisor Magazine, Farm Advisor Report.: 15-16.
  • Long, R. (2007). Fungicide evaluation for Ascochyta blight control in garbanzo beans. UC Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 81-83.
  • Long, R.; Fulton, A., et al. (2007). Management practices to mitigate off-site transport of soil-adsorbed pyrethroids in row crop production. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA,
  • Long, R.; Fulton, A., et al. (2007). Management practices to mitigate off-site transport of soil-adsorbed pyrethroids in row crop production. UC ANR Water Resources Coordinating Conference, Woodland, CA,
  • Long, R.; Schmierer, J. (2007). Nitrogen fertilization in alfalfa. California Forage Update.
  • Long, R.; Orloff, S., et al. (2007). Sample costs to produce organic alfalfa hay in California. UCCE.
  • Long, R. (2007). UCD Alfalfa field day, Water quality meeting, Food-borne pathogen workshop, Minimum till workshop, noxious weeds in alfalfa production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2006). Alfalfa and organic farming meeting announcements, fire prevention information (after major fire in Yolo Co.), Introduce Jenny broom, garbanzo production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Putnam, D.; Long, R., et al. (2006). Alfalfa in a wet spring. UC Davis Alfalfa Field Day Handout.: 3.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D. (2006). ‘Precipitation happens’ is the story throughout the Sacramento Valley, and the northern San Joaquin Valley. California Forage Update.
  • Long, R. (2006). Establishing hedgerows on field crop farms in California. Grasslands, a publication of the California Native Grasslands Association.
  • Long, R. (2006). Ground mealybug. California Forage Update.
  • Kowalski, V.; Long, R., et al. (2006). Grower Evaluation of California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) Control Using Anticoagulant Baits. 22nd Vertebrate Pest Conference,
  • Fulton, A.; Weston, D., et al. (2006). Management options to reduce pyrethroid insecticides in tailwater from row crops. Soil and Plant Conference, Sacramento, CA,
  • Long, R. (2006). Meeting announcements (water quality, Chico and Davis, and dry bean production), alfalfa varieties, garbanzo production, starthistle control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2006). Meeting announcements, groundsel, flooded alfalfa, nitrogen fertilization in alfalfa, slugs in alfalfa, diseases of alfalfa, diseases of garbanzo and control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2006). Meeting announcements, native perennial grass stands, frost, ascochyta and sclerotinia in alfalfa, web site information. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Putnam, D.; Meyer, R., et al. (2006). Nitrogen in alfalfa. UC Davis Alfalfa Field Day Handout.: 3.
  • Long, R. (2006). Organic Farming Conference announcement for Yolo, Solano, and Sacramento Counties. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Schmierer, J. (2006). Sacramento Valley hay situation. California Forage Update.
  • Long, R. (2005). Alfalfa symposium announcement, Going Organic Certified Organic Farmers meeting announcement. Native Pollinator meeting announcement. Ascochyta blight in garbanzos. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2005). Area farmer provides a home for wayward barn swallows. Woodland Daily Democrat.
  • Long, R. (2005). Ascochyta blight in garbanzos, Roundup ready alfalfa, Alfalfa Variety Trial information, cost of production studies, west nile virus, dry bean field production meeting announcement. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Vaughn, M. (2005). Bees need a place to buzz off. Woodland Daily Democrat.
  • Long, R. (2005). Farmer provides home to bats. Woodland Daily Democrat.
  • Long, R.; Pease, C. (2005). Farmscaping with native perennial grasses. Grasslands, a publication of the California Native Grasslands Association. 15: 6-7.
  • Long, R. (2005). Habitat restoration on a dry-land field crop farm in Yolo County. California Native Association’s Annual Meeting, Woodland, CA,
  • Long, R. (2005). Invited to comment on paper “Integrated Pest Management: A National Goal?” for Forum in Issues in Science and Technology (500 word response). Winter issue.
  • Long, R. (2005). Pests, weeds, and disease problems associated with the wet 2004-05 season plus UC Davis Small Grains/alfalfa Field day announcement. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Meyer, R., et al. (2005). Producing Alfalfa Hay Organically. California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, Visalia, CA, UCCE Agronomy Research and Extension Center, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Long, R.; Munier, D., et al. (2005). Sample costs to produce oat hay in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Brittan, K.; Long, R., et al. (2005). Sample costs to produce safflower, bedded and irrigated in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Schmierer, J.; Munier, D., et al. (2005). Sample costs to produce safflower, dryland, non-irrigated in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Frate, C.; Long, R. (2005). Sclerotinia in alfalfa: Biology and control in the Central Valley. California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, Visalia, CA, UCCE Agronomy Research and Extension Center, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Frate, C.; Long, R. (2005). Strategies for managing Sclerotinia crown and stem rot in seedling alfalfa. 13th International Sclerotinia Workshop, Monterey, CA,
  • Fleck, B.; Long, R. (2005). "Transformation of a Dunnigan Hills farm to a wildlife habitat." Yolo County Conservation Quarterly 9(2): 1-2.
  • Long, R. (2005). UCCE: Ag Supervision workshop announcement, water quality, alfalfa production during wet years, weed and pest control in wet years, ground squirrels. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2005). UCCE: Sclerotinia in alfalfa. Pest Control Notes. Special Edition: 4.
  • Long, R. (2005). UCCE: Upcoming meeting announcements in nearby counties for fruit and nut crop production as well as advisors that will help answer questions from neighboring counties. Fruit and Nut Notes. Special Edition: 4.
  • Earnshaw, S.; Anderson, J., et al. (2004). Hedgerows for California Agriculture: A Resource Guide. Davis, CA, Community Alliance with Family Farmers.: 62.
  • Long, R. (2004). Insecticide Trials in Dry Beans, 2003. UC Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 52-57.
  • Long, R. (2004). Pesticide Use and Surface Water Quality Issues. California Weed Science Society Meeting, Sacramento, CA,
  • Long, R.; Nett, M., et al. (2004). Pesticide Use and Surface Water Quality Protection. California Great Valley Center Final Report.: 19.
  • Long, R. (2004). Pesticides and water quality. Western Region National Association County Agricultural Agents Meeting, Sacramento, CA,
  • Long, R. (2004). Protecting Cotton: Bats attack pests over Australian cotton farms. BATS [Bat Conservation International].: 12-13.
  • Godfrey, L.; Windbiel, K., et al. (2004). Refinements of integrated pest management strategies for alfalfa weevils in California alfalfa. California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, San Diego, CA, UCCE Agronomy Research and Extension Center, Plant Sciences Department.
  • Schmierer, J.; Munier, D., et al. (2004). Sample costs to produce dry beans double cropped in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Munier, D.; Long, R., et al. (2004). Sample costs to produce dry beans single cropped in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Schmierer, J.; Munier, D., et al. (2004). Sample costs to produce sunflowers for seed in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Long, R. (2004). UCCE Future: Stakeholder meeting, crop production survey, irrigated land waiver, dry bean & alfalfa production, meadow Voles & pocket gophers. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2004). UCCE: Alfalfa production meeting, dry bean production, water quality. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2004). UCCE: Dry bean production meeting, alfalfa plant fertility, overseeding weakened or older alfalfa stands with alternative forges. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2004). UCCE: Roundup Ready Alfalfa, Water Quality Waivers. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2003). Control of Egyptian Alfalfa weevil with Steward (indoxacarb). Report for DuPont Chemical Company.: 3.
  • Long, R. (2003). Insecticidal trials for Lygus control in dry beans and secondary impacts on water quality. Report for Syngenta and FMC chemical companies.: 7.
  • Long, R. (2003). Insecticide choice for alfalfa may protect water quality. UC Delivers.
  • Long, R. (2003). Lygus insecticide trial results in dry beans and impacts on water quality, alfalfa symposium notes. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Putnam, D., et al. (2003). Overseeding and management of older alfalfa stands. 33rd California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, UC Davis, UCCE Department of Agronomy and Range Science.
  • Long, R. (2003). Pesticide use and surface water quality issues. California Weed Science Society, Sacramento, CA,
  • Long, R. (2003). Pesticides and surface water quality protection, gopher control in alfalfa. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2003). Poisonous weeds in alfalfa, stinkbug control, slugs in alfalfa, waiver process for discharging irrigation and stormwater runoff from farms. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Reed, B., et al. (2003). Sample costs to establish an alfalfa stand and produce alfalfa hay in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Long, R. (2002). Alfalfa and dry bean production and newsletter mailing update notes. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2002). Dry bean production, weed and weevil control in alfalfa, resources for alfalfa and dry bean production and hedgerow establishment. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Nett, M., et al. (2002). Reference on pesticide properties for surface water quality protection. Yolo County Publication.: 5.
  • Munier, D.; Long, R., et al. (2002). Sample costs to produce cotton in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Long, R. (2001). Alfalfa and cotton production, water quality issues. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Putnam, D.; Russelle, M., et al. (2001). Alfalfa, Wildlife, and the Environment. The importance and benefits of alfalfa in the 21st century. A friendly and informative guide to alfalfa, the “queen of forages”. California Alfalfa and Forage Association.: 24.
  • Putnam, D.; Long, R. (2001). Alternative summer annual forages for the Central Valley. UCCE Report.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2001). Dry bean production, weed control in alfalfa. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Pease, C. (2001). Quantifying pest and beneficial insects in insectary hedgerows. Final Report. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.: 8.
  • Long, R. (2001). Sabbatical leave notes from Australia, alfalfa, cotton, and sudangrass production, hedgerow weed control, bat biology. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2001). Sample costs to produce common Dry Beans in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.: 3.
  • Long, R. (2000). Alfalfa Growers asked to help prevent pesticide runoff. UCCE California Alfalfa and Forage Review. 3: 1.
  • Long, R.; Pease, C. (2000). Assessment of hosts and overwintering sites for stinkbug management in tomatoes. Annual Project Reports. California Tomato Research Institute.: 84-86.
  • Neumann, N.; Long, R. (2000). Bats and codling moth control in pears. California Pear Advisory Board Annual Report.
  • Long, R. (2000). Land rental rates, alfalfa production and weevil control, water quality, stinkbug control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (2000). Pest control in alfalfa and water quality protection, weevil trials, cotton production variety trial results from Yolo County. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Pease, C. (2000). Quantifying pest and beneficial insects in insectary hedgerows. Final Report. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.: 7.
  • Long, R. (1999). Alfalfa pest control and water quality. 29th California Alfalfa Symposium, UCCE Davis.
  • Long, R.; Hogan, B. (1999). Attracting bats for farm pest control. Nut Grower Magazine.: 16-17.
  • Long, R. (1999). Cotton variety trial results for Yolo County. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Babb, T. (1999). Establishing hedgerows on farms. Sugarbeet Update. Imperial Sugar Company, TX.: 18-19.
  • Long, R.; Kimball, M. (1999). Hedgerow establishment practices and costs for field crop farms in the Sacramento Valley (brochure).
  • Long, R. (1999). Overseeding forages in older and weaker alfalfa stands, hedgerow survey, pest and disease control in alfalfa, dry beans, and sugarbeets, stinkbug control. Pest Control Notes.: 6.
  • Long, R.; Munier, D., et al. (1999). Sample costs to produce common Dry Beans in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Long, R. (1998). Alfalfa, sugarbeet, and dry bean production notes, noxious weed control issues. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R.; Hogan, B. (1998). Attracting bats to farms for pest control. Research progress report for the pear and walnut boards.: 5.
  • Whitaker, J.; Long, R. (1998). "Mosquito feeding by bats." Bat Research News 39(2): 59-61.
  • Long, R.; Reed, B., et al. (1998). Overseeding as a pest management tool in alfalfa in the Sacramento Valley. 28th California/Nevada Alfalfa Symposium, UCCE Davis.
  • Long, R.; Reed, B., et al. (1998). Sample costs to establish and alfalfa stand and produce Alfalfa Hay in the Sacramento Valley. UCCE.
  • Long, R. (1998). Sugarbeet and alfalfa pest and disease control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1997). Minor pests of alfalfa hay. 27th California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R. (1997). Pest and disease control in alfalfa and sugarbeets. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1996). "Bats for insect biocontrol in agriculture." The IPM Practitioner 18(9): 1-6.
  • Long, R. (1996). Disease control in sugarbeets, overseeding forages in older or weakened alfalfa stands, alfalfa variety trial results, garbanzo production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1996). Dry bean pest and disease control, specialty dry bean variety trial results, pest and disease control in sugarbeets. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1996). Pest and disease control in dry beans, alfalfa, and sugarbeets, and puncture vine control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Canevari, W.; Putnam, D., et al. (1996). Strategies for extending the life of an alfalfa stand using overseeding. 26th California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R. (1996). Sugarbeet pest control, beneficial insect habitat, feeding habits of barn owls and bats, weed control in alfalfa. Pest Control Notes.: 6.
  • Putnam, D.; Teuber, L., et al. (1996). The potential of berseem clover as a nurse crop to enhance alfalfa seeding year performance. American Forage and Grassland Council. 5: 6.
  • Long, R.; Lamb, C. (1995). Area wide pheromone trapping and field monitoring of beet armyworm in sugarbeet in the Sacramento Valley. University of California Sugarbeet Progress Report.: 66-72.
  • Long, R. (1995). Dry bean production and sugarbeet pest control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1995). Efficacy of feeding stimulants and microbial insecticides for worm control in sugarbeets. University of California Sugarbeet Progress Report.
  • Long Freeman, R.; Godfrey, L. (1995). Evaluation of economic threshold levels for Lygus in dry beans. UC 1993 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 122-123.
  • Godfrey, L.; Canevari, W., et al. (1995). New tools for insect pest management in alfalfa hay. 25th California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R.; Godfrey, L. (1995). Pest control in pink bean production. UC Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 84-89.
  • Canevari, W.; Putnam, D., et al. (1995). Seeding clovers or grasses into older alfalfa stands benefits and hazards. 25th California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R. (1995). Sugarbeet meeting announcement. Pest Control Notes.: 2.
  • Long, R. (1995). Sugarbeet pest control, insectary plants and alfalfa production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1995). Use of bats to enhance insect pest control. 25th California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R. (1995). Weevil Control and alfalfa production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1994). Alfalfa and sugarbeet production; alfalfa sugarbeet, and dry bean meeting announcements. Pest Control Notes.: 6.
  • Freeman, R.; Temple, S., et al. (1994). Alternative methods for supplying nitrogen requirements of pink beans. UC 1993 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 104-111.
  • Long, R. (1994). Beneficial Insects. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Freeman, R. (1994). Efficacy of parasitoid releases for control of Lygus in dry beans. UC 1993 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 100-103.
  • Godfrey, L.; Freeman, R., et al. (1994). Efficacy of selected insecticides on Egyptian alfalfa weevil. Alfalfa Workgroup Report.: 6.
  • Godfrey, L.; Freeman Long, R., et al. (1994). Integrated pest management of insect pests in alfalfa hay. 25th California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R.; Klonsky, K., et al. (1994). Sample costs to produce Sugarbeets, spring planted and fall harvested in Yolo County. UCCE.
  • Freeman, R.; Temple, S. (1994). Solano County specialty bean variety trial. UC 1993 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.: 122-123.
  • Long, R. (1994). Sugarbeet and dry bean pest control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1993). Alfalfa, sugarbeet, dry bean pest control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Temple, S.; Thwaite, W., et al. (1993). Alternative methods for supplying nitrogen requirements of pink beans. UC 1992 Dry Bean Research Progress Report.
  • Freeman, R. (1993). Efficacy of microbial insecticides for control of sugarbeet worm pests. Sugarbeet Growers’ Association Annual Report.
  • Godfrey, L.; Freeman, R., et al. (1993). Efficacy of selected insecticides on Egyptian alfalfa weevil. Alfalfa Workgroup Report.: 6.
  • Freeman, R.; Vierra, M. (1993). Egyptian alfalfa weevil in alfalfa production. 23rd California Alfalfa Symposium,
  • Long, R. (1993). Sugarbeet and alfalfa production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1993). Sugarbeet, alfalfa, whitefly control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1993). Weevils, sugarbeet, wireworms. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1992). Alfalfa and Sugarbeet production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1992). Alfalfa, dry bean, sugarbeet pest control. Pest Control Notes.: 4.
  • Long, R. (1992). Whiteflies and alfalfa production. Pest Control Notes.: 4.

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