- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
UC Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E.Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206).
The first half of the meeting will focus on pest management and the new regulations and permit conditions for chlorpyrifos, including results from an industry project to evaluate its critical uses and IPM decision-support tools for insecticide recommendations and stewardship. The second half of the meeting will focus on crop fertility and soil resource management.
The agenda is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open, Welcome and...
- Author: Shannon C. Mueller
The handouts and presentations from the alfalfa field day held at the Kearney Research and Extension Center have been posted to the alfalfa website at http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu. Scroll down to find the links to the field day information located in the center section of the page.
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- Author: Rachael Freeman Long
We are excited to announce that our Alfalfa IPM YouTube video titled, “Identification of parasitized alfalfa caterpillars and armyworms”, was a finalist in the annual national Entomological Society of America YouTube Contest this week in Minneapolis, MN.
This video shows how to monitor alfalfa insect pests and their natural enemies to help make informed management decisions on pest control in alfalfa production. Step-by-step instructions are presented on how to identify parasitized caterpillars under field conditions and how to use this information for managing caterpillar pests, to help reduce pesticide use and production costs in alfalfa.
Take a look at this 2.4-minute Alfalfa IPM video that was produced in...
- Author: Cheryl Reynolds
Are you looking for continuing education units (CEUs) to complete your renewal application this year for the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)? The UC Statewide IPM Program has several online courses available that can help you get those last few needed credits.
DPR license and certificate holders with last names beginning with M – Z renew this year. Renewal packets must be submitted to DPR before November 19th to ensure that licenses are renewed by January 1, 2016. After that, applications may take up to 45 calendar days to process.
The online courses available from UC IPM that offer units for DPR license renewal...
- Author: Peter B Goodell
UC IPM is pleased to announce the availability of new tools for IPM in alfalfa. As part of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's contract to evaluate critical uses of chlorpyrifos in alfalfa, an innovative Decision Support Tool (DST) was developed to support insecticide decision making around key insect pests. The tool supports the use of chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and other generic products) for those times and situations where it makes for the best practice and provide multiple alternative practices and AIs for other situations. This decision support tool is embedded in the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines (PMG) or