- Author: Tunyalee Martin
- Author: Chris Laning
Identifying nontarget crop and ornamental plant damage from herbicides has become much easier with the launch of a new online photo repository by the Statewide IPM Program, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
An herbicide applied to manage weeds may move from the site where it was applied in the air or by attaching to soil particles and traveling as herbicide-contaminated soil. When an herbicide contacts a nontarget plant, a plant it was not intended to contact, it can cause slight to serious injury. Herbicide injury also occurs when the sprayer is not properly cleaned after a previous herbicide application. ...
Considering that the 2011-2015 'Exceptional Drought' has had HUGE (can you say HUGE like a certain presidential candidate?) impacts on agriculture in 2015, it's not surprising that water issues took center stage at the 2015 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium, held 2-4 December, 2015 in Reno Nevada. We had about nearly 600 of our closest friends attend with 50 speakers and 71 exhibitors.
Given the misery experienced by many western alfalfa growers with the water issues and low prices this year, this seemed like an appropriate time to discuss water and how to get the most crop for every drop.
See the talks in the comfort of your home...
- 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...