- Author: Brad Hanson
A quick post today to share a link to the recently revised "UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines for Walnut" (UC ANR Publication #3471). You can download the whole document as a pdf here, or use it online at the above link
Lots of great sections on management of non-weed pests of walnut, but since this is the Weed Science blog, here's the direct link to Integrated Weed Management section authored this time by:
- J. A. Roncoroni, UC Cooperative Extension, Napa County
- B. D....
- Author: Gale Perez
Here's the latest issue of the Lassen Farm Advisor's Update newsletter from Tom Getts, Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Farm Advisor.
September 2017 Contents:
- Controlling Scotch Thistle with Fall or Spring Applications of Herbicides
- Myrtle Spurge
- Low Lignin Alfalfa: Is It Right For You?
- Upcoming Events
- Author: Chris McDonald
As weed practitioners and researchers we work in a field of ‘us vs. them.' There are the plants we want and those we don't. Good weed management can help to ensure a profitable harvest, too many weeds can cause poor establishment in a native plant restoration project. It is also wise to look at the language we use as practitioners of weed management, and ask if it frames our state of mind, especially now that viral information spreads around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
The use of militaristic or adversarial jargon (“target,” “war,” “battle,” “overrun,” etc.) in weed management has been prevalent for decades. Whether the use of these terms...
- Author: Guy B Kyser
Capitol Public Radio broadcast a report on spotted spurge this morning, including an interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest.
- Author: Mariano Galla
Feather fingergrass, a summer annual weed native to warm temperate regions worldwide is becoming more and more common in the northern Sacramento Valley. It can be found in agricultural fields, orchards, roadsides and canals. This tuft forming grass, can be 1.5 to 2.5 feet tall and forms umbel like inflorescence: a cluster of short stalks originating from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs.
Feather fingergrass is a tough weed and it can be difficult to control. In addition, cases of glyphosate resistant populations have been reported in other countries and thus, unfortunately, it may develop resistance in California too.
I am planning to conduct some herbicide screening trials to evaluate control options and...