- Author: Travis M Bean
From Cal-IPC's Doug Johnson:
Cal-IPC is proposing additions to our California Invasive Plant Inventory and we are soliciting input during a 60-day comment period. I would appreciate your help in distributing this widely to your interested colleagues.
We are proposing to add:
- Ten plant species that are currently deemed invasive in California, based on completed assessments of impact and spread
- 87 species deemed to be a high-risk for becoming invasive in California. (We completed assessment for 200 species established outside cultivation in California, and these 87 are those that scored “high-risk.”)
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- Posted by: Gale Perez
Open date: February 3, 2017
Next review date: March 31, 2017. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: July 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an...
- Author: Gale Perez
14th World Congress on Parasitic Plants
June 25-30, 2017
Asilomar Conference Center // Pacific Grove, California
You are warmly invited to the 14th World Congress on Parasitic Plants. This congress, first convened in 1973 in Malta, brings together re-searchers from all parts of the world to discuss their latest findings in parasitic plant biology. Topics to be discussed this year include parasitic plant genes and genomes, ecology and evolution, and the biochemistry and physiology of host plant-parasitic plant interactions.
Parasitic weeds can place enormous constraints on agricultural productivity.../h2>
- Author: Pratap Devkota
The Southwest US Herbicide Resistance Listening Session was hosted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on February 15, 2017 at the UCCE office in Tulare, California. This was one of seven regional sessions hosted by WSSA and it included attendees from California, New Mexico, and Arizona. This was a half-day event and participants represented various agricultural sectors with a primary focus on weed management. Growers, PCA's, representatives from industry, government agencies, land managers, right-of-way managers, and farm advisor and specialists from universities were the primary attendees at the session. The session provided an opportunity for the attendees to provide input to WSSA by discussing their issues, challenges, and...
- Author: Stephanie Parreira
Invasive species are plants, animals, fungi or microbes that are not native to an area, but can quickly establish, multiply, and become pests. These species can hurt the environment, agricultural production, and even human health in some instances (e.g. the mosquito Aedes aegypti). According to the USDA, invasive species are responsible for $137 billion per year in economic losses in the United States.
In agricultural systems, invasive species may reduce yields, render crops unmarketable, or make rangeland unfavorable to livestock. In natural areas, they may squeeze out native species, change soil quality, and increase the frequency or intensity of...