- Author: Stephen Flanagan
- posted by: Brad Hanson
I've reposted (with permission) Stephen Flanagan's article from The IR-4 Project. Check out the whole issue "Volume 48 No.1 Winter 2017" for several interesting articles from a program that is incredibly important to pest management in specialty crop agriculture./span>
- Author: Gale Perez
Here's a little information on our NEW Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor Amber Vinchesi (pronounced “Vincasey”).
Introducing the New Vegetable Crops Advisor in Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties
Hello everyone, my name is Amber Vinchesi (pronounced “Vincasey”) and I have recently joined UCCE as the new Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor serving Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties. Most of my work will focus on processing tomatoes and cucurbits. Please contact me if you would like me to visit your farm or to discuss the problems facing vegetable crops in this area. I look forward to meeting all of you.
I have already started a small...
The following information is from the Salinas Valley Agriculture blog.
On January 12, 2016 the Federal EPA label for Kerb SC was reinstated for leaf lettuce. The registration on leaf lettuce was pulled in 2009 and Dow AgroSciences has been working to reregister Kerb since that time. As part of this reregistration effort, Kerb was reclassified as “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans” which freed up space in the risk cup. Of particular interest are the preharvest intervals allowed in the label:
- Author: Richard Smith
Richard Smith, Farm Advisor and Tricia Love, Research Assistant
University of California Cooperative Extension Monterey County
The current automated weeding machines use cameras to detect plants, and a computer algorithm to process the image, calculate which plants to keep/remove, and activate a kill mechanism. These machines are capable of cultivating within the seedline and removing weeds that would otherwise be left by traditional cultivation. The machines used in these studies included the Robovator, F Poulsen Engineering Aps, Hvalsø, Denmark and Steketee IC Weeder, the Netherlands. Both of these machines use a split knife that as it...
From the Cooperative Extension Monterey County Crop Notes newsletter :: Mar-Apr 2015
The Apiaceae or carrot family includes important vegetable crops such as carrots, celery, cilantro, dill, fennel and parsley. All of these crops have a distinctive inflorescence known as an umbel. They also produce aromatic oils that give these plants their characteristic aromas and flavors. Many of these crops germinate slowly and are quite susceptible to weed pressure early in the production cycle. As a result, crops like celery are nearly 100% transplanted to give the crop a head start in the.../span>