- Author: Gale Perez
The UC ANR Academic Personnel Unit has begun recruitment for the
Area CE Advisor for Agronomic Cropping Systems/Weed Science
serving Glenn, Butte and Tehama Counties.
LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Orland, Glenn County, California
CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 11, 2016 (open until filled)
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for agronomic cropping systems/weed science will conduct a multi-county extension, education and applied research program in Glenn, Butte and Tehama Counties. Primary crops in this region include forage crops, alfalfa, corn, and wheat....
From the UC Rice Blog :: 4/25/2016
Author: Luis Espino
In addition to the well-known rice weeds we deal with every year, there are a couple of weeds I want to bring to your attention this year. One is an invasive and the other has been with us for a while.
The winged primrose willow was identified in 2011 in several rice fields near Richvale in Butte County. Since then it has spread to several other fields, up to 3.5 miles south of Richvale. Winged primrose willow was recently given an “A” pest rating by CDFA. What this...
- Author: Gale Perez
The annual California Rice Field Day is coming up on Wed., Aug. 26, 2015 at the Rice Experiment Station (RES) in Biggs, California. This is one of my favorite field days:
- the station is impressive
- the fields tours are educational with up-to-date information
- it's a half day event 8:30-12 noon
- they offer a couple of CEUs for PCAs, QALs, QACs, and Private applicators certificate holders
- the event is free AND
- lunch is included--expect a rice dish or two.
This year, Kassim Al-Khatib is.../span>
- Author: Steve Orloff
Alfalfa is an excellent competitor with weeds. There is no better weed control method than a dense stand of alfalfa. However, even with a good stand, some weeds can get a foothold and infest the crop reducing its marketability. Most growers have an effective program to control winter annual weeds with a dormant season herbicide application. When it comes to summer annual weeds, grasses, such as green and yellow foxtail and barnyardgrass (also called watergrass), have historically been the most troublesome. While these weeds continue to be a major issue, there also appears to be an increase in pigweeds (both redroot and Palmer amaranth) in many areas of the state including the Central Valley, Intermountain Region and High...
From the May 2014 Tulare County UC Cooperative Extension "Field Crop Notes" newsletter
Managing Junglerice in Corn
by Steve Wright and Carol Frate
Introduction. The summer annual grass weed junglerice (Echinocloa colona) has become a difficult problem to control in corn fields in the southern San Joaquin Valley, especially minimum till...