In our post yesterday, we shared the results of some of Caio's field research on management of the multiple-resistant Italian ryegrass population from the Sacramento Valley. In addition to that applied-research, Caio has also been doing some really interesting basic-research trying to understand the biochemical mechanisms of resistance to paraquat in that population.
Toward that end, his first peer-reviewed scientific journal article on that research was published recently in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science. If you'd like to take a look at some of the technical results, here's a link to the article "
- Author: Caio Brunharo
- Author: Brad Hanson
Article written by UC Davis PhD student Caio Brunharo from his dissertation research. It was originally posted in the September 2017 "Weed Management Notes" newsletter from the UC Cooperative Extension office in Glenn County by new weed science and agronomy Farm Advisor Mariano Galla (also a UCD PhD student in weed science!).
Take care, Brad
The 59th annual Weed Day at UC Davis will be held next week on Thursday July 16th. It's not too late to register but there are only a few spots left before we reach capacity.
CE Specialist Joe DiTomaso is the Weed Day chair this year and he has organized a great morning field tour where we'll look at on-going herbicide trials in tomato, melon, safflower, and nut orchards. We'll also have a demonstration of a machine vision robotic cultivator in transplanted vegetables, a herbicide symptomology demonstration, and a visit to the USDA-ARS aquatic weed research facility. Following tradition, we'll also have a weed ID quiz (with...
The journal California Agriculture recently published a special issue on research and extension efforts related to the University's Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases strategic initiative.
The subtitle of the special issue is: How UC and it's collaborators detect, contain, and manage (pests and diseases). There are six articles under three headings: Excluding Pests and Pathogens, Managing Newly Established Pests, and Maintaining Long-Term Management. Table of contents available HERE.
A group of weed scientists reviewed the California status of herbicide-resistant weeds...
For the past couple of years, an important postemergence herbicide active ingredient, glufosinate-ammonium, used in orchards and vineyards has been in pretty short supply (see my earlier post about Rely 280 scarcity).
This was largely due to supply issues caused by unexpectedly high demand in the South and Midwest due by herbicide resistant weeds (particularly Palmer amaranth). The resulting manufacturer supply bottleneck has caused a few weed management challenges (and high prices for limited supply!) in some regions of the state, particularly for growers dealing with our own glyphosate-resistant weed problems in trees and...