- 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
- Posted by: Gale Perez
The Western IPM Center's May 2017 newsletter just came out.
The IPM VIDEO OF THE MONTH is on a robotic herbicide sprayer that targets weeds.
From the UC Rice Blog ι April 25, 2017
BUTTE®, a rice herbicide, has received federal registration in the USA and will be available to California rice growers for the upcoming 2017 season. Gowan Company, along with SDS Biotech and Nissan have collaborated to bring this product to California rice growers.
BUTTE® is a granular into-the-water herbicide that combines two modes of action: an HPPD-inhibitor (benzobicyclon), and an ALS-inhibitor (halosulfuron). It is the first HPPD-inhibitor available to California rice growers. Since weeds in CA rice have widespread herbicide resistance,...
We talk about herbicide resistance all of the time in California rice, but how does it evolve in a field? Understanding how herbicide management selects for resistant populations is an important part of preventing the problem from occurring in your fields.
We have many weed species in CA rice that are confirmed to be herbicide resistant. The major herbicide-resistant species are late watergrass, early watergrass, barnyardgrass, smallflower umbrella sedge, ricefield bulrush (roughseed), sprangletop, and redstem. For this illustration of how herbicide resistance evolves in a field, we use redstem as our example.
Year 1, Beginning of season: A population of redstem is found in a...
- Author: Sarah Morran
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Annual bluegrass is a common winter growing grass in agricultural and urban environments. It is a well-known weed of turfgrass systems but its ability to grow in a range of environments makes it an increasing problem for other agricultural systems. Annual bluegrass has a short life cycle which may range from annual to perennial, seeds can germinate rapidly and multiple times in a growing season and has a high degree of survival when defoliated or trampled (Galera, Chwedorzewska et al., 2015).
All of these traits make chemical control an attractive and primary mode of management for annual bluegrass. This is true for turfgrass systems where managers use regular applications of PRE and POST herbicides and orchard systems where...