- Author: Gale Perez
The latest edition of the Lassen Farm Advisor's Update newsletter is out. The Feb. 2017 issue contains the following articles:
- Posting of the 2016 Lassen County Weed Research Report
- Description of Other On-going Weed Research Trials
- Roundup Ready Alfalfa: Minimizing Injury While Maximizing Weed Control
The newsletter is written by Tom Getts, Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Farm Advisor.
Here's the link to the newsletter: http://celassen.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Farm_Advisors_Update67897.pdf....
- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
I've spent a portion of the last four four years (at UC - Davis) engaged in research to evaluate the management of weed in specialty crop systems. In 2017, I will officially accept a position with Washington State University. However, before I depart, I wanted to summarize a number of my research results in a series of easily accessible blog posts. Attached is a PDF version of my report (originally submitted to the California Tomato Research Institute, who funded a significant amount of studies) on the efficacy of PRE and POST herbicides on field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) suppression. The summary is as follows:
California leads the nation in the production of processing tomatoes with respect to acres...
Two bills were signed into law that will affect vegetable growers in California. The minimum wage law will result in a $15/hour minimum wage will be phased in and take full effect in 2022. In addition, Assembly Bill 1066 removes the overtime exemption for agricultural employers resulting in employees being paid overtime after working 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week (also phased in by 2022). Given that agriculture is a seasonal activity in which 10-hour days and 60-hour weeks are the norm during the growing season, growers are struggling with how to adapt to these changes. These laws have the potential to put California growers at a disadvantage by increasing the costs of production here, thereby making production in other areas more...
- Author: Gale Perez
Knocking Out Noxious Weeds on Rangelands
11/9/2016 • Woodland, CA
11/16/2016 • Salinas, CA
11/17/2016 • Fresno, CA
12/13/2016 • Eureka, CA
12/14/2016 • Susanville, CA
The direct annual cost to monitor and control invasive plants in California is $82 million, and the indirect economic impacts are even larger. Join the fight to reduce noxious weeds and get trained at the 2016 Workshop Series!
- Highlights of cost-effective approaches that...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
The latest issue of Farm Advisor's Update is out (Sept. 2016.)
Here are the articles in the Sept. issue:
- Fall is a Good Time to Think about Weed Control
- Cleaning and Winterizing Spray Equipment
- Parker 3-Step: Digging Way Back in the Files for Range Trends
- Intermountain Alfalfa Weevil Resistance to Pyrethroid Insecticides Confirmed
- Current Research Projects
- Upcoming Events
Click HERE for the newsletter.
Tom Getts is the UC Cooperative Extension Weed...