- Author: Sarah Morran
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Sarah Morran is a post-doctoral researcher with Brad Hanson's lab at UC Davis.
Recently, three new post-doctoral researchers have joined the Weed Science Group at UC Davis. Their work encompasses a variety of projects aimed to improve our understanding of current weed management problems facing California growers. As part of their welcome, we would like to introduce them and their research to the weed science community in California.
Caio will be working in Brad Hanson's lab on two main research projects. The first will be a continuation of his research on resistance to paraquat in Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) using...
Here is a short summary written by Theresa Becchetti, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor on the Effects of Medusahead on Beef Cattle Gains project.
Livestock and Natural Resource Advisors, Specialists, and faculty have been researching Medusahead (an invasive grass with lower grazing quality) for many years now. We know it reduces carrying capacity on rangelands, creates a thatch that can become a fire hazard, and reduces the diversity of plants on rangelands to the extreme...
- Author: Gale Perez
The latest issue of Farm Advisor's Update is out (Feb. 2018.)
The newsletter is written by Tom Getts (UC Cooperative Extension Weed Ecology/Cropping Systems Advisor in Lassen-Modoc-Plumas-Sierra counties.)
Here are the articles in the February issue:
- Winter Ag Meeting on March 1, 2018, at 10:30 AM at the Elk's Lodge, Susanville
- Alfalfa Weevils Pyrethroid Resistance
- New Gramoxone Regulations and a Contact Herbicide Weed Control Trial in Mixed Alfalfa Orchardgrass Hay Production
- Russian Knapweed Biocontrol Release
- 2017 Weed and Agriculture Research Report to be posted in...
- 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
This blog was originally supposed to be an interesting article on Thanksgiving foods; specifically, a discussion about crops (i.e. squashes, onion, corn, carrots, parsnips, etc...) that traditionally accompany our Thursday turkey, as well as their weedy relatives.
However, I stumbled upon more thought-provoking article that I've chosen to share, instead.
The paper, 'Crops gone wild: evolution of weeds and invasives from domesticated ancestors', which was published in the journal 'Evolutionary Applications' (Norman C. Ellstrand (UC-Riverside) et al., 3:494-504) in 2010, can be accessed here.
The authors, who are...