University of California Small Grains - Alfalfa/Forages Field Day
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences Field Headquarters
2400 Hutchison Dr., Davis, CA 95616, Davis, CA
8:00-4:30 Includes Lunch
The annual UC Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day will be held on May 15th at the University of California, Davis
The importance of proper weed identification
Weeds are a problem in a variety of systems, from agronomic and horticultural crops, to orchards and vineyards, to turf and ornamentals, to rangelands, and to natural areas. The first step in developing a successful weed management program is to ensure that the unwanted vegetation has been identified correctly. Not all weeds respond equally well to all treatment measures. For example, broadleaf weeds will be managed by the auxinic herbicides (WSSA Group 4) whereas grasses will not. Mowing may be more effective at suppressing upright growing species as opposed to those that are more prostrate. Shallow cultivation may control annual weed species while missing...
When: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Ruth McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve (22477 Auberry Rd, Clovis, CA 93619, Fresno County)
There will be a hands-on, field-based extension day exploring weed identification, management options, and local best practices for the control of problem vegetation inrangelend systems on May 11 at RuthMacKenzie Table Mountain Preserve (22477 Auberry...
Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is a perennial vine native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Northern Africa that has become naturalized throughout much of the world. The species can reproduce vegetatively (through the spread of rhizomes) and via seed production. Field bindweed seedlings can be distinguished from emerging perennial vines by the presence of two square- to kidney-shaped cotyledons. Leaves are arrow-shaped and alternate along the developing stem. The true leaves of seedlings resemble those on mature vines (just being smaller in size to start). Within six weeks of emergence, the seedlings have developed a taproot and a significant number of lateral roots. For more information about field bindweed,...
Abutilon theophrasti (commonly known as velvetleaf) is a summer-emerging, annual, broad-leaf weed native to Asia. The species can be found mainly in the Central Valley (and mostly in the Sacramento Valley) in agronomic crop systems, along roadsides, in orchards and vineyards, and in other disturbed areas.
Cotyledons (approximately 1/2 inch (12 mm) long and wide) are rounded to heart-shaped in appearance. The first true leaves are heart-shaped with with shallow and rounded-toothed margins. Velvetleaf cotyledons, leaves and petioles are covered with fine, soft hairs (hence the name 'velvetleaf').
Images are included in a printable PDF document at the end of the post. For more...