- Posted by: Gale Perez
Join UC Cooperative Extension for a FREE online workshop.
EVENT NAME: Weed Management for Small Acreages workshop
DAY/DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
- Common Weeds in Irrigated Pastures and on Rangelands • Julie Finzel, UCCE Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties
- Online and App-based Weed ID and Management Tools •...
- Author: Devii R. Rao
Do you want to control your rangeland weeds without using herbicides? Check out the new manual called, “Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control,” a collaboration between the University of California Cooperative Extension and California Invasive Plant Council. The grazing section (in Chapter 5), led by Theresa Becchetti with UC Cooperative Extension, covers several important aspects to consider when grazing for weed control, including the following:
- Differences in eating habits between cattle, sheep, and goats
- Timing of grazing to control grasses, forbs, and shrubs
- Training livestock to eat certain weeds
- Protecting livestock from toxic...
- Author: Gale Perez
If you don't already have a copy of Weeds of California and Other Western States, here's your chance to get it at lowest price I've seen: $45.00 (this price is good through May 6, 2021.)
Weeds of California and Other Western States/h2>
- Author: Scott Oneto
Yellow Starthistle is a plant of Old-World origin that arrived in California in the mid 1800's. It is believed that it made its way to California in contaminated alfalfa seed from Europe. It is one of California's worst noxious weeds, infesting parks, rangelands, pastures, hay fields, orchards, vineyards, canal banks, roadsides, and other disturbed areas. Since its introduction, yellow starthistle has spread steadily and now infests nearly 15 million acres throughout the state. Disturbances created by cultivation, poorly timed mowing, road building and maintenance, or overgrazing favor this rapid colonizer. It forms dense infestations and rapidly depletes soil moisture, thus preventing the establishment of desirable species. The spiny...
- Author: Anne Manning
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Colorado State, OSU, UC Davis scientists among team looking to improve management of the world's most intractable species of weeds.
Anne Manning | Apr 22, 2021
Every multi-acre farmer and backyard gardener knows weeds are a constant, formidable foe of successful plant production. Across the globe, weed management demands billions of dollars in annual.../h3>