Richard Smith is the UC Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crop Production and Weed Science Advisor for Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties and Daniel Hasegawa is a USDA ARS Research Entomologist for the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit in Salinas, California.
Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) caused significant crop loss in 2020. The disease was most severe north of Gonzales, but later in the production season it...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
November 2020 contents:
- Is Irrigating Alfalfa After Last Cutting a Good Idea?
- What To Do When an Animal Dies? Composting Could Be the Answer
- Blue Alfalfa Aphids Management
- The Continued Saga of Injury to Roundup Ready Alfalfa Following Applications (page 5)
- Tips for Maximizing Wheat and Barley Yields
- Author: Brad Hanson
Sharing a survey seeking input on tree and vine cropping system weed control practices and interest in novel technologies as we develop research ideas and priorities with colleagues (and former UC weeders!) around the country.
Weeds can be a significant problem in berries, tree fruits, tree nuts, and vine crops (e.g. grapes, hops, etc.) especially after transplanting and during flowering and fruit and nut set. Herbicides are a.../span>
- Posted by: Gale Perez
From the Almond Board of California's IN THE ORCHARD | Nov. 6, 2020
The Almond Board of California is excited to welcome Drew Wolter to the team as its new senior specialist in Pest Management.
Long before he was hired to be the Almond Board of California's (ABC) Senior Specialist in Pest Management, Drew Wolter had his sights set on joining the organization.
As a graduate student at the University of California (UC) Davis, Wolter has conducted research on almond production systems, much of which the Almond Board has supported, and his job with the UC...
- Author: Thomas Getts
A few months ago Rob Wilson wrote an excellent blog highlighting perennial pepperweed patches he was seeing in the Klamath Basin. It is a terrible noxious weed, which is found throughout much of the state, from sea level up to 8,000 ft. in the Sierras.
Where I live in the Honey Lake Valley, perennial pepperweed is widespread and has completely overtaken vast acreages of unmanaged pastures and riparian areas. At one point, it was estimated around 64,000 acres of land were infested throughout Lassen county. Generally, the Honey Lake Valley and Long Valley are hotspots that contain the majority of the acreage. While I live in the Honey Lake Valley, I also...