- Author: Gale Perez
I just got an e-mail from UC ANR (Agriculture & Natural Resources) about the two revised (weed science) publications. They're free!
- Re-posted by: Gale Perez
From the Pests in the Urban Landscape blog on Feb. 26, 2020
Plantain weeds Pest Notes updated - Feb 26, 2020
Plantains are common weeds in lawns, athletic fields, ornamental plantings, roadsides, and pastures. Two species, broadleaf and buckhorn plantains (Plantago major and P. lanceolate) are commonly found throughout California year-round.
Plantains grow well in irrigated turf and lawns that are frequently mowed since they grow low to the ground. They can be a major pest for turfgrass managers since they grow in dense...
- Author: Whitney Brim-DeForest
Are you tired of hand-pulling weeds from your yard or garden, and want to use an herbicide? Seen your friend's post on social media for a quick and easy guide to make your own herbicide but aren't sure if it's really a good idea to use? So many questions, so little time. Here are some answers to the frequently asked questions I hear:
1) What is the difference between a pesticide and an herbicide?
Here is the Environmental Protection Agencies definition for a pesticide (https://www.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticides/what-pesticide):
- Any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing,...
From the Retail Nursery an Garden Center IPM News Fall 2018 newsletter
Managing Weeds in Landscapes
Nurseries and garden centers often sell a wide range of plants for use in gardens and landscapes. Your customers may manage a complex array of different landscape plantings, including woody trees and shrubs, woody ground cover beds, annual flower beds, herbaceous perennial beds, and mixed plantings (Figure 1). This complexity often makes weed management difficult. An integrated approach is the most economical and efficient way to control weeds, so knowing strategies for managing weeds in a variety of landscapes can help you advise customers.
- Author: Scott Oneto
This is a follow up article to a blog that my colleague, Guy Kyser wrote back in 2011 titled “Purple alert: Common Pokeweed”. Since that time, I probably get a dozen or so calls this time of year asking, “what is that huge weed growing in my yard with dark black berries and big green leaves.” Pokeweed!
I personally find this plant quite interesting. As a native to portions of the United States, it turns out this plant has a diverse history and in recent years it is being studied in cutting edge medical research and energy technology. Have I perked your interest? If so read on.