- Posted by: Gale Perez
Here's Patrick Cavanaugh interviewing Drew Wolter (UC Davis graduate student with the Hanson Lab.)
Original source: California Ag Today Podcasts with Patrick Cavanaugh/span>
- Author: Thomas Getts
Over the past two seasons I have been involved with testing an experimental herbicide for weed control in alfalfa. There was an initial trial implemented at the Intermountain REC in Tulelake California during the 2019 growing season. The main goal of the trial was to test crop safety of an experimental herbicide on alfalfa where applications were made between cuttings. As I was already putting a trial out, it seemed worthwhile to test various other treatments for comparative crop safety. (Some of the treatments tested are registered for use between cuttings, others are not. Both registered and unregistered products were tested. Always read and follow the label whenever using a pesticide).
However, this blog post is not going to...
From the UC Rice Blog (https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=42838)
A new herbicide is available this year for use in California rice: RebelEX®, manufactured by Corteva. It is a premix of two other well-known herbicides: Clincher® and Granite SC®, both from Corteva. The active ingredients in RebelEX® are cyhalofop (same as Clincher®) and penoxsulam (same as Granite SC®). Since it contains cyhalofop, it is important to check with your respective counties on the buffer zones and aerial application restrictions for...
New to cover crops? What alternatives are there and how does one figure out what might work in your special situation? Well, be one of the first to test out a new software program developed by Shulamit Shroder, our Climate Smart Specialist in Kern County. She would love to get feed back on how it works and can be improved.
How many different cover crops can you count in this photo?
Richard Smith is the Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Farm Advisor in Monterey County, California.
Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) in the Salinas Valley is a tospovirus that is spread primarily by western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis). It has a wide host range of over 600 species of plants, including vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes and peppers, ornamental such as fuchsias, dahlias and gazanias, and many weeds (see below). In the summer months when INSV is well established, lettuce production fields serve as the primary host of the virus, and thrips fly from infected fields that are being harvested to younger unharvested fields, and in that way, propagate and spread...