From the Livestock and Range blog
Did you miss the Weed Management for Small Acreage Workshop? Don't worry! Here's the link to all the presentations: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLjlfxpbNglYGn38KY94aoo6z3pLjo7E4.
- Poisonous Plants
- Yellow Starthistle Control
- Herbicide Resistant Weeds
- Weed ID and Management 101
- 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: Rebecca Ozeran
From roadsides in the city of Fresno to the oak woodlands in nearby Sequoia National Park, annual barleys and bromes are going to seed. In addition to a variety of other grasses, I often hear landowners, weed managers, pet owners, and veterinary advice blogs call these species "foxtails". This common name is applied to so many species that if someone tells me they have a foxtail issue, I have to ask to see it so that I know what species we need to manage.
Image: Hare barley in the spring, with fluffy spike seedheads.
The term "foxtail" also means different things in different contexts*. In the veterinary context, the term "foxtail" typically describes a grass seed that has barbed...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Thanks to Jim Farrar for sharing the announcement below. There are talks on CHEATGRASS and VENTENATA on Feb. 26.
SCIENCEx Invasive Species webinars
US Forest Service is hosting a week-long series of webinars on invasive pests: https://www.fs.fed.us/research/sciencex-webinars/
When: February 22-26, 2021 :: 12:30-1:30 Pacific / 1:30-2:30 Mountain / 2:30-3:30 Central / 3:30-4:30...
If you missed the Managing Weeds in Grasslands and Rangelands in the Context of Fire in California webinar on Nov. 18, 2020 (9 AM-12 noon PST), you're in luck. We have the recordings of each presentation here.
Managing Weeds in Grasslands and Rangelands
in the Context of Fire in California
Click for FULL WEBINAR recording
Moderator ▪ Whitney Brim-DeForest, Sutter-Yuba County...