- Author: Amber C. Vinchesi
Postharvest management of weeds in annual systems is important to prevent larger weed problems the following year. For tomatoes, perennial weeds like field bindweed and little mallow can be especially problematic. Little mallow, or cheeseweed, is a winter annual broadleaf that can also be a short-lived perennial. It develops a strong taproot so control can be challenging. Field bindweed, a deep-rooted perennial, is very difficult to control once established. Cultivation is usually necessary for established bindweed, but seedling bindweed can be effectively controlled with trifluralin as a layby treatment.
Many fields in the Sacramento Valley are prepped in the fall and left fallow over the winter until planting in the...
- Author: Gale Perez
The Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (COAREC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
This position is for Integrated Pest Management is located in Madras, Oregon at Oregon State University's (OSU) Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (COAREC) (http://oregonstate.edu/dept/coarc/), with an academic home in the Department of Crop and Soil Science (CSS).
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- Posted by: Gale Perez
Director, Western Integrated Pest Management Center
Academic Coordinator III
Location Headquarters: UC ANR Building, Second Street, Davis, California
SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full consideration, submit application materials by February 15, 2019. Those received after February 15, 2019, may be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is seeking a Director...
The cantaloupe industry in California is in the middle of a huge paradigm shift, transitioning from classic western shipper varieties that require multiple harvests, to new Harper varieties, also known as LSL (Long Shelf Life) melons. Purported benefits include less labor at harvest and prolonged superior quality at the grocery store. Examples of Harper-type melons are the Infinite Gold, Fiji, Caribbean King and Caribbean Gold. Due to grower and buyer interest, seed companies are rapidly expanding the number of varieties with this trait.
However, LSL varieties are expensive hybrids relative to older, open pollinated cultivars, and seed costs can become a significant portion of the total cost of production, with some estimates...
- Re-posted by: Gale Perez
An exciting opportunity is now open today thru December 27, 2018 in USAJOBS for the
Pacific West Region Plant Ecologist/IPM Program Manager
GS-0408-12 FT-Permanent position.
Incumbent will help shape PWR Vegetation Management with the primary goal of serving and supporting our parks. In addition, the position will coordinate the Region's Integrated Pest Management Program, working at all levels of the organization from WASO to on-the-ground park issues. Duty station is at the PWRO in San Francisco.
There is plenty of room for being creative and solutions-oriented as part of a dedicated PWR Natural...