- Author: Thomas Jabusch
- Posted by: Guy B Kyser
Arundo donax is devastating to riparian habitat and becoming increasingly widespread in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta. To counter this growing problem, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Delta Conservancy) envisions a delta-wide, long-term Arundo Control and Restoration Program to treat Arundo infestations and restore native vegetation to improve habitat along Delta waterways.
Since 2014, the Delta Conservancy has led a pilot project controlling Arundo and restoring riparian forest habitat in the Cache Slough Complex, funded by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and partnered with the Solano Resource Conservation District (SRCD) and Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC). As part of the Delta...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Hands-on approach to Weed Science School 2019
Most of us learn best by doing, which is why Weed Science School 2019 promises to be better than ever this year.
The course offers more hands-on training and will include four rotations where participants can be involved in weed identification, spray nozzle demonstration, an adjuvant demonstration, and an herbicide symptomology lab. In addition, we provide several lectures on weed biology, ecology, organic weed management techniques, herbicides action and resistant management and prevention discussions, as well as various aspects on environmental fate of herbicides.
- Author: Brad Hanson
Sharing a plug for a weed science short course at Colorado State University for a colleague.
"A Short Course on Herbicide Mode of Action and Herbicide Resistance". This course has been traditionally held at the University of Tennessee Knoxville but will be moved to Fort Collins, Colorado for the 2019 version. See the attached flyer for more info and contact information.
Stay tuned also for the official announcement, agenda, and registration information for UC Weed Science School (Aug 20-22, 2019).
- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
There are TWO upcoming weed science extension days in the San Joaquin Valley this April.
The first will be held on the 2nd of April at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier (9240 South Riverbend Road, Parlier CA 93648) and the second will be held on April 11th at the Westside Research and Extension Center in Five Points (17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624).
The meeting at the Kearney Center will focus on rangeland, turf, and tree and vine systems while the meeting at the Westside Center will focus on agronomic crops, ROWs, and tree and vine systems. Both meetings will open with hands-on weed ID and nozzle...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
The February 2019 issue of the Farm Advisor's Update by Tom Getts (Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor) is out.
- Winter Annual Weed Control in Alfalfa (Avoiding Crop Injury with Roundup)
- Purple Flowers, Pokey Leaves and Deep Roots: Canada Thistle Control Trial
- Update: Scotch Thistle Control in the Spring and Fall