Yesterday was the 58th Annual Weed Day hosted by the UC Davis Weed Science Program and the UC Weed Research and Information Center.
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I think we had a really good program this year made up of a half-day field tour in the morning followed by lunch and an afternoon program of research presentations. We also had one of the highest number of participants (about 160 total) that we've had in a while. We've maxed out our registration for the past five or so years so this remains a popular...
I thought I'd make a quick post today to share links to several recent articles in the trade publication "CAPCA Advisor". This magazine is targeted towards Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA = California Association of Pest Control Advisors) and is published every two months. Most issues of CAPCA Advisor have at least one article written by UC Cooperative Extension pest control researchers.
The magazine has a nice web interface with the last 12 issues of the magazine and here are links to four reports by UC weed science researchers:
April 2014 - Richard Smith, UCCE Monterey...
From the UC Cooperative Extension Monterey County Crop Notes newsletter (March/April 2014)
Excellent weed control is essential for economically producing cilantro and parsley. Both crops have had various weed control challenges over the last few years. Cilantro and parsley are in the celery family and both are small acreage crops (cilantro 980 acres and parsley 533 acres in Monterey County in 2012) that are important to the local economy. In our modern production systems, both crops are planted in dense plantings (24-33 seedlines) on 80-inch wide beds. Parsley has been mechanically harvested for...
Here's more on Mark Lundy...
A new year and a new farm advisor in Colusa‐Sutter‐Yuba
Hello, I’m Mark Lundy, a new Agronomy Advisor in Colusa‐Sutter‐Yuba, based out of the Colusa office. With 2014 underway, I wanted to send out a brief note to introduce myself and give a brief sketch of some of the work I’ve initiated since I began in July of 2013.
Where are you from?
I’m from Arizona originally, but I’m starting my 9th year living here in California. For most of that time I’ve lived in or around Davis where I was a graduate student for 6 years and earned an MS in International Agricultural Development and a PhD in Horticulture and Agronomy. Prior to graduate...
See attached flyer for a University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Field Day at the West Side Research and Extension Center near Five Points, CA.
Six UC Farm Advisors and Specialists will discuss current research on virus, fungal, and insect pests of vegetable crops as well as conservation tillage and cropping system issues during the 8-11am program.
From a weed science perspective, two speakers, Kurt Hembree (Fresno Co) and Scott Stoddard (Merced/Madera Co) will discuss weed control research in drip-irrigated tomato.