The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Steven Fennimore of the University of California, Davis, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to work in Uruguay in agriculture. Fennimore will conduct research and teaching at the INIA Las Brujas horticultural field station as part of a project to develop sustainable weed management systems in specialty crops.
Fennimore is a faculty member in the
- Author: Chris McDonald
As the summer heat is finally nearing its end, and its officially fall on the calendar, there unfortunately is a new crop of weeds flowering right now. Some of our summer annuls have started to go to seed, others are just about ready, and others are already starting to senesce. In order to manage these weeds, managers must stop the plants from reproducing. With our summer annuals that means stopping the plants from producing seeds, right about now, (or maybe three weeks ago).
However, treating a giant tumbleweed right now isn't really my favorite activity. I'd rather spend my time treating small tumbleweeds and working more effectively and also using less labor and/or herbicides to do it in the process....
- Posted by: Gale Perez
From the Pests in the Urban Landscape blog :: Sept. 23, 2019
ANR: Agricultural and Natural Resources
UC ANR's charge is research and extension and we provide guidance about how to manage weeds using registered pesticides and by non-chemical methods. UC ANR includes information in its publications on how to effectively and safely use glyphosate where it is legal to do so as well as provide options for alternative chemical and non-chemical approaches for managing weeds.
UC ANR recognizes that the use of any pesticide carries risks,...
From the ANR News Blog on Sept. 19, 2019
The USDA has announced it will allow the release of a weevil (Ceratapion basicorne) in the United States to help control yellow starthistle, an invasive weed found in 40 of the lower 48 states, reported Capital Public Radio. The weevils will initially be released in California.
Ceratapion basicorne is native to Eurasia, the same area where yellow starthistle originated. Yellow starthistle is thought to have been introduced into California from Chile during the Gold Rush. The weed readily took hold in California...
- Author: Patrick Moran
- Editor: Guy B Kyser
Arundo or giant reed (Arundo donax) is invasive in riparian areas in much of central and southern California, as well as other parts of the U.S. In the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, arundo grows on islands and along the edges of sloughs and canals. It is also common along the water's edge in the watersheds upstream of the Delta. This giant grass can grow to 20 ft tall or more and from a distance might be mistaken for corn. Arundo stems act like giant straws, wasting Delta water as the stems rapidly grow during the spring and summer. Dense mature patches of arundo block access to water, destabilize flood levees and constitute a fire hazard. For these reasons, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various state and local agencies...