- Author: Guy B Kyser
Joe DiTomaso and I, with several other coauthors, have almost finished the “Medusahead Management Guide for the Western States.” This project is supported by a grant from Western IPM. In requesting funding for this project, we noted that
- Medusahead is a problem both on low-elevation foothill rangeland and in Great Basin ecosystems, and management is very different in these two regions. As a result, there is often confusion about the best management strategies for different areas.
- Each of the coauthors is asked to give several talks per year on medusahead control to growers' meetings in and out of state.
- There hasn't been a comprehensive, multi-state guide for growers recently, if ever, and...
- Author: Brad Hanson
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...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Based on the bestselling Weeds of California and Other Western States, the Weed Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards is the perfect pocket-sized companion for anyone working in the field.
These 48 cards cover the most common weeds, grouped into 8 categories for easy identification.
- Broadleaf annuals, erect
- Broadleaf annuals, low growing
- Broadleaf annual, scrambling
- Broadleaf perennials, not viney
- Broadleaf perennials, viney
- Grass annuals
- Grass perennials
Each weed is identified by a description and excellent close-up color photographs of...
- Author: Brad Hanson
Grape Pest Management—Third Edition
Link to the long-awaited 3rd edition of the Grape Pest Management Guide
The 2nd ed. was published in 1992, so this edition has been a gestating a long time! The depth of the informaton (and the color photos) make it a fantastic guide and I'll be getting one for my bookshelf. ...
- Author: Gale Perez
Small smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus) is a grass that grows well in irrigated pastures but is not palatable to livestock. So what happens if it grows well and it doesn't get eaten? It takes over the pasture! Learn some simple control measures that will keep this weed in check.