From the UC Dry Bean blog on Jan. 30, 2020
With generous donations from seed companies and support from the California Dry Bean Advisory Board, we're working on two research projects in garbanzo beans this year. One is focusing on the herbicide Tough 5EC (pyridate) for broadleaf weed control in established garbanzo stands. Currently there are no herbicides registered for use in garbanzos after crop emergence except hooded sprays or directed sprays (not on the crop). Tough by Belchim Crop Protection, is currently being registered for use in garbanzos in other states. We're conducting two trials with Tough in garbanzos; one...
- Author: Steven Fennimore
At the recent CWSS meeting in Monterey there were a number of presentations on the impact of precision and robotic technology in weed management. The weed school consisted of presentations that detailed technology for large scale monitoring of agricultural fields as well as small autonomous weeding robots that differentiate crops from weeds and selectively kill the weeds in the same pass. Both scales of technology have their place. Large-scale cropping systems such as wheat in the great plains are grown on very large farms where efficiency and ability to monitor large areas at low-cost is essential. California vegetable farms tend to be much smaller and more intensive with workers in every field most every day for harvesting,...
- Author: Gale Perez
Mark your calendar...
Diagnosing Herbicide Symptoms 2020 course
July 14-15, 2020
Weed Day 2020
July 16, 2020
Aquatic Weed School 2020
Sept. 2-3, 2020
More information on these events to come.
- Posted by: Guy B Kyser
Dr. John Madsen (USDA-ARS Invasive Species and Pollinator Health, Davis, CA) just received the 2020 Outstanding Scientist Award from the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society. The letter of recognition says, among other things, "The Society recognizes you for your ongoing support of students, and your commitment, contributions and dedication to the field of aquatic plant management."
Dr. Madsen has participated in Weed RIC since 2014. He has developed a program studying phenology and management of waterhyacinth, Brazilian egeria, curlyleaf pondweed, and other species, concentrating mostly on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
- Author: Brad Hanson
On January 22, 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Interim Registration Review Decision on glyphosate.
Since this important herbicide has been a topic of considerable discussion in the past year (in fact, the report may have actually been released while I was attending a session focused on glyphosate at the recent California Weed Science Society conference with about 500 California weed managers), I'll post a few links to the EPA decision for those interested.
Here's a link to a good landing page for the Interim Decision...