- Author: Gale Perez
If you don't already have a copy of Weeds of California and Other Western States, here's your chance to get it at lowest price I've seen: $45.00 (this price is good through May 6, 2021.)
Weeds of California and Other Western States/h2>
- Author: Scott Oneto
Yellow Starthistle is a plant of Old-World origin that arrived in California in the mid 1800's. It is believed that it made its way to California in contaminated alfalfa seed from Europe. It is one of California's worst noxious weeds, infesting parks, rangelands, pastures, hay fields, orchards, vineyards, canal banks, roadsides, and other disturbed areas. Since its introduction, yellow starthistle has spread steadily and now infests nearly 15 million acres throughout the state. Disturbances created by cultivation, poorly timed mowing, road building and maintenance, or overgrazing favor this rapid colonizer. It forms dense infestations and rapidly depletes soil moisture, thus preventing the establishment of desirable species. The spiny...
- Author: Anne Manning
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Colorado State, OSU, UC Davis scientists among team looking to improve management of the world's most intractable species of weeds.
Anne Manning | Apr 22, 2021
Every multi-acre farmer and backyard gardener knows weeds are a constant, formidable foe of successful plant production. Across the globe, weed management demands billions of dollars in annual.../h3>
- Author: Todd Fitchette
- Posted by: Gale Perez
From Western FarmPress
The UC is suggesting practices that could help control spread of the wild rice type.
Written by Todd Fitchette | Apr 20, 2021
California rice growers with troublesome patches of weedy rice, or red rice, may want to.../h3>
- Author: Rebecca Ozeran
From roadsides in the city of Fresno to the oak woodlands in nearby Sequoia National Park, annual barleys and bromes are going to seed. In addition to a variety of other grasses, I often hear landowners, weed managers, pet owners, and veterinary advice blogs call these species "foxtails". This common name is applied to so many species that if someone tells me they have a foxtail issue, I have to ask to see it so that I know what species we need to manage.
Image: Hare barley in the spring, with fluffy spike seedheads.
The term "foxtail" also means different things in different contexts*. In the veterinary context, the term "foxtail" typically describes a grass seed that has barbed...