From the Retail Nursery an Garden Center IPM News Fall 2018 newsletter
Managing Weeds in Landscapes
Nurseries and garden centers often sell a wide range of plants for use in gardens and landscapes. Your customers may manage a complex array of different landscape plantings, including woody trees and shrubs, woody ground cover beds, annual flower beds, herbaceous perennial beds, and mixed plantings (Figure 1). This complexity often makes weed management difficult. An integrated approach is the most economical and efficient way to control weeds, so knowing strategies for managing weeds in a variety of landscapes can help you advise customers.
- Author: Gale Perez
The County of Orange Agricultural Commissioner's office is looking to fill multiple vacancies that require either a Pest Control Adviser License (PCA) or a Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC).
If interested in learning more, please click on the link to the job opportunity below. If you have questions.../span>
- Author: Gale Perez
The UC Statewide IPM Program, which is a part of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is hiring for an Urban IPM Educator. This position is part of the Urban and Community IPM unit. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM, the Urban IPM Educator will support the urban IPM outreach and education program by coordinating activities, carrying out train-the-trainer educational programs, working with UC ANR academics and staff, developing materials, and delivering information to urban audiences throughout the state through a variety of mechanisms. The Educator participates in program planning and supports the efforts of the Associate Director to...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Have you registered for the...
2018 Salinas Valley Weed School
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
8:00 AM-12 noon
Agricultural Center Conference Room
1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA
8:00 Registration (no fee required) and refreshments
8:30 Vegetable Weed Control Update
Richard Smith, Vegetable Crop and Weed Science Farm Advisor, Monterey County
9:00 Regulatory Update on the Use of Dacthal in Vegetables in Monterey County
Steve Fennimore, Extension Vegetable Weed...
- Author: Devii R. Rao
This past spring a San Benito County rancher came to my office with a weed from her property. She said it had been on the property for decades; she thought she knew what it was, but wasn't 100% sure.
Although I did not know what it was, its structure reminded me of a plant I had seen on weed pamphlets and in plastic weed bouquets back in 2004 when I was an intern with the Marin/Sonoma Weed Management Area (WMA). At that time, a group of people concerned about invasive weeds gave those pamphlets and bouquets to our state legislators, during an Invasive Weed Day at the Capitol.
Since I didn't know the identity of the rancher's weed, I sent photos to a couple botanists. They both agreed that the plant was Russian knapweed...