- Re-posted by: Gale Perez
From the Pests in the Urban Landscape blog on Feb. 26, 2020
Plantain weeds Pest Notes updated - Feb 26, 2020
Plantains are common weeds in lawns, athletic fields, ornamental plantings, roadsides, and pastures. Two species, broadleaf and buckhorn plantains (Plantago major and P. lanceolate) are commonly found throughout California year-round.
Plantains grow well in irrigated turf and lawns that are frequently mowed since they grow low to the ground. They can be a major pest for turfgrass managers since they grow in dense...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Cheryl Wilen let me know there's a LEAP DAY sale on UC ANR Publications--a special discount of 29% off.
She says, "...Weeds of California book is at a great price with the discount."
Here's your chance to get your weed science books (actually any ANR book) at a 29% discount. ONE-DAY SALE on Feb..../span>
- Author: Gale Perez
The USB Take Action initiative and university weed scientists across the region have developed a free webinar series covering various weed and herbicide management issues. Each webinar will have two weed scientists giving presentations.../h3>
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,...