- Author: Rebecca Ozeran
Many factors make weed management on federal public lands an interesting challenge.
In September I was invited to join one of the Sierra National Forest Rangeland Management Specialists to explore a medusahead infestation in one of the grazing allotments she manages. The infested meadow used to be a homestead, though the only obvious reminder is the cluster of still-productive apple trees in the middle of an otherwise grass-dominated site. Pines and other conifers border the meadow, and a forest road divides the meadow into two parts. The portion uphill of the road is steeper and has more trees interspersed with the herbaceous vegetation, while the downhill portion is a more expansive, gentler sloping meadow. Due to the...
- Author: John Miskella
- Author: Guy B Kyser
In late October we made our monthly trip to sample curlyleaf pondweed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. On an island in the lower San Joaquin river, we spotted goats eating waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and waterprimrose (Ludwigia sp.) along the shoreline.
The goats were accompanied by a benevolent and protective llama, who showed no interest in the weeds.
- Author: Brad Hanson
Its not too late to register for the San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course (November 12-14).
Here's a link to the webpage: https://ucanr.edu/sites/SJVSprayApplication/Home/
Here's a link to the full agenda: https://ucanr.edu/sites/SJVSprayApplication/Agenda/
- Author: Angelica Reddy
- Posted by: Guy B Kyser
Exotic water primroses (Ludwigia spp.) are aggressive invaders in both aquatic and riparian ecosystems. The plants form dense mats over the water surface. These mats constrain navigation and interfere with recreational activities, irrigation, drainage, and agricultural production. Rapid growth of these weeds also displace native plants and wildlife in aquatic ecosystems.
In the US, several exotic Ludwigia taxa have naturalized and become invasive: Ludwigia hexapetala, L. peploides subsp. peploides, L. peploides subsp. montevidensis, and L. grandiflora. Stakeholders are eager to get these weeds under control by all means necessary and one option is...
Reposted from the UCANR Sacramento Valley Field Crops blog
Mechanical cultivation is a useful tool in controlling herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass individuals in a rainfed wheat system but is only about half as effective as Axial in reducing overall pressure from Italian ryegrass (expressed as a percentage of total groundcover). Growers should consider multiple approaches (chemical and mechanical) and integrate IPM strategies to reduce the spread of resistance among...