- Author: Rebecca Ozeran
Thanks to the recent hot weather (already surpassing 90 degrees several days in a row), we are starting to see the lush green hills near Fresno transition into gold. The much-needed rain we received this spring could unfortunately create a problem in the coming summer: thick forage growth can quickly turn into fuel for fire season.
So, what does this have to do with weed management?
Before wildfire, weeds can be fuel;after wildfire, weeds can spread.
The main fuels in the valley and foothills are typically grasses. Even non-weedy grass species can be an issue if grazing livestock (and hardworking landscapers) can't keep up with grass growth before summer. Annual grasses are great...
- Author: Rebecca Ozeran
Saturday, May 11 • 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ruth McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve (Fresno County)
22477 Auberry Rd, Clovis
Join us for a hands-on, field-based day exploring weed identification, management options, and local best practices! Topics include chemical and cultural weed control, post-fire...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Topic: UC Ag Experts Talk: Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds in Orchard Crops
Description: One hour webinar about glyphosate-resistant weed management in orchards, delivered by Dr. Brad Hanson. One CEU (other) from the DPR is approved.
Time: Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Recorded version will be published on UC IPM YouTube channel about a week after the webinar.
The link to register is https://ucanr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96wd2GBMQl2Ou4i4oSwTTg
More information about the...
- Author: Brad Hanson
2019 Automated Weeder and Thinner Demonstration and Field Day
The 2019 Automated Weeder and Thinner Demonstration and Field day will take place on Tuesday, May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the USDA Spence Research Field Station, 1572 Old Stage Road. Automated technologies are helping to fill the gap in the supply of labor that is occurring in the farming community. At this field day weeders and automated lettuce thinners developed by a number of companies will be demonstrated on lettuce plantings. Both driven and autonomous machines that use a variety of different mechanisms to remove unwanted plants will be available for viewing. These technologies are useful to both conventional and organic producers....
- Author: Thomas Getts
Students, this if for you!!
The California Weed Science Society has announced students can apply for either Scholarships or Undergraduate Research Awards, which can be valued up to $2,000. Awards will be given to students who demonstrate a strong interest in weed science, or invasive plant management. In order to apply students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited California University.
Please share this announcement with all students who may be interested or eligible.
Award recipients are required to present a poster or paper at the annual CWSS conference, in Monterey CA, January 22-24th, 2020. (For conference travel there will be travel assistance available to students.)