- Author: Gale Perez
The annual California Rice Field Day is coming up on Wed., Aug. 26, 2015 at the Rice Experiment Station (RES) in Biggs, California. This is one of my favorite field days:
- the station is impressive
- the fields tours are educational with up-to-date information
- it's a half day event 8:30-12 noon
- they offer a couple of CEUs for PCAs, QALs, QACs, and Private applicators certificate holders
- the event is free AND
- lunch is included--expect a rice dish or two.
This year, Kassim Al-Khatib is.../span>
- Author: Steve Orloff
Alfalfa is an excellent competitor with weeds. There is no better weed control method than a dense stand of alfalfa. However, even with a good stand, some weeds can get a foothold and infest the crop reducing its marketability. Most growers have an effective program to control winter annual weeds with a dormant season herbicide application. When it comes to summer annual weeds, grasses, such as green and yellow foxtail and barnyardgrass (also called watergrass), have historically been the most troublesome. While these weeds continue to be a major issue, there also appears to be an increase in pigweeds (both redroot and Palmer amaranth) in many areas of the state including the Central Valley, Intermountain Region and High...
From the May 2014 Tulare County UC Cooperative Extension "Field Crop Notes" newsletter
Managing Junglerice in Corn
by Steve Wright and Carol Frate
Introduction. The summer annual grass weed junglerice (Echinocloa colona) has become a difficult problem to control in corn fields in the southern San Joaquin Valley, especially minimum till...
- Author: Brad Hanson
See the attached position advertisement for a postdoctoral research position at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, CA.
Project Background and Position Description:
We offer a post-doctoral position to work with the RES Rice Breeding Program in screening and evaluating tolerance of rice germplasm and available mutant populations to herbicides for weed control in rice. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and testing screening protocols for different herbicides in the lab, greenhouse and rice field, as well as develop additional mutant populations using chemical or...
Here's more on Mark Lundy...
A new year and a new farm advisor in Colusa‐Sutter‐Yuba
Hello, I’m Mark Lundy, a new Agronomy Advisor in Colusa‐Sutter‐Yuba, based out of the Colusa office. With 2014 underway, I wanted to send out a brief note to introduce myself and give a brief sketch of some of the work I’ve initiated since I began in July of 2013.
Where are you from?
I’m from Arizona originally, but I’m starting my 9th year living here in California. For most of that time I’ve lived in or around Davis where I was a graduate student for 6 years and earned an MS in International Agricultural Development and a PhD in Horticulture and Agronomy. Prior to graduate...