Several years ago, I had what seemed like a great weed research idea.
My idea addressed a serious agricultural weed problem in California, it was applicable to several cropping systems, it used an integrated approach to weed management, and it utilized a pretty novel approach (or so I thought). I proudly laid out this idea to my UC weed science colleague at a meeting, only to hear "That's great Brad but I think your predecessor tried that in the late 80's and it didn't work very well". After my damaged pride recovered a bit, I started thinking about the volume of research that we do that is not very easy to find out about after it is done.
As scientists, we often think about...
Rice Weed Course
Friday, September 16, 2016
Hamilton Road Field
(on West Hamilton Rd. between Hwy. 99 & Riceton Hwy.)
and Rice Experiment Station, Biggs, CA
Meeting announcement from the Weed Science Society of America. Brad
To Those Concerned About the Explosion of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds,
Attached you will find more information regarding the upcoming 2nd Herbicide Resistance Summit. In addition to this information, a few notes:
- For those who will not be able to attend the meeting in Washington, a live webcast will be available. Check the WSSA website for the link to this webcast at www.wssa.net .
- For those participating via webcast, there will be an email address provided for submission of comments....
Yesterday was the 58th Annual Weed Day hosted by the UC Davis Weed Science Program and the UC Weed Research and Information Center.
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I think we had a really good program this year made up of a half-day field tour in the morning followed by lunch and an afternoon program of research presentations. We also had one of the highest number of participants (about 160 total) that we've had in a while. We've maxed out our registration for the past five or so years so this remains a popular...