The old saying, “Everything's fine until it's not,” comes to mind when dealing with some tough to control perennial weeds in alfalfa production during the summertime. Such was the case for an alfalfa field in the Sacramento Valley, where weed control seemed good up until mid-summer, and then it wasn't. Perennial weeds that started off small and overlooked, grew through the season, persisting through multiple cuttings, including curly dock, plantain, and nutsedge. For tough to control weeds in alfalfa fields, one needs to determine: 1) What types of perennial weeds are present, and 2) How many of them are there, to make a decision on how to manage them. These sorts of weed issues can creep up quickly in older alfalfa...
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The following article is from the UC ANR Integrated Pest Management website, authored by Cheryl Wilen.
Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) is an aptly named summer annual found widely in California. Native...
“I hate crabgrass!” is a common lament I've heard from residents during my 35 years in UC Weed Science. However, four out of five times, the weed people are actually referring to is not crabgrass, but bermudagrass or dallisgrass. So why does knowing the name of the weed matter? It...
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Weed Day 2018 comes to UC Davis July 12
You can read about the latest weed-science research being conducted at UC Davis, but nothing beats seeing it for yourself. That's why pest control advisors, chemical company cooperators, faculty, students and regulatory officials continue to gather at UC Davis each July for Weed Day, an annual tour of the vast array of weed-control field trials underway.
This year's 62nd Annual Weed Day will be held Thursday, July 12, from/h2>