- Posted By: Brad Hanson
- Written by: Kurt Hembree, Ryan Allen, Curtis Rainbolt, Jim Mueller et al., Richard Smith and Larry Bettiga, Emilio Laca et al., and others
Today I thought I'd put in a plug for the California Weed Science Society (CWSS) annual meeting to be held January 23-25, 2012 in Santa Barbara. Information on the meeting can be found in the October newsletter at: http://www.cwss.org/PDF/CWSS_Fall_2011_Newsletter.pdf and links to the Program and Registration can be found at: http://www.cwss.org/. The main CWSS page also has information on a new Photo Contest, the Student Paper and Poster Contest, the Student Scholarship Program, and Awards and Honors presented to students and members last year.
Also, I've attached a link to the
- Posted By: Joseph DiTomaso
- Written by: Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis
The Weed Research and Information Center (WeedRIC) has developed three educational on-line videos that are directed towards homeowners and Master Gardeners. These three videos are housed on the wric.ucdavis.edu website under the Quick Links Online Education Program button. There is no cost for their use. The first video focus on weed identification and the resources available to determine the identity of hundreds of weed species. This is a 30 min video that provides an overview of the herbarium and how scientists use keys to identify plants. It then goes into detail on the various interactive identification programs, including the on-line program also housed on the WeedRIC website. The second video describes the principles that are...
- Author: Gale Perez
Union Pacific invites applications for a management position overseeing their vegetation control program for the Western Region.
The basic purpose of position:
- manage the vegetation control program for the Western Region
- lead and manage the Western Region overall fleet leasing with the highest quality of service while monitoring the strategic cost of ownership to achieve the lowest total operating expenses
- manage the regional engineering forecast timely and accurately while monitoring and analyzing operating expenses
Preference will be given to candidates with an educational background that includes non-crop weed science. Starting salary is $74,000/year. The closing date is Nov....
- Posted By: Oleg Daugovish
- Written by: Oleg Daugovish
Yellow nutsedge found a good home in warmer areas of California and purple nutsedge is sometimes present as well. In bare-ground soils the depth of roots and tubers varies from few inches to two feet, but we wanted to know how does yellow nutsedge grow and produce tubers in beds covered with plastic mulch. Plasticulture in increasingly common and almost all strawberries, fresh market peppers, tomatoes and some other crops on the coast are grown on mulched beds. In previous studies we have identified barriers that are dense enough to resist sharp tips of nutsedge shoots and are either water resistant or protected from wetness with low density mulch. The barriers were more economical than hand-weeding, gave nearly 100% control of nutsedge...
- Posted By: Gale Perez
- Written by: Janet Byron, (510) 665-2194, firstname.lastname@example.org Janet White, (510) 665-2201, email@example.com
Producing 85 percent of the nation’s strawberries, California growers urgently need alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation if they are to maintain yields. Methyl bromide has been phased out for all but critical uses because it depletes ozone in the upper atmosphere.
UC scientists now report that use of totally impermeable film in strawberry fields can improve the effectiveness of a widely-used MB alternative known as 1,3-D (1,3, dichloropropene). Use of the film reduces the amount of 1,3-D needed to maintain yields, while lowering field emissions overall.
The strawberry industry is highly dependent on soil fumigation to control pests and maintain high yields. The methyl bromide alternative, 1,3-D, can be used...