- Author: Cheryl A. Wilen
Just a quick note about soil seed banks. If you are not familiar with the term, it is where seeds are stored in the soil until conditions are appropriate for germination or where they decompose. There are thousands of seeds in a seed bank and not all will germinate at any given time or any given set of conditions. That's one of the reasons annual weeds are a problem year after year, even if you kill the current year's weeds before they produce seeds.
If you need proof, I'm attaching a photo of a plot that was tall fescue turf for the past 5 years and there were few weeds in the plots. I then shut off off the water for a few months and the fescue died. I recently started irrigating a few plots and up came a bumper crop of...
- Author: Brad Hanson
... well, a new name and new uses for a familiar product anyway.
I received a notification today that Dow AgroSciences received California registration for TrellisTM herbicide for use in grapes and tree nuts.
The active ingredient in Trellis, isoxaben, may be familiar to folks who have used Gallery T&V herbicide which was registered in 1998. This is a residual herbicide that will provide several months of control for a fairly broad range of broadleaf weeds (minor activity on some grasses). For more info, go to the UC Weed RIC "herbicide susceptibility chart" and scroll down to isoxaben (Gallery) in the herbicide window or read the Trellis label...
- Posted By: Gale Perez
- Written by: Luis Espino
A new weed has been identified in California rice. Its name is winged primrose willow (WPW), and it is a weed in rice fields in the southern US. So far this weed has been identified only in fields near Richvale. The Butte County Ag Commissioner is working to make sure this weed doesn't spread to other areas. The UC Davis Rice Weed Science Project and UCCE is collecting information about its biology, possible impact and management.
Don't confuse WPW with other waterprimroses, similar weeds that are usually seen around rice fields and ditches and are prostrate. WPW habit is erect, the yellow flowers have 4 petals, and the stem has wings or membranes that run longitudinally. Unlike other waterprimroses, WPW can grow within...
- Author: Gale Perez
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Weed Management Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), Department of Agronomy & Horticulture invites applications for a Weed Management Specialist, Assistant Professor, 12-month, tenure-track position, with 50% extension and 50% research responsibilities. The focus of this position is on weed management in Nebraska cropping systems, and integrated weed management practices for environmental risk reduction. To review a complete listing of the position description and to apply, go to: http://employment.unl.edu and search for requisition # 120002 and complete the Faculty Academic...
- Author: Gale Perez
The Kikuyugrass Pest Notes (Publ. 7458) has been revised. View the publication information online or as a PDF (http://ucipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7458.html.) Pest Notes are produced by the UC Statewide IPM Program.