- Author: Bob Johnson
- Posted by: Gale Perez
From the weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, Ag Alert • Dec. 2, 2020 • California Farm Bureau Federation
Advisors seek practical use of steam in weed control
By Bob Johnson
Steam-treating a shallow band of soil within the seed line before planting may offer, when combined with advanced cultivators, an economical weed control option for organic farmers and conventional growers looking to reduce herbicide use.
University of California specialists said their research in Salinas Valley vegetable fields this year showed the technique can significantly reduce weed pressure.../h2>
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Steven Fennimore of the University of California, Davis, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to work in Uruguay in agriculture. Fennimore will conduct research and teaching at the INIA Las Brujas horticultural field station as part of a project to develop sustainable weed management systems in specialty crops.
Fennimore is a faculty member in the