- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
My name is Lynn Sosnoskie and I recently joined the University of California Cooperative Extension Team as a Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor for Merced and Madera Counties based out of the Merced office.
I grew up in a small coal mining town in central Pennsylvania. While working on my undergraduate degree, I became intrigued by plants and plant biology following a Botany class field trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Two years later I was lucky enough to secure an internship at that same garden. I worked in the horticulture industry for three years before beginning my master's degree in the field of plant pathology at the University of Delaware. I changed my area...
- Author: Brad Hanson
Long-time member of the California weed science community Steve Orloff passed away on October 3, 2017 after a brief fight with cancer.
Steve spent his 33 year career as a UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, initially in the high desert of southern California and for the past 20+ years in northern California in Siskiyou County. Steve was an important contributor to the UC's weed science program but he was perhaps even more engaged with researchers, farmers, and the agricultural industry as a forage and cereals agronomist. Dan Putnam and Rob Wilson wrote a really
- Author: Mariano Galla
Feather fingergrass, a summer annual weed native to warm temperate regions worldwide is becoming more and more common in the northern Sacramento Valley. It can be found in agricultural fields, orchards, roadsides and canals. This tuft forming grass, can be 1.5 to 2.5 feet tall and forms umbel like inflorescence: a cluster of short stalks originating from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs.
Feather fingergrass is a tough weed and it can be difficult to control. In addition, cases of glyphosate resistant populations have been reported in other countries and thus, unfortunately, it may develop resistance in California too.
I am planning to conduct some herbicide screening trials to evaluate control options and...
- Author: Gale Perez
The UC ANR Academic Personnel Unit has begun recruitment for the
Area CE Advisor for Agronomic Cropping Systems/Weed Science
serving Glenn, Butte and Tehama Counties.
LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Orland, Glenn County, California
CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 11, 2016 (open until filled)
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for agronomic cropping systems/weed science will conduct a multi-county extension, education and applied research program in Glenn, Butte and Tehama Counties. Primary crops in this region include forage crops, alfalfa, corn, and wheat....
From the UC Rice Blog :: 4/25/2016
Author: Luis Espino
In addition to the well-known rice weeds we deal with every year, there are a couple of weeds I want to bring to your attention this year. One is an invasive and the other has been with us for a while.
The winged primrose willow was identified in 2011 in several rice fields near Richvale in Butte County. Since then it has spread to several other fields, up to 3.5 miles south of Richvale. Winged primrose willow was recently given an “A” pest rating by CDFA. What this...