There is still time to register for the April 11th SJV Weed Science Extension Day at the Westside Research and Extension Center in Five Points (17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624).
The meeting at the Westside Center will focus on agronomic crops, ROWs, and tree and vine systems. The session will also include hands-on weed ID and nozzle selection/drift management training.
The meeting has been approved for 3.5 CDPR continuing education credits (other).
These presentations are free to attend although we do request that you register by calling the UCCE Merced County office at 209-385-7403 to reserve...
- Author: Brad Hanson
Links below about the 2018 UC Weed Day event:
First the video: https://youtu.be/XkUT_uSbxak Produced by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) Communications group posted a great video that captured a lot of highlights of the field portion of Weed Day as well as the interactions among the participants.
Next, the Weed Day writeup posted on the Plant Science Department's news feed (written.../span>
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
If you ever wished you were part of the UC Cooperative Extension Weed Science team, this may be your big opportunity!
Link to job posting: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=921
Link to all UCANR employment opportunities: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/
A recent announcement for the Twentynine Palms (CA) annual weed show got me thinking about how we (okay...I...) view unwanted plants. As a weed scientist, I spend >99% of my time thinking critically about weeds...specifically, their biology, ecology and management. The remainder of the time, I am actually enjoying them as botanical specimens worthy of admiration. In honor of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society's 75th (75th!!!!!) annual weed show (November 7 and 8, 2015), I'm providing you with something completely different...a few of my photographs highlighting weeds in their own unique glory.