Jaspreet Sidhu is the UC Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor in Kern County.
Glyphosate, a popular non-selective herbicide is widely used in agriculture to provide cost-effective, broad-spectrum weed control in more than 100 crops. It is also one of the most heavily used herbicides in Kern County in crops such as almonds, grapes, alfalfa, etc. The proximity of potato fields planted to glyphosate treated areas/crops increases the potential for damage to potato crop due to herbicide drift. The most common ways that potatoes can be exposed to glyphosate are through.../span>
From the California Agriculture 75(2):83-89. https://doi.org/10.3733/ca.2021a0011
The invasive annual grasses barb goatgrass (Aegilops triuncialis L.) and medusahead (Elymus caput-medusae L.) are widespread in western states and present management challenges on grasslands. To develop an integrated management strategy for these species, we treated sites in five pastures in Mendocino County, comparing combinations of intensive sheep...
Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro contain glyphosate, bifenthrin and permethrin and CDFA has issued a stop order for use on organic farms in the state of California. The press release is shown below.
STOP USE NOTICE ON ORGANIC PESTICIDE PRODUCTS WHACK OUT WEEDS! and ECOMIGHT-PRO
July 30, 2021 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) State Organic Program (SOP) is issuing this Stop Use Notice regarding the use of W.O.W. (WHACK OUT WEEDS!) and ECOMIGHT-PRO products manufactured by EcoMight LLC. These products are herbicides that are marketed and labeled as organic.
W.O.W (WHACK OUT WEEDS!) and...
Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides in orchard crops in California both in terms of treated acres and amount of active ingredient applied. Weed managers are generally familiar with the attributes of glyphosate as a postemergence herbicide. Duke and Powles (2008) published an article in Pest...
From the Topics in Subtropics newsletter (8/26/2020)
Removing Avocado Suckers with Glyphosate
This is not good. You find an avocado tree with sun blotch or it is time to thin the orchard and you remove the offending tree. You know that if you don't remove the sucker, you'll end up with some rootstock growth that just gets in the way of the other trees. Avocado suckers can look like a valued tree until it's time for harvest several years later, and then you are likely to find that it's not the.../h3>