- Author: Gale Perez
Knocking Out Noxious Weeds on Rangelands
11/9/2016 • Woodland, CA
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12/13/2016 • Eureka, CA
12/14/2016 • Susanville, CA
The direct annual cost to monitor and control invasive plants in California is $82 million, and the indirect economic impacts are even larger. Join the fight to reduce noxious weeds and get trained at the 2016 Workshop Series!
- Highlights of cost-effective approaches that...
- Author: Thomas Getts
Recently I was a participant on an educational noxious weed tour in Sierra Valley. It is a beautiful mountain valley where most agricultural production is devoted to grazing and hay production. The tour was set up by the Plumas Weeds group, to show land managers and ranchers various noxious weeds which are invading Sierra Valley. We discussed identification, biology, and control options for a variety of weed species. One of the questions which was inevitably brought up for each species was: “How long is the soil seed life of this weed?” This question led to interesting conversations.
When we stopped to look at hoary cress (Lepidium Draba) we had a relatively optimistic conversation. Hoary cress is a B list...
- Author: Brad Hanson
A repost and link today to a recent Weed Science Society of America press release entitled: "WSSA Scientists Stress the Importance of Early Response to Invasive Weeds" Click the link to go to the full article.
I'll also give kudos to the WSSA web team on the brand new redesigned (and really sharp-looking Society webpage here: http://wssa.net/ A great resource for weed science info, jobs, and links to issues...
- Re-posted by: Gale Perez
In the United States, only species listed on state or federal noxious weed lists are regulated. According to our analysis, these regulatory lists poorly represent invasive plants in unmanaged (i.e., nonagricultural) systems. To improve the representation of invasive plants on state regulatory lists, we recommend allocating listing authority to invasive species councils and provide guidance for the science-based reform of noxious weed lists. We also recommend commercial best practices to test for invasiveness prior to intentional introduction of new plant products. Finally, we introduce a negligence liability scheme to discourage the introduction of potential invaders. If adopted, our recommendations could benefit nonagricultural...
- Author: Rebecca Miller-Cripps
- Contributor: Wendy West
Collaboration between Partners May Be an Effective Way to Fund Wildland Weed Control Projects
Many funding sources for weed eradication have been reduced or completely eliminated. According to the California Assembly Budget Committee's annual Preliminary Review of the Governor's Proposed 2012-13 State Budget, the California Department of Food and Agriculture will absorb a permanent budget reduction of $12 million in program cuts, in addition to a $19 million budget reduction in 2011-12. Funding for Weed Management Areas (WMAs) has been reduced to the...