Sharing a survey seeking input on tree and vine cropping system weed control practices and interest in novel technologies as we develop research ideas and priorities with colleagues (and former UC weeders!) around the country.
Weeds can be a significant problem in berries, tree fruits, tree nuts, and vine crops (e.g. grapes, hops, etc.) especially after transplanting and during flowering and fruit and nut set. Herbicides are a.../span>
A quick link to a Vineyard Team podcast and workshop series on weed control in California winegrape production systems
A couple weed control presentations of interest by weed science academics include:
- John Roncoroni "A new focus on weed management"
- Scott Steinmaus "Science and controversy of glyphosate"
This article was originally prepared for the CWSS Research Update and News (December 2019 edition). You can see it and several other articles at the CWSS website. You can also get information on the annual California Weed Science Society Conference which will be held in Monterey during January 22-24, 2020.
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James Schaeffer and his UCCE and CSU Fresno colleagues are conducting a survey to gather information on a relatively new weed problem in orchard crops of the San Joaquin Valley. The species, alkaliweed (Cressa truxillensis) is a native perennial that can be a really difficult weed to control because 1) it is a perennial so not very senstive to PRE herbidies, 2) it is not very sensitive to glyphosate, and 3) it is very tolerant of saline soils where many other plant species do not grow well.
James' request and link to the survey is below
Several researchers in the UCD weed science program have been working on various aspects of glyphosate-resistant junglerice (Echinochloa colona) for the past few years. One of our undergraduate student interns, presented a poster at the 2018 Plant and Soil Conference (the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy) earlier this month in Fresno.
Drew reported on the (still in process) results of an experiment in which we grew seven populations of junglerice in growth chambers at 20, 30, and 40 C (~68, 86, 104 F) and treated them with a range of glyphosate doses (0, 0.5, and 1 lb ae/A). Drew, Sarah, and other lab members collected data on growth (biomass...