- Author: Gale Perez
"Who says you can't know all those wild things growing in the field you didn't put there? Here's a chance to learn what they are for cheap. UC Publications is having a book sale and they are a deal until February 14."
These are the lowest prices I've seen for these...
- Author: Brad Hanson
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced earlier this month several new or updated educational publications about weeds and weed impacts that will be of interest to both the scientific community as well as the general public.
Click here for the press release and an overview of the publications. Or you can get to the individual publications by clicking below:
- Weed Definitions (weeds, noxious weeds, invasive weeds, and "superweeds" among...
After four years of drought, turfgrass has taken a beating. Some people have turned off the water—the turf has turned into a few patches of grass, but mostly weeds, if anything is growing at all (Figure 1.) Others have reduced irrigation amount or frequency resulting in sparse grass and more weeds (often perennial weeds and/or drought tolerant weeds such as bermudagrass, dallisgrass, field bindweed, dandelion, narrow or broadleaf plantain, knotweed, hairy fleabane, star thistle and others.) Other people of course have removed the grass and replaced the landscape without turfgrass. There also has been a concerted effort to get people to reduce the grass in the landscape by painting with a broad brush that grass is a heavy water...
- Author: Brad Hanson
A quick post today to share a link to the recently revised "UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines for Avocado" (UC ANR Publication #3436). You can download the whole document as a pdf here, or use it online at the above link
Although there are also well-written sections on general avocado pest management, as well as specific information on insects, mites, and diseases of avocado, since this is the Weed Science blog, I'd better post a link directly to the Integrated Weed Management section...
Reposted with permission from the January 2014 issue of "CWSS Research Update and News", a semiannual publication by the California Weed Science Society. Check out that issue for several other interesting research and extension articles. Take care, Brad
Control of Willowherb in California's North Coast Vineyards
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