- (Public Value) UCANR: Safeguarding abundant and healthy food for all Californians
- Author: Bradley Hanson
A group of crop pest management and food safety researchers across the U.S. is currently gathering grower and ag industry information on field equipment sanitation practices with the ultimate goal of designing research to address needs of the agricultural industry and consumers.
My interest in California is largely driven by concerns about spreading seeds of the CDFA "A-list" parasitic weeds branched broomrape and related species in processing tomato, a topic with lots of current research. However, the risks of moving new pests around on field...
The 2023 post-harvest season is upon us and it's time to prep for your fall/winter weed control activities. The long-range forecast is calling for another wet winter, and November is the ideal time to plan your early winter weed control program, to check that your spray equipment is functioning properly and calibrated, and to clean your orchard floor of nuts and debris.
There are a variety of herbicides available today for our tree and vine production systems. No one herbicide will control all the weeds present, but choices exist to achieve excellent control for almost every weed combination. However, it takes patience and persistence to win the weed war. Before programs are decided, the following key questions should be...
Weeds School for Table Grapes
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
8:00 AM-1:00 PM
UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 South Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648
Continuing education credit: 2.5 hours of DPR and CCA credits pending.
Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.
Topics include weed management strategies, updates on herbicide resistant weeds, sprayer calibration, drift management, and weed identification.
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- Author: Emily Dooley
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Hanson and team battle invasive species
At first glance, Orobanche ramosa looks like an interesting blossoming plant, one that could add a unique flair to flower arrangements. But it's a parasitic weed that attaches to roots, sucks out nutrients and is threatening California's $1.5 billion processing tomato industry.
The weed's tiny seeds — smaller than finely ground pepper — can survive in soil for many decades and be carried by wind, water, soil transfers and even footwear. If found attached to crop plants and reported to the state, farmers are required to destroy the field before harvest, taking large losses not covered by.../h2>
- Author: Konrad Mathesius
Results from this year's Italian ryegrass (IR) herbicide trials helped quantify differences in herbicide resistance among IR populations within the southern Sacramento Valley. The trial took place in Bird's Landing, CA (near Rio Vista), and was replicated farther north in Esparto, CA.
- Trials from this year suggest that Osprey-resistant IR populations often associated with the area around Dixon, CA could extend at least as far south as Bird's Landing with only 26% control of IR by Osprey in the trial site.
- The Osprey-resistant population appears to also be moderately resistant to Simplicity, another herbicide in the same chemical...