- (Public Value) UCANR: Protecting California's natural resources
Marie Jasieniuk is a professor with the Dept. of Plant Sciences at UC Davis.
A major pathway of introduction of non-native invasive plants into new geographical areas is the global horticultural trade in ornamental plants. Even though only a small percentage of ornamental species escape cultivation and become invasive, those that do can have major negative impacts. In California, more than half of the most invasive plants damaging the state's wildlands and natural areas are derived from horticultural ornamentals. PlantRight™ (
- Author: Thomas Getts
I wanted to give a shout-out to a recent blog posted by Tunyalee Martin with UC IPM. The blog post announces a new online interactive tool for controlling wildland weeds with non Chemical methods. This project was spearheaded by Cheryl Wilen (UC IPM) and Jutta Burger (CAL IPC) who worked with a team to develop a Best Management Practices Manual for non-chemical weed control and worked with Tunyalee and UC IPM to build the online interactive interface to access the information.
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From the Livestock and Range blog
Did you miss the Weed Management for Small Acreage Workshop? Don't worry! Here's the link to all the presentations: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLjlfxpbNglYGn38KY94aoo6z3pLjo7E4.
- Poisonous Plants
- Yellow Starthistle Control
- Herbicide Resistant Weeds
- Weed ID and Management 101
- Posted by: Gale Perez
Join UC Cooperative Extension for a FREE online workshop.
EVENT NAME: Weed Management for Small Acreages workshop
DAY/DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
- Common Weeds in Irrigated Pastures and on Rangelands • Julie Finzel, UCCE Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties
- Online and App-based Weed ID and Management Tools •...
- Author: Scott Oneto
Yellow Starthistle is a plant of Old-World origin that arrived in California in the mid 1800's. It is believed that it made its way to California in contaminated alfalfa seed from Europe. It is one of California's worst noxious weeds, infesting parks, rangelands, pastures, hay fields, orchards, vineyards, canal banks, roadsides, and other disturbed areas. Since its introduction, yellow starthistle has spread steadily and now infests nearly 15 million acres throughout the state. Disturbances created by cultivation, poorly timed mowing, road building and maintenance, or overgrazing favor this rapid colonizer. It forms dense infestations and rapidly depletes soil moisture, thus preventing the establishment of desirable species. The spiny...