- Author: Brad Hanson
The journal California Agriculture recently published a special issue on research and extension efforts related to the University's Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases strategic initiative.
The subtitle of the special issue is: How UC and it's collaborators detect, contain, and manage (pests and diseases). There are six articles under three headings: Excluding Pests and Pathogens, Managing Newly Established Pests, and Maintaining Long-Term Management. Table of contents available HERE.
A group of weed scientists reviewed the California status of herbicide-resistant weeds and described research approaches in an article, entitled "Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Challenge Some Signature Cropping Systems" (Direct Link to PDF HERE). We focused the discussion on orchard and rice production systems and also includes two interesting counter-point sidebars about the lack of herbicide resistance in natural areas and vegetable production systems.
I was also happy to see that a photo of weed science Professor Dr. Marie Jasieniuk and PhD candidate Libby Karns cross pollinating herbicide-resistant ryegrass was used for the cover of this issue as well.