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by Guy Kyser
on October 24, 2017 at 8:31 AM
Good post! We also have some "fig savannah" on rangeland in western Yolo County.  
We haven't done trials on fig control, but we've found with some other deciduous tree species that fall treatments work best. At this time of year, the trees are sending a lot of carbohydrates down to the root system, which is where you want the herbicide to go.
by Rebecca Ozeran
on October 24, 2017 at 9:28 AM
Thanks, Guy! I appreciate the insight - sounds like we can maximize the efficacy of treatment if we take advantage of the cycle of sap flow.
by Michael Fons
on August 18, 2019 at 9:59 AM
Regarding Guy's mention of the "fig Savannah" in Yolo County...That spot has become a natural breeding ground for new varieties of figs. There is a new fig variety that was recently discovered in that general area being sold online as the "Yolo Bypass fig", and it is supposed to be on of the most delicious figs.
by Rebecca Ozeran
on August 19, 2019 at 9:18 AM
Michael - I suppose someone may as well benefit from these escapee trees! I'll be interested to see if more "wild" populations become popular sources of fruit.
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