- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
There is still time to register for the April 11th SJV Weed Science Extension Day at the Westside Research and Extension Center in Five Points (17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624).
The meeting at the Westside Center will focus on agronomic crops, ROWs, and tree and vine systems. The session will also include hands-on weed ID and nozzle selection/drift management training.
The meeting has been approved for 3.5 CDPR continuing education credits (other).
These presentations are free to attend although we do request that you register by calling the UCCE Merced County office at 209-385-7403 to reserve your spot. The agenda is listed below (a pdf flyer is also attached).
Our programs are open to all potential participants. If you require special accommodations, please contact the UCCE Merced County office at 209-385-7403. Thank you and we hope to see you at the meeting!
San Joaquin Valley Weed Science Day at the WSREC
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Westside Research and Extension Center
17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624
8:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome (Refreshments provided)
8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (attendees will be split into two groups and will rotate between the weed ID and spray drift demonstrations at 45-minute intervals)
Session 1: Identification of Common Weeds of Agricultural Cropping Systems and Non-Crop areas of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
Anil Shrestha, Chair: Department of Viticulture & Enology and Professor: Weed Science, CSU Fresno
Session 2: Nozzle Selection and Proper Use and Spray Drift Management
James Schaeffer, Staff Research Associate, UCCE – Fresno County
10:00 a.m. Break (Refreshments provided)
10:15 a.m. The Biology and Management of Alkaliweed
Kurt Hembree, Weed Science Advisor, UCCE – Fresno County
10:45 a.m. Managing tough weeds in the right-of-way (ROW), landscape and other non-crop sites
Rick Miller, Corteva Agrisciences
11:15 a.m. Pre- and Post-Herbicide Performance on Threespike Goosegrass in Tree Nut Orchards
Drew Wolter, UC Davis
11:45 a.m. Breaking Bindweed: What Controls the Species and What Doesn't Work
Lynn Sosnoskie, Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE – Merced and Madera Counties
12:15 p.m. Adjourn