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Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control manual

Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control manual

Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control  This manual provides comprehensive descriptions of 21 commonly used non-chemical weed control techniques and of biological control agents for 18 weed species/species groups that will help you...

Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Will rising temperatures make superweeds even stronger?

Large boom sprayers are used to efficiently apply herbicides over agricultural fields. Visual: Will Fuller / Flickr

Will Rising Temperatures Make Superweeds Even Stronger? Widely used herbicides are struggling to kill some weeds. Some experts think heat could be part of the problem. From the digital magazine, Undark • Dec. 7, 2020 By Natasha Gilbert •...

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:24 PM
Tags: herbicide (0), superweed (0), temperature (0), weed control (0)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Pest Management

2020 Evaluations of automated weeders in lettuce production

Photo 2. FarmWise Titan autonomous tractor equipped with split knives

Elizabeth Mosqueda is an Assistant Professor at the California State University, Monterey Bay. Richard Smith is a Vegetable Crop Production and Weed Science Farm Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension. Steve Fennimore is a Cooperative Extension Weed...

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Pest Management

Organic herbicide effects on Himalayan blackberry: only short-term control, but also avoided damage to willow

Photo 1: Two months after herbicide applications, control plots had abundant willow and blackberry

Valerie Eviner is a Professor of Ecosystem Management and Restoration in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis.  Himalayan blackberry can be a persistent weed, particularly in riparian settings. A number of conventional herbicide treatments...

Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Potential for late-season spraying of organic herbicides to control yellow starthistle

Photo 2. In June of 2019, early and mid-season additions of Transline virtually eliminated yellow starthistle

Valerie Eviner is a Professor of Ecosystem Management and Restoration in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis.   Yellow starthistle is a noxious weed common in many areas of California's grasslands, and is often a priority for control, due...

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 2:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

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