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Posts Tagged: cultural weed control

Why I Left my Boots in Mozambique

Striga (witchweed) growing in a corn field.

In March of this year I traveled to Chimoio, Mozambique to provide an Integrated Pest Management training to a group of farmers through the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program. On my first day at the farm, we toured the farm and discussed their worst pest...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Update on Automated Weeders

Steketee IC cultivating three 80-inch wide beds

In vegetable production, growers cultivate most of the bed leaving only a 4-inch wide uncultivated band around the seedline. Weeds not controlled by preemergent herbicides or cultural practices in the uncultivated band are ultimately controlled by hand....

Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Weed eaters and Weed worries

Lynn Sosnoskie

Be sure to check out the following articles in the Good Fruit Grower magazine (April 24, 2018) Herbicide resistance pushes California grape growers to try bringing back weed control strategies such as sheep and cultivation -- UC...

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Non-chemical strategies for weed control

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Spray and pray? Squirt and look? Burn baby burn? Besides the Beavis and Butthead laughs (Heh. Heh-heh. Heh) that usually come when you tell someone you are a weed scientist, is the expectation that you advocate for the use of herbicides as the sole...

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM
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