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A Field Day for Learning About Cover Crops and Beneficial Insects

Larva of lady beetle munching on an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keeatley Garvey)

So you're a rural landowner thinking about planting cover crops in your fields or orchards. And/or, you want to learn more about beneficial insects. You're in luck. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is planning a free field trip on...

Larva of lady beetle munching on an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keeatley Garvey)
Larva of lady beetle munching on an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keeatley Garvey)

Larva of lady beetle munching on an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keeatley Garvey)

A multi-colored Asian beetles snags an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A multi-colored Asian beetles snags an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A multi-colored Asian beetles snags an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are lady beetle eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are lady beetle eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are lady beetle eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Resident Vegetation versus Weeds: When weeds are in your vineyard cover crop

Figure 1. A barley cover crop successfully suppressed weed species

Capitalizing on a wet winter, many cover crops established very well in San Joaquin Valley vineyards this year– it has not been uncommon to see stands of barley, mustard, and other species grow taller than 3 feet in vineyard interrows. A robust...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 AM
Tags: cover crops (7), vineyards (6), Weeds (64)

Cover cropping tunnel post rows helps in soil and weed management

Weeds in bare ground post rows

Plasticulture tunnels are the norm for several multimillion dollar crops such as raspberries and flowers. They are not permanent structures and are don't have to comply with the standard runoff regulations for impervious surfaces, but water running off...

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Using a rye cover crop to suppress weeds

Cover crops have been/are being used as organic mulches in crop production systems in order to increase soil organic matter, improve soil structure, conserve water and reduce erosion. Cover crops can also suppress weeds by serving as a physical...

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Deep tillage and cover crops for Palmer amaranth control

Extension agent in Palmer amaranth

Glyphosate-resistant (GR) Palmer amaranth is, currently, the most significant weedy pest of cotton grown in the SE US. In order to reduce population size, maximize herbicide efficacy and prevent the development of further resistances, cotton growers must...

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM
Tags: agronomic crops (31), cover crops (7), Palmer amaranth (7), rye (1), tillage (1)

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