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Quantifying floating aquatic vegetation using satellite imagery

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Delta Region Areawide Aquatic Weed Project (DRAAWP) has, as one of its purposes, to enhance and implement the rollout of new, innovative, or unique processes to support finding and controlling aquatic...

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Dodder

Spaghettilike stems of Japanese dodder growing on a tree. (Credit: Vince Guise)

From the Pest in the Urban Landscape blog • June 6, 2018   When people think of parasites, often what comes to mind are blood-sucking insects like bed bugs, head lice, and fleas or other bodily invaders on or in humans and other animals. But...

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:20 AM
Tags: dodder (2), invasive plants (18), invasive weeds (80), mistletoe (3), Pest Management (25), UC IPM (225)

Invasive Spotlight: Invasive Plants

The flowers of French broom are attractive, but this invasive plant is not a good choice for landscapes. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

People in urban and suburban areas often use the term “invasive” to describe plants or weeds that appear to take over a garden or landscape. However, true invasive plants are weeds that infest ecosystems, rangelands, and pasture—places...

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM

New Invasive Plant Resources

Dyer's woad. (S. Orloff)

Invasive plants—plants that can disperse, establish, and spread without human assistance or disturbance—pose a serious problem in California's waterways, wildlands and rangelands. Common garden weeds, unlike invasive plants, don't generally...

Giant Reed in a stream. (J. DiTomaso)
Giant Reed in a stream. (J. DiTomaso)

Giant Reed in a stream. (J. DiTomaso)

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Tags: DiTomaso (5), invasive plants (18), Kyser (2), nursery (10), Orloff (1), ornamentals (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (225), Wilen (11)

Sierra Valley Noxious Weed Tour: Pondering Soil Seed Life

Scotch Thistle Forest Lassen County

Recently I was a participant on an educational noxious weed tour in Sierra Valley. It is a beautiful mountain valley where most agricultural production is devoted to grazing and hay production. The tour was set up by the Plumas Weeds group, to show land...

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:21 PM

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