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DBW Begins Herbicide Treatment in the Delta for Water Hyacinth and Egeria Densa

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Here's something from the Aquatic Plant Management Society blog :: posted Feb. 2017 (Original source: East County Today) DBW Begins Herbicide Treatment in the Delta for Water Hyacinth and Egeria Densa SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of...

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:05 AM

2015 Evaluation of intelligent cultivators for use in lettuce production

Photo 1. Robovator intelligent cultivators

Richard Smith, Farm Advisor and Tricia Love, Research Assistant University of California Cooperative Extension Monterey County SUMMARY The current automated weeding machines use cameras to detect plants, and a computer algorithm to process the image,...

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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM

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

UC Davis developing faster, more accurate robotic cultivator

Fluorescent seedlings will help a robotic cultivator target weeds in planted fields like this one in the Salinas Valley. (Steve Fennimore/UC Davis photo)

From the UC Davis News Service • January 21, 2015   Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers in California and beyond, thanks to a system under development at UC Davis that...

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Links to recent UC weed articles in CAPCA Advisor

I thought I'd make a quick post today to share links to several recent articles in the trade publication "CAPCA Advisor".  This magazine is targeted towards Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA = California Association...

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM

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