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Still time to register for the SJV Weed Science day (April 11th) at the Westside Research and Extension Center

April 11 Extension Day

There is still time to register for the April 11th SJV Weed Science Extension Day at the Westside Research and Extension Center in Five Points (17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624). The meeting at the Westside Center will...

April 11 Extension Day
April 11 Extension Day

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

San Joaquin Valley Weed Science Days on April 2nd (KARE) and April 11 (WSREC). Join us!

alkali weed

There are TWO upcoming weed science extension days in the San Joaquin Valley this April. The first will be held on the 2nd of April at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier (9240 South Riverbend Road, Parlier...

alkali weed
alkali weed

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:11 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

A Valentine's Day Blog Post: Weeds With Pretty Names (Re-Posted)

Field Bindweed

You just KNOW that some plants are considered weeds. Their common names give them away. They sound awful. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum). Ripgut brome (Bromus diandrus). Devil's claw (Proboscidea lutea). Smellmelon (Cucumis melo). Itchgrass...

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:11 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

Identifying prostrate knotweed (and how to distinguish it from spurge)

Knotweed plant

Recently I was asked to help identify prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) that was collected from an alfalfa field. Admittedly, the tough and wire-like specimen that was submitted to me at the end of autumn didn't much resemble the succulent...

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 11:14 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

Weed ID: Traditional Tools to Smartphone Apps

Weeds of CA

Why is weed identification important? Simply stated, because not all management strategies are equally effective against all weed species. The weed community present in a given field, orchard, or vineyard may be comprised of species that are...

Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 5:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

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