- Author: Brad Hanson
Last Thursday (July 19th) was the 56th annual UC Weed Day at the Davis campus.
We had a really good turnout again this year with just under 150 participants including weed science researchers, students, farmers, land managers, pest consultants, and government agency people in attendance. Cooperative Extension Specialist Tom Lanini organized the morning field tour and afternoon presentation session and ordered up really great weather for the day.
We started out on campus for registration and signing up for various continuing educaton credits before heading out on two buses and a parade of trucks and vans to the...
This is a repost (with permission) of an article by Mark Bolda (UCCE Santa Cruz Co) from April 27, 2012. The original post and the Strawberry and Caneberry blog can be found at: http://ucanr.org/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=7362
by Mark Bolda:
This comes up a couple of times every year so it is worth reviewing and certainly adds value to our catalogue of plant disorders on these berry blogs.
The following plant sample of a proprietary...
- Re-posted by: Gale Perez
- Posted by: David Low
Abstract: Farmers view weed management and the risk of lower yields as barriers to transition from conventional to organic agriculture. The 3 years of transition before organic certification can be used to implement strategies to suppress weeds and improve soil fertility. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effects of five organic transition strategies on soil quality, weed suppression, and yield of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and potato (Solanum tuberosum) in the first year of organic production. The transition strategies included a tilled fallow, nontreated weedy, high diversity prairie mixture, smother crops, and vegetable rotation. Subplots with and without compost application were...
- Author: Brad Hanson
I'm sure more information will be available over the next few day from news outlets and online sources...
- Posted By: Gale Perez
- Written by: Posted by David Low | WeedsNews2801 | January 22, 2012 | 11:15 PM
Abstract: Organic mulches could be a part of a wide strategy of integrated weed management in vegetable production systems. A 2-year field experiment was carried out in Central Italy with the aim of assessing the effect of grass and legume mulches, coming from winter cover crops, combined with herbicide or mechanical hoeing on weed control, on weed community (density and aboveground biomass of each species), and yield of a pepper crop. Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth), oat (Avena sativa L.) and their mixture were sown in early autumn and suppressed in May. The cover crop aboveground biomass was cut and arranged in strips which were used as beds for pepper seedlings transplanted in paired rows. A conventional treatment...