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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...

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

2016 National Invasive Species Awareness Week - Webinars

From Chuck Bargeron of University of Georgia Extension, via the Aliens list serve.  Apologies for cross-posting.    2016 National Invasive Species Awareness Week -...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

The UC Pest Management Guidelines Just Got Spicier!


Whether or not your favorite team is playing in Sunday's big game, the Super Bowl is often a great excuse to gather with friends and family and enjoy some tasty treats! Maybe your favorite snack...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM

What is that in my grove, Horseweed or Hairy Fleabane?

Photo 2. (Right) Seedlings of hairy fleabane (top) and, horseweed (bottom). (Photo: Shrestha et al. 2008).

As a farm advisor many growers will ask, “What is that in my grove- horseweed or fleabane?” These two weeds have been running rampant in Southern California, as well as other parts...

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM

DIY 'Recycle Strap Hoe'

Dr. Eric Brennan with a Recycle Strap Hoe

This is from the Salinas Valley Agriculture Blog. The video is a must-see--I give it FIVE stars (out of 5). Possible stocking stuffer?? New Hoe Design to help control weeds and winter cover...

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:11 AM

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