Weed Control Stories
Weed science advisor John Roncoroni explains that Roundup doesn't do much for horseweed during a presentation about the use of herbicides in vineyards.
Weed science advisor John Roncoroni explains that Roundup doesn’t do much for horseweed during a presentation about the use of herbicides in vineyards. (Photo credit: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Grapes
October 1, 2016
Vineyard Weed Control Should Start Now
With harvest ending, weed control might not be top of mind at a lot of vineyards. But it should be, Read More
Egyptian Broomrape
Photo credit: Dr. Reuven Jacobsohn, Agricultural Research Organization, Bugwood.org
Tomatoes
September 21, 2016
Noxious Weed Detected In Processing Tomato Field In California
The infested field was placed on hold and appropriate safeguards were implemented to prevent the movement of seeds on equipment and personnel leaving the field. Read More
Organic potato grower staring at his crops
Crop Protection
August 25, 2016
Better Biocontrol Options Becoming Available To Organic Growers
New bio-based solutions to effectively control weeds and pests are cropping up. Read More
Palmer Amaranth, Photo credit: Pompilid, Wikimedia Commons
Fruits
August 3, 2016
Study Shows Fall Weed Controls Can Impact Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth
Three controls made a significant impact on the population density of the weed. Read More
A new robotic weeder has been developed by France-based Naïo Technologies and is making its debut four years after the launch of the company’s autonomous weeding robot for small farmers, called Oz. The new robot, Dino, however, is designed for vegetable farms with 24 acres or more, and is now available worldwide.
Crop Protection
June 15, 2016
Robotic Weeder Makes Its Debut
Developed in France, the autonomous, electric-powered, lightweight machine doesn’t compact soil and operates for up to eight hours. Read More
A herbicide screening trial in a non-bearing almond orchard treated in early January 2011.  The middle plot is a glyphosate-only program whereas the foreground and background plots had residual herbicides.  The photo was taken four months after the January treatments. (Photo credit UCANR)
Nuts
May 31, 2016
Keep Resistant Weeds At Bay While Not Breaking The Bank
Rather than focusing all of a pre-emergent spray program in the winter to attack winter-emerging weeds, University of California Cooperative Read More
weeds poking out of plastic beds
Citrus
May 16, 2016
3 New Herbicides For Florida Farmers To Consider
Trio of unique crop protection chemistries beckoning growers to whack weeds with these. Read More
tomatoes and strawberries
Berries
April 27, 2016
New Herbicide For Tomatoes, Strawberries
The product from Helm Agro US is registered to control more than 100 broadleaf, grass, and sedge species. Read More
sweet corn field shot Gordon
Sweet Corn
February 17, 2016
Corn Herbicide From Syngenta Receives EPA Registration 
State registrations for Acuron Flexi are pending and expected to follow. Read More
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Crop Protection
February 9, 2016
Biopesticides And IPM
Dr. Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor and Affiliated IPM Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension, has long Read More
field plot
Crop Protection
February 8, 2016
7 Steps To See If Biocontrols Pencil Out For Your Operation
Have you considered adding biocontrols to your operation? If you have, there’s no doubt you’ve already weighed the potential costs, Read More
Biofungicides supplement methyl bromide alternatives
Berries
February 5, 2016
Moving Beyond Methyl Bromide With Biofungicides
Editor’s note: University of California Farm Advisor Mark Bolda will present much more information on this topic at the Biocontrols Read More
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Crop Protection
December 6, 2016
New Fact Sheet Analyzes Weed Seeds And T…
Topics covered include how weed seeds travel, when they germinate, and ways they can be eliminated. Read More
Fruits
November 8, 2016
EPA Extends Comment Period On Sulfonylur…
The agency has determined that risks to non-target plants warrant additional label restrictions when products are applied either by ground or air. Read More
Organic
October 5, 2016
Cover Crops: An Effective Weed Control F…
Successfully suppress troublesome, unwanted plants with the help of cover crops. Read More
Grapes
October 1, 2016
Vineyard Weed Control Should Start Now
With harvest ending, weed control might not be top of mind at a lot of vineyards. But it should be, Read More
Tomatoes
September 21, 2016
Noxious Weed Detected In Processing Toma…
The infested field was placed on hold and appropriate safeguards were implemented to prevent the movement of seeds on equipment and personnel leaving the field. Read More
Crop Protection
August 25, 2016
Better Biocontrol Options Becoming Avail…
New bio-based solutions to effectively control weeds and pests are cropping up. Read More
Fruits
August 3, 2016
Study Shows Fall Weed Controls Can Impac…
Three controls made a significant impact on the population density of the weed. Read More
Crop Protection
June 15, 2016
Robotic Weeder Makes Its Debut
Developed in France, the autonomous, electric-powered, lightweight machine doesn’t compact soil and operates for up to eight hours. Read More
Nuts
May 31, 2016
Keep Resistant Weeds At Bay While Not Br…
Rather than focusing all of a pre-emergent spray program in the winter to attack winter-emerging weeds, University of California Cooperative Read More
Citrus
May 16, 2016
3 New Herbicides For Florida Farmers To …
Trio of unique crop protection chemistries beckoning growers to whack weeds with these. Read More
Berries
April 27, 2016
New Herbicide For Tomatoes, Strawberries
The product from Helm Agro US is registered to control more than 100 broadleaf, grass, and sedge species. Read More
Sweet Corn
February 17, 2016
Corn Herbicide From Syngenta Receives EP…
State registrations for Acuron Flexi are pending and expected to follow. Read More
Crop Protection
February 9, 2016
Biopesticides And IPM
Dr. Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor and Affiliated IPM Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension, has long Read More
Crop Protection
February 8, 2016
7 Steps To See If Biocontrols Pencil Out…
Have you considered adding biocontrols to your operation? If you have, there’s no doubt you’ve already weighed the potential costs, Read More
Berries
February 5, 2016
Moving Beyond Methyl Bromide With Biofun…
Editor’s note: University of California Farm Advisor Mark Bolda will present much more information on this topic at the Biocontrols Read More
Apples & Pears
January 20, 2016
Herbicide Flood Irrigation Application A…
Crops include stone fruit, pome fruit, grapes, tree nuts, and olives. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
January 4, 2016
New Weeding Technology Available For Veg…
Other technological developments include automated harvesters for salad plant lettuce. Read More
Berries
January 3, 2016
Get A Grip On Weeds In Strawberries
Control techniques include properly timed herbicide applications and crop rotation. Read More