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Pocket gophers: scourge of alfalfa?

Adult pocket gopher

One of the most damaging pests of alfalfa is the pocket gopher.  A recent study estimated that, when present, pocket gophers resulted in an 8.8% loss in revenue.  The damage that pocket...

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Tags: aluminum phosphide (1), baiting (1), IPM (13), pocket gopher (1), trapping (1)

How Low Can You Go? (The Effects of Low Temperatures on Alfalfa)

Seedling alfalfa with frost

We’ve had some pretty low morning temperatures lately in the San Joaquin Valley. How does alfalfa react to that? Established Plants I think most of us know that established plants in the San...

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Recent Virus Discovery: Grapevine Red Blotch Disease

Red blotch and red veins on a leaf of Cabernet  Franc grapevine (image from Grapevine Red Blotch Disease brochure, November 2012)

In November, Grapevine Red Blotch Disease was announced by University of California, Davis scientists, Mysore Sudarshana and James Wolpert. The disease was discovered after grapevines that appeared...

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM

NOW is the Time to Prevent Herbicide Resistance in Roundup-Ready Alfalfa

“A stitch in time saves nine” – (e.g. one little repair saves a big one...but of course, who stitches anymore?) For the majority of you out there who don't sew, here’s the...

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

A New Year, A New Adventure

Current FPS building on the corner of Hopkins and Straloch Rds

Welcome! And Happy New Year! Today marks the beginning of a wonderful new adventure for us here at Foundation Plant Services – we’ve started a blog. This blog is just another step...

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM

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