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After Many Years, California Alfalfa Research Foundation Begins Supporting Critical Research Needs


After many years of searching for ways to support research, the fledgling California Alfalfa & Forage Research Foundation has taken modest but important steps towards supporting alfalfa research...

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:33 PM

2018 Alfalfa & Forage Field Day at the Kearney Ag Center

Alfalfa Field Day Variety Trial Presentation

Planning for the annual Alfalfa & Forage Field Day at the Kearney Ag Center is underway. We are seeking suggestions for topics to include on the agenda. We want to make sure to...

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Dress Right for Work – Check out the new UC IPM online course on personal protective equipment


Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. If you work in agricultural, turf, landscape, or structural settings, you are probably at your busiest. If you handle pesticides as part...

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Home is where the habitat is: This Earth Day, consider installing insectary plants

Help the environment this Earth Day, which falls on Sunday April 22 this year, by installing insectary plants! These plants attract natural enemies such as lady beetles, lacewings, and parasitic...

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1:50 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program
Tags: agric (8)

Spiny buttercup: A toxic weed and host for tomato spotted wilt virus

Buttercup infected with tomato spotted wilt virus.

Spiny buttercup (Ranunculus muricatus) is a non-native plant, that is fairly common, especially in wet areas such as meadows. We also find it in crops, including orchards, pastures, and cereal...

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:50 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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