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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

Key to managing springtime weeds in seedling alfalfa stands: Patience

Weeds in seedling alfalfa.

Yikes, my weed control didn't work!  It's springtime and you're looking at your seedling alfalfa field that you planted late last fall. You have a great stand, but you're not quite satisfied...

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  • Author: Rachael Freeman Long
  • Author: Mariano Galla
  • Author: Konrad Mathesius
  • Author: Sarah Light
  • Author: Dan Putnam
Tags: agric (8), alfalfa (32), seedling (1), weeds (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Managing marginal seedling alfalfa stands: What to do when it didn't quite work??

Weak seedling alfalfa stand.

A tough decision in producing alfalfa hay is what to do with a seedling stand that's marginal, at best. Do you keep it, overseed with alfalfa or another forage, or do you replant or alternatively...

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Alfalfa Crop Surviving Frosts in the Central Valley

Frost damage to alfalfa, Yolo Co, 2018.

Put on that jacket!  This winter has been cold and dry, and many of our crops have felt it, including almonds, but also alfalfa!  Fortunately, alfalfa has a high degree of tolerance but...

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:57 PM
Tags: agric (8), alfalfa (32), frost (2), weevils (2)

Save the Date: Alfalfa-Small Grains Field Day to be held May 17th at Davis

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Please mark your calendars for the annual Small Grains/Alfalfa-Forages Field Day to be held at the University of California, Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters from 8AM – 4:30PM (Morning-Small...

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Tags: agric (8)

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