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DPR license and certificate holders: Renew early! Get those last-minute hours with help from UC IPM

Learn about opportunities to receive continuing education hours. October is upon us and before you know it, we'll be wrapped up in the busy holiday season. If you hold a license or certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)...

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5:20 PM
  • Author: Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program
Tags: DPR Certification (1), IPM (1)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Cover Crop Management in Annual Farming Systems

Winter rye cover crop being rolled ahead of incorporation and field prep for summer crop. Photo: Jeff Mitchell.

Fall is the time to plant your winter cover crops. The impact of cover crops can be variable, depending on plant variety and management practices. Choosing the right cover crop is important and deciding what to plant will depend on your on-farm...

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 4:52 PM

Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day-Meridian-December 6th

Save the Date for the Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day in Meridian December 6, 2018 8:30am: coffee and registration; 9:00am-11:00am: program Join us as we launch the beginning of a state-wide Healthy Soils project supported by CDFA, with...

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Improving Yield and Nitrogen Use Efficiency in California Wheat this Season

Preplant vs Tillering N Yield

Nitrogen budgets are becoming more of a norm for California growers, and more than ever it's important for growers to get the greatest return for their nitrogen applications. One fertilizer management approach that can improve both yield and nitrogen use...

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM
Tags: nitrogen (3), nitrogen timing (1), Wheat (5), yield (1)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Broomrape in Field Crops

broomrape

Guest authors Tunyalee Martin, with the UC IPM Program, and Gene Miyao, farm advisor, describe a parasitic plant that has been found in some parts of Yolo County and the Delta. Growers of all annual crops should be on the lookout...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:40 AM
  • Author: Tunyalee Martin
  • Author: Gene Miyao
  • Contributor: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
  • Contributor: Konrad Mathesius
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

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