The Weed Science Program area of focus includes agricultural and invasive weed control (chemical, mechanical, cultural, and biological control), weed ecology, weed monitoring and forecasting, vegetation restoration, and integrated control strategies.
Pest Management of Small Grains - Weeds is a section of the Small Grain Production Manual that specifically addresses weeds and weed control.
Encycloweedia is sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and has a photo gallery and data sheets for identification and management of noxious weeds found in California.
Western Society of Weed Science coordinates efforts in weed management among various states and agencies, fosters and encourages education and research in weed science, and supports solutions to weed problems. Their website has a link to on-line lessons about herbicides.
UC Weed Science Blog
Fiddleneck (Amsinckia spp.) is a native plant in California. It occurs in grasslands and open, disturbed areas (DiTomaso, Kyser et al. 2013) and is sold as a pollinator plant in native plant seed mixes. Its bright yellow flowers catch the eye of those...
Thanks to the recent hot weather (already surpassing 90 degrees several days in a row), we are starting to see the lush green hills near Fresno transition into gold. The much-needed rain we received this spring could unfortunately create a problem in the...