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Top 50 invasive species in the West - (Western Governors' Association report)

WGA 2018

Last Thursday (March 15, 2018), the Western Governors' Association released its first ever list of the top 50 invasive species (25 terrestrial, 25 aquatic) important in the western US.  This list includes a number of plant, animal, insects, and pathogens.  Weeds were 18 of 25 in...

2018 WGA Top 50 Invasive Species
2018 WGA Top 50 Invasive Species

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:07 AM

link to UCR research on hybridization among tumbleweeds (Salsola spp)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-xC5Ml0oQs I was forwarded the link above to what I thought was going to be simply a funny tumbleweed video (apparently I got tired of watching kittens on vacuum cleaners...) but realized it also had a story about some really interesting research from UC Riverside...

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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Why a Livestock Advisor learned about fig trees

As a livestock and natural resources advisor, I don't expect to get questions about fruit trees such as figs. As it turns out, I recently needed to know just enough about figs to provide information on how to kill them - a west Fresno County landowner contacted me to ask how he could get rid of...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

WSSA educational materials about weeds and their impact

Weed Facts screenshot

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced earlier this month several new or updated educational publications about weeds and weed impacts that will be of interest to both the scientific community as well as the general public. Click here for the press release and an overview of the...

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Expect a big year for yellow starthistle in 2016

Yellow starthistle in Calaveras Co in 1998

So far, this year is beginning to look like a strong El Nino weather pattern throughout much of California. The last time we had a very strong El Nino was the winter of 1997-1998. For those of you that remember back then, yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) infestations were enormous, both...

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:40 PM

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