Management http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en New edition of WSSA Herbicide Handbook now available http://westernfarmpress.com/management/new-edition-wssa-herbicide-handbook-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">Weed Science Society of America publishes 10th edition of popular Herbicide Handbook</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/new-edition-wssa-herbicide-handbook-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/new-edition-wssa-herbicide-handbook-now-available#comments Management Chemicals Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 151611 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Hairy fleabane in a research trial on herbicide resistance at University of California, Davis.</p> Agribiz: Fall burn down benefits go beyond weed control, BASF says http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-fall-burn-down-benefits-go-beyond-weed-control-basf-says <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While unpredictable weather may delay application timing of spring herbicides, more growers are adding a burn down application in the fall to their weed management program.</p> <p>Though the focus when applying a fall burn down is to control of winter annual weeds, a fall burn down provides numerous benefits for soil health and pest management.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-fall-burn-down-benefits-go-beyond-weed-control-basf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-fall-burn-down-benefits-go-beyond-weed-control-basf-says#comments Management Cutworms Herbicides Weeds Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:20:00 +0000 151361 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farm production expenses climb 8.6% in California http://westernfarmpress.com/management/farm-production-expenses-climb-86-california <div class="node-body article-body">Cost of doing business continues to climb for California farmers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/farm-production-expenses-climb-86-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/farm-production-expenses-climb-86-california#comments Management Business Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:29:00 +0000 151271 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Labor is the largest cost segment for California farmers, according to the U.S. government.</p> Agribiz: Evogene, Marrone Bio Innovations sign collaborative agreement http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-evogene-marrone-bio-innovations-sign-collaborative-agreement <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Evogene Ltd. and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI) have signed a multi-year collaborative agreement targeting the joint discovery of novel modes of biological action for insect control, followed by the development and commercialization of new pest control products by each company.</p> <p>The target insects for the collaboration will be <em>Lygus Hesperus</em>, a sucking insect also known as the western tarnished plant bug; and <em>Spodoptera exigua</em>, a chewing insect commonly known as beet armyworm.</p> <p>Both insects cause significant damage to a variety of major crops.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-evogene-marrone-bio-innovations-sign-collaborative-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-evogene-marrone-bio-innovations-sign-collaborative-agreement#comments Management Beet armyworms Lygus Pests Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:13:00 +0000 150961 at http://westernfarmpress.com Herbicide resistance top issue for farmers, researchers http://westernfarmpress.com/management/herbicide-resistance-top-issue-farmers-researchers <div class="node-body article-body">UC Davis Weed Day remains popular venue to discuss weed management issues</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/herbicide-resistance-top-issue-farmers-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/herbicide-resistance-top-issue-farmers-researchers#comments Management Seminars Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:09:00 +0000 150771 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>UC Davis weed scientist Lynn Sosnoskie prepares hairy fleabane plants for herbicide research.</p> UC Davis Weed Day draws capacity crowd http://westernfarmpress.com/management/uc-davis-weed-day-draws-capacity-crowd <div class="node-body gallery-body">58th Annual Weed Day at UC Davis attracts cross-section of agricultural interests</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/uc-davis-weed-day-draws-capacity-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/uc-davis-weed-day-draws-capacity-crowd#comments Management Practices and Systems Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 150761 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>University of California post-doctoral researcher Bahar Yildiz Kutman discusses weed control issues in orchard systems at the UC Davis Weed Day.</p> 250 years of experience 'retires' from UC http://westernfarmpress.com/management/250-years-experience-retires-uc <div class="node-body article-body">Retiring farm advisors represent 250-plus years of academic assistance to California agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/250-years-experience-retires-uc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/250-years-experience-retires-uc#comments Management Groups & Organizations Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0000 150371 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Larry Schwankl, seen here demonstrating irrigation technology during a field day at the Nickels Research Orchard near Arbuckle, Calif., retired recently from the University of California as an irrigation specialist.</p> UC bee man Eric Mussen stepping down http://westernfarmpress.com/management/uc-bee-man-eric-mussen-stepping-down <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mussen, University of California </div> <div class="field-deck"> 38-year apiculture career </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eric Mussen, University of California Extension apiculturist, thanks those he worked with over his 38-year career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/uc-bee-man-eric-mussen-stepping-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/uc-bee-man-eric-mussen-stepping-down#comments Management Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:02:00 +0000 150301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Dr. Eric Mussen - Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey. Agribiz - Gowan Company gains EPA registration for Captiva http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-gowan-company-gains-epa-registration-captiva <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Gowan Company, LLC has announced that its product Captiva, a natural repellent bio-insecticide, has received federal registration from the EPA.</p> <p>Captiva controls thrips and spider mites and will be sold into a wide variety of specialty crop segments.</p> <p>The registration represents a significant milestone as Captiva is the first product from Gowan&rsquo;s distribution partnership pipeline with Ecoflora Agro to receive EPA registration.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-gowan-company-gains-epa-registration-captiva" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agribiz-gowan-company-gains-epa-registration-captiva#comments Management Insecticides Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:33:00 +0000 150251 at http://westernfarmpress.com ACP BMPs, other issues discussed in San Bernardino http://westernfarmpress.com/management/acp-bmps-other-issues-discussed-san-bernardino <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid control measures, including biocontrol, will be discussed in San Bernardino on June 10.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/acp-bmps-other-issues-discussed-san-bernardino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/acp-bmps-other-issues-discussed-san-bernardino#comments Management Citrus Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:57:00 +0000 149461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Asian citrus psyllid in various life stages from nymph to adult on&nbsp;a citrus leaf.</p>