UC Weed Day 2014, July 10, Davis
Weed management research will take center stage at University of California, Davis July 10 when scientists, students, regulators, and weed managers gather for the 58th annual Weed Day.
“Weed problems can vary from simply being a headache and annual management concern to being ecosystem-shifting challenges in crop and non-crop areas in California” said UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Brad Hanson, who is chairing this year’s popular event.
“Weed Day is an opportunity to see ongoing weed management research on the UC Davis campus and discuss weed research projects being done in other parts of the state.”
The morning field tour will include herbicide research in annual fruit and vegetable crops, crop safety and herbicide symptomology demonstrations, aquatic weeds, grassland weed invasion and restoration research, and a weed identification challenge.
Research presentations will focus on weed science research conducted off-campus in a number agronomic and specialty crops by UC farm advisors, specialists, faculty, and graduate students.
For a full agenda, visit the UC WeedRIC website and click on WEED DAY 2014.
Weed Day is held each July to give pest control advisors, farm advisors, chemical company cooperators, college faculty, students, and regulatory officials the opportunity to learn more about current weed science research at UC Davis.
Check-in opens at 7:30 am. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a morning bus tour to the campus research fields to view demonstrations and research in terrestrial and aquatic weed control.
Lunch and afternoon presentations will be held indoors and will wrap up by 4:30 PM.
Cost is $90 for those who register and pay before June 26, and $120 for those who register after then. The cost for farm advisors and students is $50.
Class size is limited so early enrollment is a good idea. Continuing education credits for California pesticide applicators will be requested from California DPR.
To register or for more information, visit the UC WeedRIC website.
Become a Weed Day sponsor and receive a complimentary registration.