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WRIC Weed Day at UC Davis

Come to the 63rd annual Weed Day event and learn about the latest weed science research at the University of California. MORNING SESSION The event begins with a morning field tour of the UC Davis weed science research plots. Buses will depart promptly at 8:15 AM from the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center (530 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA.) Lunch and afternoon presentations …

Deciphering the Walnut Genome

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California produces 99 percent of the walnuts grown in the United States. New research could provide a major boost to the state’s growing $1.6 billion walnut industry by making it easier to breed walnut trees better equipped to combat the soil-borne pathogens that now plague many of California’s 4,800 growers. In a new study, a team of scientists at the University …

Using the Sun & Agricultural Waste to Control Pests

Biosolarization Shows Promise for Conventional & Organic Farmers By Diane Nelson Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to do with low-value byproducts of crop production, such as skin, seeds and hulls from …