Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Weed Management

Comparison of sprinkler vs drip irrigation for enhancing control of hard to kill weeds by soil-solarization

Principal Investigator: Pratap Devkota, UCCE Imperial County, 442-265-7708, pdevkota@ucanr.edu

The overall objective of this trial is to compare the current soil-solarization practice (sprinkler irrigation) adopted by growers to the new solarization technique (drip-irrigation) for improving control of hard to kill weed such as little mallow, purslane, and goosefoot. 

Evaluating preplant and post plant herbicide programs for weed management in transplanted LSL melons

Principal Investigator: Travis Bean, UC ANR Specialist, 951-827-5130, travis.bean@ucr.edu

The primary objective of this trial is to evaluate the use of several common pre and post-emergent herbicides on 1) weed control and 2) crop safety and yield in Harper-type LSL transplanted melons. 

Picture by Pratap Devkota

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Evaluation of summer application of saflufenacil herbicide in low desert alfalfa

Principal Investigator: Pratap Devkota, UCCE Imperial County, 442-265-7708, pdevkota@ucanr.edu

1) To evaluate the alfalfa injury from sharpen herbicide application, 2) to evaluate the alfalfa yield after Sharpen herbicide application, and 3) to extend the information from this trial to the local clienteles.

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