The University of California Cooperative Extension in cooperation with other local agencies will be hosting a series of workshop on yellow starthistle management. According to Scott Oneto, UC Farm Advisor and speaker, “Yellow starthistle is a noxious weed that infests over 15 million acres in California. We have had a number of bad years and this year is projected to be a really bad weed year. The rainfall patterns have been ideal for yellow starthistle germination and we are encouraging everyone to work diligently to control invasive weeds this spring”. The workshop will cover the different management strategies for yellow starthistle ranging from biological, mechanical, and chemical control. Other topics include sprayer calibration and pesticide safety. The workshop will be held on the following dates and locations throughout the region.
All workshops are free and cover the same topics. Register at: http://ucanr.edu/yellowstarthistleworkshop or call UC Cooperative Extension (209) 533-5695. Two hours of continuing education