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Selected Yellow Starthistle Treatment Options

Blooming stages

Temperatures are starting to cool down a bit, a nice reprieve from the consistently hot summer we've been having.  Maybe we'll get some rain in the next three or four weeks and get some good germination.  Hopefully, we won't get too much yellow...

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:55 PM

Update on Foothill Abortion and the Vaccine

Pajaroella tick

Dr. Jeff Stott, UC Cooperative Extension Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at UC Davis, recently gave a talk on foothill abortion at a producer meeting in San Luis Obispo County. Click this link to see his PowerPoint presentation:...

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast

This is the twice-a-year meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition. The goal of this meeting is to improve economic security for livestock operators on the Central Coast by preventing livestock-carnivore conflict and providing potential resources...

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Economic Tools For Ranchers

Presentation at workshop

University of California and University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension recently held two workshops, one in King City and the other in Arroyo Grande, to share information about economic ranching tools, livestock health & nutrition, and rangeland...

Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 6:12 PM

Effective Herbicides for Controlling Central Coast Rangeland Weeds

Do you have yellow starthistle, Italian thistle, Himalaya blackberry, white top, or other common Central Coast rangeland weeds on your ranch? If so, you may be wondering which herbicides are most effective, how much they cost, what is required to...

Table 1. Common Central Coast Rangeland Weeds
Table 1. Common Central Coast Rangeland Weeds

Table 1. Common Central Coast Rangeland Weeds

Table 2. Commonly Used Rangeland Herbicides, Including When and How to Use Them
Table 2. Commonly Used Rangeland Herbicides, Including When and How to Use Them

Table 2. Commonly Used Rangeland Herbicides, Including When and How to Use Them

Thistle Control Handout - Kyser
Thistle Control Handout - Kyser

Thistle Control Handout - Kyser

Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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