Weed seedlings in field

Weed Management in Specialty Crop Production (video #7 of 26)

Title of videoCompetition from weeds can result in yield losses in California’s specialty crop systems. Weeds can also harbor pests and diseases. Weed management is an important component of vegetable production systems to maintain sustainability. Weed specialist Steve Fennimore (Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources) is featured in this video, and addresses the use of herbicides and hand labor, along with the cost of weed control.


This is Video #7 in a series of 26 videos that are posted weekly, starting May 11, 2019.


The videos on this YouTube playlist were created through the efforts of instructors at four universities in California where courses in vegetable crop production are offered and where many of the students who will become the next generation of agricultural production system leaders in California are being trained. The universities are the University of California, Davis; California State University, Fresno; California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo; and California State University, Chico.

Jeff Mitchell, faculty member and Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, managed the series.

Steve Fennimore
Steve Fennimore, UC Davis Plant Sciences and UC ANR.

Prior videos in this series

  • New series to spark interest in vegetable production of the future – Overview; May 11, 2019.
  • 1. Urban Agriculture (video #1 of 26); May 13, 2019.
  • 2. Vegetable Transplants: Their Use in the Vegetable Industry (video #2 of 26); May 22, 2019.
  • 3. Processing Tomato Production (video #3 of 26); May 28, 2019.
  • 4. Organic Processing Tomato Production (video #4 of 26); June 3, 2019.
  • 5. Sweet Corn Production in California (video #5 of 26); June 10, 2019.
  • 6. Potato Production (video #6 of 26); June 17, 2019.

(Article by Ann Filmer, Plant Sciences)



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