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Rachael Long

Emeritus Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
Woodland Administrative Office
70 Cottonwood St
Woodland, CA 95695
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Also in:
Yolo County


MS Entomology, Entomology. 1987



Pest management, agronomy, dry beans, alfalfa, water quality, oil seed crops

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Peer Reviewed

  • Li X, DK Giles (2021). Comparison of UAV and fixed-wing aerial application for alfalfa insect pest control: evaluating efficacy, residues, and spray quality. Pest Management Science. 77, 4980-4992.
  • Li X, DK Giles (2021). Comparison of UAV and fixed-wing aerial application for alfalfa insect pest control: evaluating efficacy, residues, and spray quality. Pest Management Science. 77, 4980-4992.
  • Huynh BL, T Duong (2021). Registration of the aphid-resistant ‘California Blackeye 77’ cowpea. Journal of Plant Registrations. 1-8. https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/plr2.20176
  • Kanter J, N Clark (2021). Top management challenges and concerns for agronomic crop production in California: Identifying critical issues for extension through needs assessment. Agronomy Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20897
  • Rim, K; Price, SJ; Wenniger, EJ; Long, RF; Ramirez, RA (2019). Biology and management of clover root curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Integrated Pest Management. 10:1, 1-14. July.
  • Heath, S; Long, RF (2019). Seminatural landscape cover and orchard characteristics mediate pest reduction by birds within intensive agriculture. Ecosphere. 10:10, 1-24. October.
  • RF, Long; Leinfelder-Miles, M; Mathesius, K; Bali, K; Light, S; Galla, M; Mueller, S; Fulton, A; Clark, N; Meyer, and RD (2018). Garbanzo (chickpea) production in California. UC ANR publication. UC ANR Communication Services. 8634.
  • LA, Sellers; Long, RF; Jay-Russell, MT; L Xunde, ER Atwill; Engeman, RM; Baldwin, RA (2018). Impact of field-edge habitat on mammalian wildlife abundance, distribution, and vectored foodborne pathogens in adjacent crops. Crop Protection. 108, 1-11.
  • Garbach, Kelly; Long, Rachael (2017). Determinants of field edge habitat restoration on farms in California’s Sacramento Valley. J. of Environmental Management, Vol 189:134-141. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol 189, 134-141.
  • Kross, Sara; Ingram, Kate; Long, Rachael; Meredith, Niles (2017). Drivers of farmer perceptions of wildlife and on-farm conservation actions. Conservation Letters. 1-9.
  • Long, Rachael; Garbach, Kelly; Morandin, Lora (2017). Hedgerow benefits align with food production and sustainability goals. California Agriculture. 71:3, 117-119.
  • Morandin LA, RF Long, and C Kremen. 2016. Pest control and pollination cost benefit analysis of hedgerow restoration in a simplified agricultural landscape. J. Economic Entomology. tow086

  • LD, Godfrey; Long., R (2016). "University of California Integrated Pest Management Guidelines for Alfalfa, Insects and Mites."
  • LD, Godfrey; Long, R (2016). "University of California Integrated Pest Management Guidelines for Dry Beans, Insects and mites, diseases and nematodes."
  • S, Gillespie; Long, RF; Williams, NM (2015). "Indirect effects of field management on pollination service and seed set in hybrid onion seed production." Journal of Economic Entomology 107(1): 29-37.
  • Morandin, L.; Long, R.; Kremen, C. (2014). "Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects and pest control on adjacent tomato fields in an intensive agricultural landscape." Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R.; Williams, W. (2014). Indirect effects of field management on pollination service and seed set in hybrid onion seed production.
  • Gillespie, S.; Long, R.; Seitz, N.; Williams, W. (2013). "Insecticide use in hybrid onion seed production effects pre and post-pollination processes." Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Long, R.; Temple, S.; Meyer, R.; Godfrey, L.; Schwankl, L.; Canevari, W.; Roberts, P.; Gepts, P. (2013). Lima bean production in California. UC ANR Publication. 8505.
  • Voss, R.; Murray, M.; Bradford, K.; Mayberry, K.; Miller, I.; Long, R.; Gillespie, S. (2013). Onion seed production in California. UC ANR Publication. 8008.
  • Prichard, T.; Schwankl, L.; Long, R.; Canevari, W. (2011). Controlling offsite movement of agricultural chemical residues: Alfalfa. UC ANR Publication. 8459. http://ucanr.org/pubs.cfm
  • Morandin, L.; Long, R.; Pease, C.; Kremen, C. (2011). "Hedgerows enhance beneficial insects on farms in California’s Central Valley." California Agriculture 65(4): 197-201.
  • Long, R.; Morandin, L. (2011). "Low hybrid onion seed yields relate to honey bee visits and insecticide applications." California Agriculture 65(3): 155-158.
  • Long, R.; Temple, S.; Schmierer, J.; Canevari, W.; Meyer, R. (2010). Common dry bean production in California, second edition. UC ANR Publication. 8402. http://ucanr.org/pubs.cfm
  • Long, R.; Anderson, J. (2010). Establishing hedgerows on farms in California. UC ANR Publication. 8390. http://ucanr.org/pubs.cfm
  • Long, R.; Hanson, B.; Fulton, A.; Weston, D. (2010). "Mitigation techniques reduce sediment in runoff from furrow-irrigated cropland." California Agriculture 64(3): 135-140.
  • Long, R.; Fulton, A.; Hanson, B. (2010). Protecting surface water from sediment-associated pesticides in furrow-irrigated fields. UC ANR Publication. 8403. http://ucanr.org/pubs.cfm
  • Long, R.; Meyer, R.; Orloff, S. (2008). Producing alfalfa hay organically. Irrigated Alfalfa Production Manual. UC ANR. 3512
  • Tietje, W.; Heaton, E.; Long, R.; Ingels, C. (2008). Songbird, owl, and bat boxes. UC ANR Publication. 21636.
  • Summers, C.; Godfrey, L.; Rethwisch, M.; Haviland, D.; Goodell, P.; Long, R. (2006). UC IPM Guidelines for Alfalfa, Insects and Mites. UC ANR.
  • Long, R.; Kiser, W.; Kiser, S. (2006). "Well-placed bat houses can attract bats to Central Valley farms." California Agriculture 60(2): 91-94.
  • Long, R.; Gan, J.; Nett, M. (2005). Pesticide Choice: Best Management Practice (BMP) for protecting surface water quality in agriculture. UC ANR Publication. 8161.
  • Long, R.; Kimball, M.; Thompson, P. (2003). Establishing a hedgerow. UC ANR Publication. V02-A.
  • Ehler, L.; Pease, C.; Long, R. (2003). "Farmscape ecology of a native stinkbug in the Sacramento Valley." Fremontia 30: 3-4.
  • Long, R.; Nett, M.; Putnam, D.; Schmierer, J.; Reed, B.; Shan, G. (2002). "Insecticide choice for alfalfa may protect water quality." California Agriculture 56(5): 163-169.
  • Putnam, D.; Long, R.; Reed, B.; Williams, W. (2001). "Effect of overseeding forages into alfalfa on alfalfa weevil, forage yield and quality." Journal Agronomy & Crop Science 187: 75-81.
  • Canevari, W.; Putnam, D.; Lanini, W.; Long, R.; Orloff, S.; Reed, B.; Vargas, R. (2000). Overseeding and Companion Cropping in Alfalfa. UC ANR Publication. 21594.
  • Long, R.; Simpson, T.; Ding, T.; Heydon, S.; Reil, W. (1998). "Bats feed on crop pests in Sacramento Valley." California Agriculture 52(1): 8-10.
  • Long, R.; Corbett, A.; Lamb, C.; Reberg-Horton, C.; Chandler, J.; Stimmann, M. (1998). "Movement of beneficial insects from flowering plants to associated crops." California Agriculture 52(5): 23-26.
  • Ehler, L.; Long, R.; Kinsey, M.; Kelley, S. (1997). "Potential for augmentative biological control of black bean aphid in California sugar beet." Entomophaga 42(1): 241-256.
  • Lanini, W.; Freeman Long, R.; Anderson, J. (1996). "Pre-emergence herbicides have little effect on vigor of perennial grasses." California Agriculture 50(5): 38-41.
  • Hoffman, M.; Kirkwyland, J.; Smith, R.; Freeman Long, R. (1995). "Field tests with kairomone-baited trap for cucumber beetles and corn rootworms in cucurbits." Environmental Entomology 25(5): 1173-1181.
  • Welter, S.; Freeman, R.; Farnham, D. (1991). "Recovery of “Zinfandel” grapevines from feeding damage by Willamette spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae): Implications for economic injury level studies." Environmental Entomology 20(1): 104-109.
  • Freeman, R.; Carey, J. (1990). "Interaction of host stimuli in the ovipositional response of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)." Environmental Entomology 19(4): 1075-1080.
  • Van Steenwyk, R.; Havens, D.; Freeman, R. (1990). "Trap improvement studies for two vectors of western X-disease: Colladonus montanus and Fieberiella florii (Homoptera: Cicalellids)." Journal of Economic Entomology 83: 2279-2283.
  • Welter, S.; Farnham, D.; McNally, P.; Freeman, R. (1989). "Willamette mite and Pacific spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on grape gas exchange." Environmental Entomology 18(6): 953-957.

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