Tom Lanini
Lecturer and Extension Weed Ecologist

Department: Vegetable Crops
Location: Weed Science Section, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: (530) 752-0612
Fax: (530) 752-4604
Eduction: Ph.D. 1983 Weed Science

General Research Interest Statement:

My principle area of work is in cultural weed control in vegetable and agronomic crops, including all low input and sustainable methods. This includes cultivation, mulches, cover crops, and water management.

Research Interest Pertaining to SAFS Project:

I am looking at the influence of cover crops and crop rotations on weeds species dynamics. I advise the project on how to manage weeds in organic, low input and conventional systems.

Selected Publications:

Lanini, W.T. 1987. Yellow Nutsedge Control Strategies. Proceedings, California Weed Conference 39:93-95.

Lanini, W.T., J.M. Shribbs, and C.E. Elmore. 1988. Orchard Floor Mulching Trials in the U.S.A. Le Fruit Belge 56(3):228-249.

Grattan, S.R., L.J. Schwankl, and W.T. Lanini. 1988. Weed Control by Subsurface Drip Irrigation. Calif. Agric. 42(3):22-24.

Jones, R.W., W.T. Lanini, and J.G. Hancock. 1988. Plant Growth Response to the Phytotoxin Viridiol Produced by the Fungus Gliocladium virens. Weed Sci. 36:683-687.

Lanini, W.T., D.R. Pittenger, W.L. Graves, F. Munoz, and H. S.Agamalian. 1989. Subclovers as living mulches for managing weeds in vegetables. Calif. Agric. 43(6):25-27.

Lanini, W.T., C.E. Elmore, and D. Donaldson. 1989. Manipulation of Resident Vegetation for Use as a Cover Crop. Proceedings, California Weed Conference 41:166-171.

Lanini, W.T., S.B. Orloff, R.N. Vargas, J.P. Orr, V.L. Marble, and S.R. Grattan. 1991. Oat Companion Crop Seeding Rate Effect on Alfalfa Establishment, Yield and Weed Control. Agron. J. 83:330-333.

Lanini, W.T. and M. LeStrange. 1991. Low-Input Managementof Weeds in Vegetable Fields. Calif. Agric. 45:11-13.

Lanini, W.T. 1991. Weed Control Using Novel Approaches. Proceedings, 1991 California Plant and Soil Conference 1991:24- 34.

Turner, C.E., L.W. Anderson, P. Foley, R.D. Goeden, W.T. Lanini, S.E. Lindow, and C.O. Qualset. Biological Approaches to Weed Management. pp. 32-67 in: Beyond Pesticides: Biological Approaches to Pest Management in California. J.P. Madden and M.N. Schroth (eds.). University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berkeley.

Lanini, W.T., S.B. Orloff, R.N. Vargas, and J.P. Orr. 1992. Using Oats as a Companion Crop in Establishing Alfalfa. Calif. Agric. 46(4): 25-27.

Lanini, W.T., F, Zalom, J. Marois, and H. Ferris. 1994 Researchers find Short-term Insect Problems, Long-term Weed Problems. Calif. Agric. 48(5):27-33.

Lanini, W.T. and M. LeStrange. 1994. Weed Control Economics in Bell Peppers (Capsicum annum) with Napropamide and Hand Weeding. Weed Tech. 8:530-535.

Bugg, R.L.,G. McGourty, M. Sarrantonio, W.T. Lanini, and R. Bartolucci. 1995. Comparison of 32 Cover Crops in an Organic Vineyard on the North Coast of California. Biol. Agric. & Hort. In Press.