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National Pollinator Week 2020

Adult honey bee,<i>Apis mellifera</i>. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This year, National Pollinator Week is June 22 to June 28, celebrating the value that pollinators...

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:55 AM
Tags: bees (7), insecticides (4), label (6), less toxic (2), natural enemies (11), pesticide safety (9), pesticides (30), pollinators (4), UC IPM (257)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Citrus Leafminer

Figure 1. Winding tunnels on a citrus leaf caused by feeding of a citrus leafminer larva. <br>(Credit: E. Grafton-Cardwell, UCCE)

[This post has been modified from the article originally published in the Fall 2018...

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM
Focus Area Tags: Food, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Backyard Helpers

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Praying mantids are well-known predators we often see lurking around gardens, landscapes, and...

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Celebrate Earth Day with Insectary Plants

Photo Nectar and pollen-producing plants in full bloom. (Credit: Kathy Keatley-Garvey)

This Earth Day, Sunday April 22, help natural enemies by growing insectary plants. Natural...

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:53 PM
Tags: Earth Day (2), insectary (2), insecticides (4), lady beetles (3), ladybugs (2), natural enemies (11), plants (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home!

A lady beetle positions itself on a tropical milkweed leaf, poised for flight. (Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug!  Ladybug!Fly away home.Your house is on fireAnd your children are gone. How many...

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Tags: beetle (13), IPM (62), lady bug (1), natural enemies (11), statewide (2)

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