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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Top 5 Tomato Plant Problems Solved!

Tomatoes are popular in home gardens. (Pixabay)

Tomatoes are so popular with home gardeners, that a 2014 study by the National Gardening...

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Pollinator Week is June 19-25

Garden plants providing nectar and pollen for natural enemies and pollinators. (Photo: Ellen Zagory)

Ten years ago the U.S. Senate voted unanimously and created National Pollinator Week. This week...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:22 AM
Tags: insectary (1), IPM (44), natural enemies (5), pesticides (17), pollinators (3), UC IPM (73)

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Lawn with weeds. (Cheryl Wilen)

[From the UC Weed Science blog] In what has been dubbed “dandelion-gate,” members of...

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Why are Invasive Plants a Problem?

Yellow starthistle plant. (J. M. DiTomaso)

Invasive plants frequently escape from ornamental plantings and are a serious problem in...

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Tags: Bell (1), DiTomaso (1), invasive (20), Pest Notes (42), plants (3), UC IPM (73), Wilen (6), yellow starthistle (1)

Is Your Maintenance Gardener DPR Certified?

Maintenance gardeners who spray pesticides must be certified by DPR. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Summer is nearly here, and recently we've experienced warm weather following a rich rainy season....

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:57 AM
Tags: certified (1), DPR (8), pesticides (17), Reynolds (3), UC IPM (73)

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