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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Stinknet, an Emerging Invasive Weed

Stinknet plant. (Credit: Ron Vanderhoff)

I recently attended a Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area (SAROCWMA) meeting and...

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: California (22), impact (1), invasive (25), noxious (1), pineapple weed (1), plant council (1), stinknet (1), UC IPM (153), weed (9), Wilen (9)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Summer Pests? Video Solutions!

Summer is all about being outdoors and enjoying camping, swimming, playing, and other activities...

Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: ants (10), gophers (4), mosquitoes (8), pest problem (1), summertime (1), UC IPM (153), yellowjackets (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Hot Weather Tips for the Summer Garden

Most Californians don't have a desert landscape designed to withstand the limited water and high temps like the desert garden display at the UC Santa Cruz botanical garden. (Credit: Lauren Snowden)

This week much of California is under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning, with high...

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: drought (8), gardening (2), Master Gardener Program (1), UC IPM (153), Womack (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

New! Pocket-Sized Guide for Vegetable Pests

Vegetable Pest ID Cards.

While working outside, gardeners and farmers may discover pest problems they need to answer...

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: backyard (2), crops (1), farms (1), Flint (3), fruit (5), garden (22), melon (1), pest (52), pest management (4), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (1), Sutherland (8), UC IPM (153), vegetable (2), Windbiel-Rojas (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer Lawn Care

Fertilizing a lawn. (Credit: Steven E. Lock)

Keep your lawn healthy during summer and throughout the year by learning more about proper mowing,...

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: fertilizer (2), fertilizing (1), grass (3), grasscycling (1), lawns (5), mowing (1), UC Guide to Healthy Lawns (1), UC IPM (153), watering (1)
Focus Area Tags: Family Pest Management

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