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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Still Seeing Aphids on Your Plants?

Rose aphids infesting a blossom. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Are you surprised to see aphids on some of your plants this time of year? With the current mild...

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:10 AM
Tags: aphids (5), management (15), pests (42), UC IPM (106), winter (6)

Webinar on Healthier Homes and Communities - 01/23

A small flashlight is used to inspect underneath a kitchen sink for ants and ant entry points.  (Photo: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

Register for the U.S. EPA Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village - IPM for a...

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:52 AM
Tags: community (1), control (21), health (1), healthy (2), home (2), IPM (46), pest (44), US EPA (1), webinar (1)

Redhumped Caterpillar Publication Revised

Two redhumped caterpillar larvae on a plum branch. (Photo: Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

The redhumped caterpillar is a familiar pest on fruit and nut trees such as plum, almond, cherry,...

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:08 PM
Tags: defoliate (1), Dreistadt (3), pest (44), Pest Notes (44), redhumped caterpillar (1), Symmes (1), tree (11), UC IPM (106)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Time to Treat for Peach Leaf Curl?

Peach leaves deformed by peach leaf curl. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Peach leaf curl is a disease that affects peach and nectarine trees. Although you may not see...

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Tags: control (21), disease (20), fungus (4), leaf curl (3), nectarine (2), peach (2), symptoms (2), treatment (3), UC IPM (106)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Pruning Trees in Winter

Pruning a tree. (Photo: Pixabay)

Winter is an ideal time to prune deciduous fruit and shade trees, since the trees are dormant and...

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 4:41 PM
Tags: apricot (3), cherry (5), disease (20), dormant (1), environmental disorders (2), fruit (4), pest (44), prune (3), pruning (4), tree (11), trees (7), UC IPM (106), winter (6)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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