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Posts Tagged: pest management

Drain After the Rain

Reduce breeding habitats for mosquitoes by dumping standing water from flower pots or storing them upside down so they do not collect water.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Whether you're having a backyard barbecue or enjoying outdoor activities as the weather warms...

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Tags: bite (10), control (40), DEET (4), drain (1), integrated pest management (8), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (13), pest management (23), Picaridin (1), rain (3), repellent (7), UC IPM (204), West Nile virus (7)

Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (40), disease (32), garden (29), heat (1), IPM (58), management (30), pest management (23), Pest Notes (66), pests (57), soil (3), solarization (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (204), weeds (22)

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 (4), fruit (5), garden (29), melon (1), pest (74), pest management (23), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (1), Sutherland (9), UC IPM (204), vegetable (2), Windbiel-Rojas (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Dodder

Spaghettilike stems of Japanese dodder growing on a tree. (Credit: Vince Guise)

When people think of parasites, often what comes to mind are blood-sucking insects like bed bugs,...

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: California (27), dodder (1), invasive (29), Japanese (3), mistletoe (2), parasitic plant (2), pest management (23), Pest Notes (66), UC IPM (204)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

It’s time for DPR license and certificate holders to renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM

Schools and Child care online HSA.

November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a...

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM
Tags: child care (4), DPR (17), license (4), pest management (23), renewal (2), schools (4), statewide (2), UC IPM (204)

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