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Pests in the Urban Landscape

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Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Tags: advisor (1), educator (1), entomology (1), jobs (3), pesticide (10), urban (7)

Excluding Seasonal Nuisance Pests from Structures

Figure 1. Boxelder bug adult and nymphs.

As temperatures drop and seasonal moisture returns to California, some pests may seek shelter or...

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM
Tags: exclude (1), IPM (47), nuisance (6), structures (3), Sutherland (8)

Avoid Pruning Apricots and Cherries in Cool Season

Figure 1. Oozing produced by fungal infection of a cherry branch pruned during a previous cool season.

Most people think about pruning fruit trees during the winter since the branch structure is most...

Figure 2. A cross-cut into the infected branch reveals a large fungal canker in the wood; the infection continues into the trunk.
Figure 2. A cross-cut into the infected branch reveals a large fungal canker in the wood; the infection continues into the trunk.

Figure 2. A cross-cut into the infected branch reveals a large fungal canker in the wood; the infection continues into the trunk. (C. Ingels, UCCE Sacramento)

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Author: Chuck Ingels, UCCE Sacramento
Tags: apricot (4), canker (3), cherry (6), pruning (4)

Dormant Sprays for Peach Leaf Curl

Foliage damaged by peach leaf curl.

Winter is a key time for gardeners to take preventive actions against peach leaf curl in some areas...

Foliage damaged by peach leaf curl.
Foliage damaged by peach leaf curl.

Foliage damaged by peach leaf curl. [Photo by J.K. Clark]

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Tags: leaf curl (3), peach leaf curl (5), Pest Notes (53)

Lizards!

Western fence lizard.

Although some lizards eat plants, most lizards feed on insects. In California, the most common...

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:42 PM
Tags: lizard (1), Pest Notes (53)

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