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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Using solar tents to inactivate invasive weed seeds

Graphic by Cynthia Stapleton, adapted from Journal of Pest Science 85:17-21

In the backyard or in the wild, roguing (selectively pulling or cutting weed plants) and herbicide...

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Author: James Stapleton
Tags: solar tents (1), solarization (1), weeds (17)

Leaffooted Bugs: An Increasing Problem in Gardens

Fig. 3. Leaffooted bug nymphs on Hesperaloe parviflora.

[From the July 2014 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] In recent years,...

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Tags: leaf-footed (1), leaffooted (4), pest (56), Pest Notes (53), Pomegranates (2), tomato (3)

Traps and barriers for keeping pests out

An assortment of traps and barriers are available at retail nursery and garden centers.

[From October 2013 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Traps and physical...

Applying sticky material can keep crawing insects such as ants out of trees.
Applying sticky material can keep crawing insects such as ants out of trees.

Applying sticky material can keep crawing insects such as ants out of trees.

A sticky glue trap.
A sticky glue trap.

A sticky glue trap.

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Tags: barriers (1), prevent (1), traps (3)

Summer Management for Fire Blight

Figure 1. Terminals of affected branches look as if they’ve been scorched by fire.

We've been getting calls this summer from gardeners finding fire blight damage in backyards and...

Posted on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Tags: disease (26), fire blight (2), Pest Notes (53)

Powdery mildew loves your garden, too!

Powdery mildew on melon leaves

Seeing white powdery growth on leaves and shoots in your garden or landscape? It's probably a sign...

Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca pannosa, on rose.
Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca pannosa, on rose.

Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca pannosa, on rose.

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (53), powdery mildew (2)

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