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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Spring Treatments for Backyard Fruit Tree Insects: Spotted Wing Drosophila

Figure 1. The adult male (shown here) of the spotted wing drosophila has a black spot on its forewings but the female doesn't.

[From March 2013 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Spotted winged...

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Tags: cherry (6), Drosophila (1), fly (3), SWD (1)

Compost Tea

Typical aerated compost tea set up. (Drawing by David Nessl, UC IPM)

[From the August 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter] What is compost tea? Is it a...

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Tags: compost tea (1)

UC IPM Videos on YouTube

Video image: Protect yourself from mosquito bites

Do you know how to check your hotel room for bed bugs before you settle in for the night? Can you...

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Tags: videos (3)

IPM for Lace Bugs

Lace bug adults and nymph

Lace bugs are small, sculptured insects with lacey wings. They suck sap from plants causing leaf...

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Tags: lace bug (1)

New Lady Beetle Quick Tip

The sevenspotted lady beetle is a common aphid-feeding species.

Lady beetles, commonly called “ladybugs” are easily recognized by their round or...

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

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