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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Spring Treatments for Backyard Fruit Tree Insects: Codling Moth

Figure 1. Codling moth larva and frass in pear.

[From March 2013 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] March is the time to...

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Tags: apples (1), codling moth (1), pears (1), pheromone (1), treatment (3)

Managing Myoporum Thrips

Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (L.L. Strand, UC IPM)

The myporum thrips is a tiny, recently-arrived insect, native to New Zealand, that has been...

Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (L.L. Strand, UC IPM)
Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (L.L. Strand, UC IPM)

Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (Photo by L.L. Strand UCIPM)

Galling of leaves and shoots caused by myoporum thrips. (D. Rosen, UC IPM)
Galling of leaves and shoots caused by myoporum thrips. (D. Rosen, UC IPM)

Galling of leaves and shoots caused by myoporum thrips. (Photo by D. Rosen, UC IPM)

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM

What are those flies coming out of the drain?

A drain fly

Drain flies, also called moth flies, are small flies that develop in decaying organic matter in...

A drain fly
A drain fly

A drain fly

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Tags: drain fly (1), moth fly (1)

Tell Your Customers About Mulch

Mulch

[From March 2014 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Anything used to cover...

Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Tags: mulch (3), water (3)

What's the Problem with Neonicotinoids?

Figure 1. Application of imidacloprid as a soil drench with a bucket.

[From March 2014 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] A massive killing of...

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Tags: bees (4), insecticide (2), neonicotinoid (1)

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