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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Beware of Poison Oak

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and backpacking. During your...

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Tags: avoid (1), camping (3), hiking (1), landscape (16), poison oak (2), summer (5), uc ipm (84), weed (6)

It's National Honey Bee Day! (August 19th)

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National Honey Bee Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every August. This year it falls on...

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM
Tags: apiculture (1), colonies (1), damage (6), honey bees (1), Nino (1), Parreira (1), pests (39), UC IPM (84), varroa mite (1)

Keep an Eye out for Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on rose. (Jack Kelly Clark)

This time of year, you may notice a white, powdery looking growth on fruit, vegetable plants or...

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Tags: disease (15), fruit (2), fungus (3), ornamental (1), plants (5), powdery mildew (2), UC IPM (84), vegetable (1)

2017: A Great Year for Spider Mites

Spider mites can produce copious amounts of webbing. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Many areas in California have experienced a hot and dusty summer, perfect conditions that favor...

Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Tags: damage (6), management (13), spider mites (1), stippling (1), UC IPM (84), webbing (1)

You can help prevent a deadly disease from destroying California's citrus

There is no known treatment for huanglongbing, which kills citrus trees.

The incurable citrus tree disease huanglongbing, or HLB, has been detected in Los...

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:15 AM
Tags: asian citrus pysllid (1), citrus (11), disease (15), Grafton-Cardwell (5), greening (3), HLB (21), huanglongbing (26), Kan-Rice (1), Riverside (3)

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