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Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (41), disease (34), garden (30), heat (1), IPM (58), management (30), pest management (27), Pest Notes (69), pests (57), soil (3), solarization (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (209), weeds (22)

Managing Weedy Grasses

Fig 1. Large crabgrass. (Credit: Clyde Elmore)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] “I hate...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bermudagrass (1), control (41), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (7), management (30), Pest Notes (69), Roncoroni (2), weeds (22)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Invasive Plants

The flowers of French broom are attractive, but this invasive plant is not a good choice for landscapes. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

People in urban and suburban areas often use the term “invasive” to describe plants or...

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (41), garden (30), landscape (33), nuisance (6), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (1), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (209), weeds (22), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Clovers: A Sign of Good Luck?

California burclover, an annual clover. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

In mid-March, many people use clover-themed decorations in preparation for St. Patrick's Day....

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Tags: clovers (1), garden (30), landscapes (2), lawns (5), management (30), nitrogen (1), Pest Notes (69), UC IPM (209), weeds (22)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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