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Posts Tagged: Pest Management/Diseases

Battle bugs in the garden to protect produce

It’s not too difficult to see how the spotted cucumber beetle acquired its common name.

With the garden moving into full swing, you may be seeing a plethora of pests trying to get to all that produce before you do! First, you need to make it...

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Fuzzy, but not Friends

PREVENTION The first step to controlling citrus mealybugs is to monitor trees in the spring for signs of ant trails, sooty mold, and egg clusters.

If you have citrus trees, you likely have citrus mealybugs Cousin to scale insects, these tiny Morgan Hill pests are often overlooked. At first, you may see...

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Sap-sucking Pests

TOXIC CONTROLS Cabbage aphids produce a mustard oil as a defense to predators like ladybugs and their larvae.

Cabbage aphids wreak havoc in the garden Aphids, or plant lice, are nearly always a problem in the garden. This is particularly true in winter when it comes...

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Asian citrus psyllid remains threat to Bay Area trees

Psyllid Adult Feeding

The pest can destroy citrus trees The Asian citrus psyllid remains a serious and dangerous pest of all types of citrus, says Joe Deviney, Santa Clara...

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 10:11 AM
 
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