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Posts Tagged: Pest Notes

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 (4), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (1), management (5), Pest Notes (53), Roncoroni (1), weeds (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Dodder

Spaghettilike stems of Japanese dodder growing on a tree. (Credit: Vince Guise)

When people think of parasites, often what comes to mind are blood-sucking insects like bed bugs,...

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: California (1), dodder (1), invasive (3), Japanese (1), mistletoe (1), parasitic plant (1), pest management (1), Pest Notes (53), UC IPM (17)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Wild Pigs

Wild pigs drinking and swimming in a cattle water trough. (Credit: Grant Canova-Parker)

It may surprise you to learn that California is home to invasive wild pigs, also called feral hogs...

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: disease (3), domestic livestock (1), economic damage (1), feral (1), pathogens (1), pest notes (53), pests (5), UC IPM (17), wild pigs (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Dealing with Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Snails and slugs can be destructive pests in gardens and landscapes when they devour entire...

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (3), Flint (1), garden (2), landscape (1), Pest Notes (53), pests (5), plants (2), slugs (1), snails (1), UC IPM (17), vegetables (1), Wilen (2)
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 (2), landscapes (2), lawns (3), management (5), nitrogen (1), Pest Notes (53), UC IPM (17), weeds (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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