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Finding Soot Afoot? It Could be Sooty Mold

Pomegranate leaves and fruit covered in sooty mold (Credit: D Carroll)

Sooty mold is a black fungal growth that looks like a layer of soot covering the leaves of a...

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 1:40 PM
Tags: disease (43), fungi (8), garden (40), integrated pest management (15), landscape (48), Messenger-Sikes (2), Pest Notes (92), sooty mold (5), UC IPM (268), Windbiel-Rojas (12)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Houseplant Pests

Examining an African violet plant for pests. (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Like outdoor plants, houseplants can also experience pest problems. Did you know that too much or...

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: bacteria (2), cultural control (3), disease (43), fungus (5), Hodel (6), horticulture (1), houseplant (2), insect (12), mite (2), pest (102), pest management (62), Pest Notes (92), Pittenger (3), UC IPM (268)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Lawn Problems: Diseases Are Not Always To Blame

Figure 1. A healthy backyard lawn. (Credit: C Reynolds)

Your customers want their lawns to be beautiful and functional (Figure 1) but dead patches or other...

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: abiotic (6), damage (17), disease (43), irrigation (5), lawn (10), lawns (6), turf (7), turfgrass (4), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Sudden Oak Death

Tanbark oaks killed by Phytophthora ramorum. (Credit: P Svihra)

    Sudden oak death is a disease of oak trees that is caused by an invasive...

Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

April Gardening Tips: Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew damage on tomato leaves. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As you practice social distancing during COVID-19, you may find yourself spending more time in the...

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: checklist (6), control (54), disease (43), fruit (8), garden (40), landscape (48), ornamentals (4), pest management (62), powdery mildew (3), tips (6), UC IPM (268), vegetables (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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