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Posts Tagged: fungi

Wood Decay Fungi in Landscape Trees

A conk, the fruiting body of the fungus <i>Phellinus ignarius</i> on black walnut. (Credit: AJ Downer, UCCE Ventura County)

Landscape trees provide welcome shade, fruit, homes for wildlife, and even a place for kids to...

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM
Tags: control (45), decay (1), disease (36), Downer (1), fungi (5), IPM (59), landscape (35), management (34), Pest Notes (72), pests (58), tree care (2), UC IPM (217)

Invasive Spotlight: Shot Hole Borers and the Diseases They Carry

Discolored patches on bark from polyphagous shot hole borer adults boring into a tree trunk. (Credit: Akif Eskalen Lab, UC Riverside)

Shot hole borers are tiny insects the size of a sesame seed that don't look particularly harmful,...


Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns

Newly emerged inky cap mushrooms, Coprinus comatus. [R.M.Davis]

Wet weather is favorable to mushrooms, which are sometimes called toadstools. Mushrooms are the...

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Tags: bird''s nests (1), fungi (5), lawn (7), mushrooms (1), nuisance (6), puffballs (1), spores (1), stinkhorns (1), toadstools (1)

Downy Mildew on Ice Plants

Healthy red apple ice plant. [H. Schenk]

[From the April-May 2016 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] A downy mildew caused by the fungus...

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Tags: Chitambar (1), Dara (2), disease (36), downy (1), fungi (5), ice plants (1), mesembryanthemi (1), mildew (1), Scheck (1), UCIPM (67)

Good Sanitation Practices Keep Backyard Fruit Trees Healthy

Remove mummies (shown next to ripe fruit) and other diseased plant parts to reduce plant disease spread. [J.K. Clark]

Fall is the best time to protect your backyard fruit and nut trees from winter and spring pests. By...

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Tags: bacteria (1), fungi (5), pests (58), UCIPM (67)
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