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Posts Tagged: invasive species week

Invasive Spotlight: Nutria

Adult nutria with white muzzle and whiskers, and long, round tail.<br>(Credit: J Gross)

Nutria are found near rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Their burrowing and feeding on...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Invasive Spotlight: Shot Hole Borers

Adult female polyphagous shot hole borer.<br>(Credit: A Eskalen)

Small beetles are causing big problems in Southern California. Two closely related species, the...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: beetle (13), dieback (5), fusarium (5), invasive (40), invasive species week (8), ISHB (2), pest (95), polyphagous (5), PSHB (4), shot hole (3), tree (19), UC IPM (250)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Eastern gray squirrels and Eastern fox squirrels

Eastern gray squirrel. (Credit: JP Clark)

While some may find them cute, both the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the...

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

Invasive Spotlight: Wild Pigs

Wild pigs drinking and swimming in a cattle trough. [Grant Canova-Parker]

Domestic pigs are a familiar farm animal, but have you heard about wild pigs? These animals are...

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Tags: boar (1), disease (41), economic damage (2), feral (3), invasive (40), invasive species week (8), Livestock (2), pathogens (6), UC IPM (250), wild pigs (3), Wildlife (10)

Invasive Spotlight: Invasive Plants

Crimson fountaingrass. [J.M. DiTomaso]

Invasive plants are weeds that infest natural ecosystems, rangelands and pasture. They can cause...

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:26 PM
Tags: garden center (9), invasive species week (8), landscape (43), plants (13), retail nursery (8), UC IPM (250), weed (11)

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