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What makes a weed an invasive plant?

Invasive pampasgrass (Credit: J DiTomaso)

Weeds are usually thought of as native plants we don't want in areas such as landscapes, fields,...

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:03 PM
Tags: exotic (11), invasive (44), invasive species (7), management (42), pest (102), pest management (62), retail newsletter (8), UC IPM (268), weed (12)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

The White Garden Snail: A Serious Threat to Landscape Ornamentals?

Figure 1. The adult white garden snail has a medium-sized shell about the size of a nickel or dime. (Credit: DR Hodel)

  The white garden snail (Theba pisana), sometimes known as the Italian white snail, can...

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: control (54), exotic (11), Hodel (6), invasive (44), invasive species (7), management (42), pest (102), pest management (62), retail newsletter (8), snails (5), UC IPM (268), white garden snail (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly

Figure 2. Side view of the adult spotted lanternfly.

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new exotic pest that was first detected in...

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Report Unsolicited Seeds to APHIS

Unlabeled seeds from unsolicited packages.

Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain...

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Tags: invasive (44), pest management (62), plants (13), press release (2), regulations (5), seed (2), USDA (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Brooms

French broom, <i>Genista monspessulana</i>, invading a hillside near Bodega Bay, California. (Credit: B Rice)

Brooms are shrubs which were originally planted in California as ornamentals and for erosion...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: brooms (2), DiTomaso (5), invasive (44), invasive species action week (5), Kyser (3), landscape (48), management (42), Oneto (3), pest management (62), Pest Notes (92), plants (13), UC IPM (268), weed science (5), weeds (29)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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