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Beware of Poison Oak

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and backpacking. During your...

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Tags: avoid (1), camping (1), hiking (1), landscape (16), poison oak (1), summer (2), uc ipm (7), weed (3)

Beneficial Predator Spotlight: Lacewings

Green lacewing life cycle. [J.K. Clark]

Last week, we discussed some common beneficial predators that help control pests on garden and...

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (1), garden (7), lacewing (1), landscape (16), natural enemies (1), pests (6), predator (1), UC IPM (7)

Beneficial Predators Fight Garden Pests

Lady beetle life cycle (clockwise) eggs, larva, pupa, adult.

You're probably familiar with lady beetles (aka lady bugs), common beneficial insect predators that...

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:06 PM
Tags: aphids (2), assassin (1), beneficial predators (1), garden (7), insects (4), landscape (16), pesticides (1), pirate (1), predaceous ground beetle (1), spiders (1), UC IPM (7), wasp (1)

Catchweed Bedstraw or Velcro Plant

Catchweed bedstraw. [K. Windbiel-Rojas]

Catchweed bedstraw. It's that weed that tugs at your clothes while you pass by or attaches to your...

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:02 AM
Tags: annual (1), bedstraw (1), catchweed (1), control (3), garden (7), landscape (16), management (1), summer (2), UCIPM (5), Velcro (1), weed (3), winter (3)

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

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