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Fall Weed Management in Lawns and Landscapes

Bermudagrass (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to cool, now is the time to practice weed...

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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 (4), lawn (10), lawns (6), turf (7), turfgrass (4), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

"Mosquito Eaters" and Mosquitoes

Adult European crane fly, Tipula paludosa. (Credit: Wikimedia)

Warmer weather means many pests are flying and joining you indoors while you shelter-in-place or...

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bite (16), crane flies (4), eater (2), hawk (3), insects (16), lawn (10), mosquito (17), Pest Notes (90), turfgrass (4), UC IPM (263)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Got Gophers?

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Gophers are well-known and certainly unwelcome pests in landscapes, gardens, lawns, and athletic...

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]
Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM
Tags: Baldwin (4), damage (17), eating (1), garden (38), gophers (6), landscape (46), lawn (10), mound (2), Pest Notes (90), pests (62), pocket gophers (1), rodent (9), turf (7), UC IPM (263), vegetables (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert, Bugwood.org)

Originally posted August 26, 2016; edited July 10, 2018 Have you seen big green beetles in your...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beetle (13), CDFA (12), chafer (3), green (1), grubs (6), hoplia (2), Japanese (4), June (1), lawn (10), pests (62), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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