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Posts Tagged: soil

Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (37), disease (30), garden (27), heat (1), IPM (54), management (27), pest management (20), Pest Notes (58), pests (52), soil (3), solarization (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (191), weeds (19)

Gnats on Houseplants

Fungus gnat adult caught in yellow sticky trap. (Jack Kelly Clark)

If you have house or office plants and have ever seen small, dark-colored insect swarming around...

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Tags: flies (3), fungus gnat (2), houseplant (1), indoor (1), potting mix (1), soil (3), UC IPM (191)

Weed Seeds and Their Longevity

Curly dock seeds and achenes.

A repost and link to a recent Weed Science Society of America press release entitled: "About...

Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:18 PM
Tags: control (37), longevity (1), seed (1), soil (3), weed (10)
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