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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

Plantain weeds Pest Notes updated

Rosettes and flowers of broadleaf plantain, Plantago major.<br>(Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Plantains are common weeds in lawns, athletic fields, ornamental plantings, roadsides, and...

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:24 AM
Tags: control (54), IPM (62), landscape (46), management (41), mulch (5), pest (100), pest management (57), Pest Notes (90), plantains (1), Reiter (1), turf (7), UC IPM (263), weed science (5), weeds (29)
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

Dandelions in the Landscape

Flowering dandelion. (Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi)

Dandelions are broadleaf plants easily recognizable by their bright yellow flower and puffball of...

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Tags: control (54), Dandelion (3), landscape (46), lawn (10), puffball (1), Roncoroni (2), turf (7), UC IPM (263), weed (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

‘Mosquito Hawks’ in Your House?

Adult crane fly.

You may be seeing long-legged, flying insects in your house lately, bouncing around the walls,...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:25 PM
Tags: aerate (2), crane flies (4), eater (2), hawk (3), insects (16), lawn (10), mosquito (17), Pest Notes (90), thatch (2), turf (7), turfgrass (4), UC IPM (263)

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