New Seasonal Checklist to Help Combat Landscape Pests

Nov 17, 2015

Toyon shrub. [J.K.Clark]
UC IPM has a brand new resource called the Seasonal Landscape IPM Checklist (or SLIC). The checklist is a regional decision-making tool designed to help guide landscape professionals and home gardeners through a yearly list of activities to prevent, monitor, or manage landscape plant pest problems throughout the year.

The Seasonal Landscape IPM Checklist can be accessed on UC IPM's Home, garden, turf and landscape pests web page under “More information,” and can also be found under the “Special Resources” section for Landscape Professionals and UC Master Gardeners.

To see seasonal activities for your region, choose either “View by county” or “View by region.” Once selected, a new page will open to show the activities that may be needed for the current month, depending on what is grown in the landscape. Although the current calendar month is displayed, you can use the checkboxes to choose the desired month(s) to plan ahead for upcoming landscape activities. You can also download a print-friendly version of the selected monthly checklist.

Currently, four areas or regions in California are included in the checklist, with plans to add other regions in the future. Soon to be added will be the ability to subscribe to monthly SLIC email updates for your region.

 

By Anne Schellman
Author - UC Master Gardener Coordinator

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