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Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Summer may be over, but continued warm weather means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this year, 361 cases of the mosquito-borne illness West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported* in 23 California counties from Imperial to Shasta. Sadly, 18 of...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Tags: DEET (2), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (2), mosquitoes (2), picardin (2), UC IPM (115), West Nile virus (2)

Caring for Citrus in Fall

Infestation of brown rot on lemon. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Citrus trees need care throughout the year, including cultural practices to keep trees healthy and pest management. During the fall season, several pests can attack citrus trees in many California regions.  Brown Rot Monitor for this disease by...

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psyllid (8), brown rot (1), care (1), disease. (1), huanglongbing (12), leaf miner (1), pest management (1), slugs (1), snails (1), UC IPM (115)

UC IPM Hiring for Pesticide Safety Educator

Personal protection equipment. (Mike Poe)

The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring an Pesticide Safety Educator to coordinate with UC ANR advisors and specialists, government agencies, professional organizations, and others to plan, develop and deliver local pesticide safety educational programs...

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM

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 them, your plants could have fungus gnats. Fungus gnats are tiny flies that as adults, resemble mosquitoes. Fungus gnats don't bite people, but their...

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Tags: flies (1), fungus gnat (1), houseplant (1), indoor (1), potting mix (1), soil (1), UC IPM (115)

Third Backyard Citrus Tree with Huanglongbing Disease Found

Asymmetrical yellow mottling of citrus leaves and greening of fruit, symptoms of huanglongbing. (E. Grafton-Cardwell)

From the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program RIVERSIDE – A third backyard citrus tree in the city of Riverside has tested positive for citrus greening, a deadly disease for citrus plants that can be transmitted from tree to tree by...

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:40 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psylld (4), CDFA (6), disease (10), greening. (1), huanglongbing (12), Riverside (2), UC IPM (115)

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