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Rat Management in School and Community Gardens

Rat. (Credit: Niamh Quinn)

It is important for food-safety reasons to manage rats in school and community gardens. Rats and other wildlife can carry a number of diseases that can be deposited in the form of urine and feces on fruit, vegetables, and in the soil. Rats can also...

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Tags: diseases (1), garden (1), management (1), Quinn (3), rats (1), rodenticide (1), UC IPM (3), wildlife (6)

Winds of Change: Bridging Art and Science

Entomologist/artist Diane Ullman with her tomato sculpture.

Mark your calendars. A professor renowned for bridging art and science will address a UC Davis Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology seminar on April 25 in Meyer Hall, UC Davis campus. Entomologist/artist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department...

Entomologist/artist Diane Ullman with her tomato sculpture.
Entomologist/artist Diane Ullman with her tomato sculpture.

Entomologist/artist Diane Ullman with her tomato sculpture.

This is Nature's Gallery, a UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program project installed in 2012 in the Ruth Storer Gardens, UC Davis Arboretum, off Garrod Drive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Nature's Gallery, a UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program project installed in 2012 in the Ruth Storer Gardens, UC Davis Arboretum, off Garrod Drive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Nature's Gallery, a UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program project installed in 2012 in the Ruth Storer Gardens, UC Davis Arboretum, off Garrod Drive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Co-founders and co-directors of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program are noted ceramic mosaic artist Donna Billick (left) and UC Davis entomologist/artist Diane Ullman. They are standing in front of Nature's Gallery, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Co-founders and co-directors of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program are noted ceramic mosaic artist Donna Billick (left) and UC Davis entomologist/artist Diane Ullman. They are standing in front of Nature's Gallery, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Co-founders and co-directors of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program are noted ceramic mosaic artist Donna Billick (left) and UC Davis entomologist/artist Diane Ullman. They are standing in front of Nature's Gallery, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Speaking of Turkeys...

Wild turkeys foraging in an urban community. (Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

Many people this week are talking about turkeys. But not in the same way as us here at UC IPM. Wild turkey sightings have gone from being a rare occasion to becoming a common event in recent years, as their populations have exploded in some urban areas...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Tags: control (1), feed (1), pest (1), UC IPM (3), urban (2), wild turkey (1), wildlife (6)

Invasive Spotlight: Wild Pigs

Wild pigs drinking and swimming in a cattle trough. [Grant Canova-Parker]

Domestic pigs are a familiar farm animal, but have you heard about wild pigs? These animals are destructive pests with voracious appetites and eat a wide variety of plants and animals. It's estimated wild pigs cause $1.5 billion in economic damage to...

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Tags: boar (1), disease (1), economic damage (1), feral (1), invasive (1), invasive species week (1), Livestock (1), pathogens (1), UC IPM (3), wild pigs (1), Wildlife (6)

Coyotes in California's Urban Areas

Adult coyote. [J.W. Wall, Cal Photos]

[From the August 2016 issue of UC IPM's Retail Nursery & Garden Center IPM News] In many cities across California, urban coyote conflicts appear to be rising. Recent analysis of coyote reports from several entities in southern California has shown...

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:35 PM
Tags: california (1), conflict (1), coyotes (1), Quinn (3), Safety (1), UCIPM (1), urban (2), Wildlife (6)

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