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Stinknet, an Emerging Invasive Weed

Stinknet plant. (Credit: Ron Vanderhoff)

I recently attended a Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area (SAROCWMA) meeting and there was an opportunity for participants to update the group about new invasive plants as well as give an update on management of these and others. During...

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: California (1), impact (1), invasive (2), noxious (1), pineapple weed (1), plant council (1), stinknet (1), UC IPM (6), weed (1), Wilen (9)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Dealing with Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Snails and slugs can be destructive pests in gardens and landscapes when they devour entire seedlings or chew holes in leaves, flowers, fruit, and even the bark of plants. Manage these pests by getting rid of their hiding places, setting up traps, or...

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (1), Flint (1), garden (1), landscape (1), Pest Notes (2), pests (1), plants (2), slugs (1), snails (1), UC IPM (6), vegetables (1), Wilen (9)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

New Invasive Plant Resources

Dyer's woad. (S. Orloff)

Invasive plants—plants that can disperse, establish, and spread without human assistance or disturbance—pose a serious problem in California's waterways, wildlands and rangelands. Common garden weeds, unlike invasive plants, don't generally...

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Tags: DiTomaso (2), invasive plants (1), Kyser (1), nursery (1), Orloff (1), ornamentals (1), Stapleton (1), UC IPM (6), Wilen (9)

Why are Invasive Plants a Problem?

Yellow starthistle plant. (J. M. DiTomaso)

Invasive plants frequently escape from ornamental plantings and are a serious problem in California's wildlands and rangelands. They can cause economic and ecological impacts such as habitat loss for native species, and clogged waterways and irrigation...

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Tags: Bell (1), DiTomaso (2), invasive (2), Pest Notes (2), plants (2), UC IPM (6), Wilen (9), yellow starthistle (1)

The Ficus Leaf-Rolling Psyllid: A New Pest of Ficus microcarpa

Fig 1. FLRP causes a distinctive,  tight, typically complete leaf roll. [D.R. Hodel]

[From the August 2016 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] A new psyllid pest that causes a distinctive, tight, typically complete rolling of leaves (Figure 1), has been found on Ficus microcarpa (Chinese banyan, Indian laurel fig) in Los Angeles,...

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Tags: Chinese banyan (1), cuban (1), dara (1), eskalen (1), ficus (1), FLRP (1), hodel (1), Indian laurel fig (1), leaf (1), management (1), ohara (1), pest (2), roller (1), rolling (1), UCIPM (1), wilen (9)

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