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What is a pesticide?

Pesticides on shelf. (Credit: Anne Schellman)

When you hear the term “pesticide,” what comes to mind? Do you understand what pesticides are and, more importantly, how to use them correctly? A pesticide is any material (natural or synthetic) used to control, prevent, kill, suppress, or...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Bristly Oxtongue Lives Up to its Name

Mature plant of bristly oxtongue. (Credit: Larry L. Strand)

This summer, you may have noticed what looks like a large dandelion plant covered in blisters growing in your lawn or landscape. It's known as bristly oxtongue, and if you examine or touch it you'll see and feel why. The stems and flower bracts are...

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: annual (2), biennial (1), bristly oxtongue (1), control (29), identify (1), UC IPM (22), UC IPM (22), weed (5), weed gallery (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Removing Poison Oak

Poison-oak growing on a tree as a climbing vine. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Before hiking, backpacking, or camping, people are warned to avoid poison oak. But what should you do if you find it growing on property that you own or manage? Careful removal of poison oak is essential, since many people are allergic to it and can...

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: allergic (1), control (29), DiTomaso (1), Green Bulletin (1), poison oak (1), removal (1), skin rash (1), UC IPM (22)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer Spider Sightings

Adult flower or crab spider. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

When you see spiders in your garden, you may wonder if they can hurt you or your pets. The good news is, most spiders are not likely to bite or cause lasting harm if they do. Plus, they provide natural pest control! Here are a few spiders commonly found...

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM
Tags: black widow (1), control (29), crab (1), garden (5), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (6), poisonous (1), spider (1), UC IPM (22), weaver (1), webs (1), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Managing Weedy Grasses

Fig 1. Large crabgrass. (Credit: Clyde Elmore)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] “I hate crabgrass!” is a common lament I've heard from residents during my 35 years as a UCCE Weed Science Farm Advisor. However, four out of five times, the weed...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bermudagrass (1), control (29), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (1), management (8), Pest Notes (4), Roncoroni (2), weeds (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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