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Curling Leaves on Plants

Plant problem diagnostic tool menu.

If you are puzzled by curling leaves on plants in your garden or landscape, you may need to do some detective work to figure out the cause. Curling leaves can be caused by many problems, including insect damage, disease, abiotic disorders, or even...

Plant problem diagnostic tool menu.
Plant problem diagnostic tool menu.

Plant problem diagnostic tool menu.

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Tags: abiotic (2), aphids (1), damage (11), herbicide (2), leaf curling (1), peach leaf curl (1), thrips (1), UC IPM (8), whiteflies (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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...

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

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

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (11), Flint (1), garden (1), landscape (2), Pest Notes (3), pests (4), plants (1), slugs (1), snails (1), UC IPM (8), vegetables (1), Wilen (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Landscape Tree Damage: It's Not Always a Pest Issue

Fig 1. Limb dieback and sparse canopy of overwatered olive trees around which turf was planted. Unirrigated trees in the background are healthy. (Photo: L. R. Costello, UCCE)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Most disorders impacting landscape trees result from abiotic (non-living) disorders rather than attacks from biotic (living) pests like plant pathogens, insects, and...

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: abiotic (2), damage (11), diseases (1), disorders (1), drought (1), Green Bulletin (1), Hartin (1), heat stress (1), landscape (2), mechanical injury (1), trees (1), UC IPM (8)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

What Made That Mound - a Gopher or a Mole?

Fig 1. The margin of a mole mound tends to be circular. (Credit: Larry A. Strand)

Finding freshly dug mounds of soil in the garden, lawn, or landscape might be a sign of gophers or moles. Their mounds look similar and are frequently confused for each other. Figure 1 shows a mole mound, which usually is volano-shaped with a circular...

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Tags: control (1), damage (11), gopher (1), integrated pest management (1), mole (1), monitoring (2), mound (1), Pest Notes (3), UC IPM (8)

Raccoons

Juvenile racoon. (L. Fitzhugh)

Raccoons may look adorable at times, but when this nocturnal animal appears in your yard at night, its “cuteness” factor quickly disappears. Raccoons normally live in natural areas, but they can easily adapt and survive in urban settings...

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:52 AM
Tags: damage (11), disease (1), parasites (1), pests (4), raccoons (1), UC IPM (8)

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