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Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (3), disease (27), firewood (2), garden (2), infestation (1), invasive species (2), pests (5), summer (2), UC IPM (18)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Wrapping Up California Invasive Species Action Week

Huanglongbing, the disease carried by the Asian citrus psyllid, causes asymmetrical yellow mottling of leaves and odd shape and greening of fruit. (Credit: Dr. Susan E. Halbert)

This week, we put the spotlight on invasive species and how these non-native plants, animals, and pathogens damage California's economy and environment. You Can Make a Difference Shot hole borers and the diseases they carry, and Asian citrus psyllid...

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Shot Hole Borers and the Diseases They Carry

Discolored patches on bark from polyphagous shot hole borer adults boring into a tree trunk. (Credit: Akif Eskalen Lab, UC Riverside)

Shot hole borers are tiny insects the size of a sesame seed that don't look particularly harmful, but don't let their diminutive size fool you. Two of these borers are invasive—the polyphagous shot hole borer and the Kuroshio shot hole borer. They...

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Wild Pigs

Wild pigs drinking and swimming in a cattle water trough. (Credit: Grant Canova-Parker)

It may surprise you to learn that California is home to invasive wild pigs, also called feral hogs or wild boars. Wild pigs can be a major nuisance for farmers, ranchers, and others who live in more rural areas or near wildlands. They will invade fields...

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: disease (27), domestic livestock (1), economic damage (2), feral (2), pathogens (3), pest notes (3), pests (5), UC IPM (18), wild pigs (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease

Oranges

As part of our coverage of California Invasive Species Action Week, today we focus on a pair of invasive species that “work” together: an insect called the Asian citrus psyllid and the plant disease it can spread, huanglongbing. Our...

Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 11:02 PM
Tags: ACP (4), Asian citrus psyllid (4), citrus (4), disease (27), economic harm (1), HLB (6), huanglongbing (9), Invasive (5), pest (5), UC IPM (18)

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