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Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as weeds, disease pathogens, nematodes and insects. Solarization can reduce help reduce pesticides used to control these pests. Soil solarization is...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (37), disease (31), garden (30), heat (2), IPM (58), management (27), pest management (22), Pest Notes (58), pests (56), soil (4), solarization (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (224), weeds (21)

Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California residents and gardeners. Found throughout California, burrowing ground squirrels cause damage to landscapes and structures while feeding on ornamental or...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (3), control (37), Dimson (2), disease (31), garden (30), ground squirrel (6), landscape (26), management (27), pest (75), Pest Notes (58), public health (4), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (224)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Reducing the Spread of Invasive Pests in Cut Wood

Figure 1. Firewood left behind from tree care operations can harbor pests. (Credit: Karey Windbiel-Rojas)

[Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Green Bulletin. Modified slightly from original.] Invasive insects and diseases are threatening numerous tree species throughout the country. Impacts include tree mortality, destruction of forest and...

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:41 PM
Tags: arborist (1), borer (4), disease (31), firewood (7), invasive (29), pest (75), tree (16), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Asian Citrus Psyllid publication updated

Adult and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid. (Credit: Michael E. Rogers, University of Florida)

The Asian citrus psyllid is an insect that can carry a deadly tree disease called Huanglongbing or citrus greening. To help educate people about the seriousness of this disease, how it spreads, and how to deal with it, the UC IPM program has published an...

Adult and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid. (Credit: Michael E. Rogers, University of Florida)
Adult and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid. (Credit: Michael E. Rogers, University of Florida)

Adult and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid. (Credit: Michael E. Rogers, University of Florida)

PDF of ACP Pest Notes
PDF of ACP Pest Notes

PDF of ACP Pest Notes

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:52 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psylld (14), Daugherty (3), disease (31), Grafton-Cardwell (12), insect (6), IPM (58), pest (75), tree (16)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 (27), disease (31), firewood (7), garden (30), infestation (5), invasive species (3), pests (56), summer (7), UC IPM (224)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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