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Rat Management in School and Community Gardens

Rat. (Credit: Niamh Quinn)

It is important for food-safety reasons to manage rats in school and community gardens. Rats and other wildlife can carry a number of diseases that can be deposited in the form of urine and feces on fruit, vegetables, and in the soil. Rats can also...

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Tags: diseases (9), garden (27), management (23), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticide (5), UC IPM (214), wildlife (7)

California Invasive Species Action Week

Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Did you know that every 60 days, a new and potentially damaging invasive species enters California? California residents can help in the fight against invasive species by learning and participating next week (June 2-10) in the California Invasive...

Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)
Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: animals (1), California (25), diseases (9), economic (1), environmental (1), globalization (1), harm (1), invasive species action week (1), pathogens (5), pests (54), plants (11), threat (1), UC IPM (214)
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 (4), damage (12), diseases (9), disorders (1), drought (11), Green Bulletin (3), Hartin (1), heat stress (1), landscape (25), mechanical injury (1), trees (18), UC IPM (214)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Pine Tree Pests

Round swellings on pine terminals infected by western gall rust. (Arthur H. McCain)

This time of year, deciduous trees go dormant, and evergreen trees such as pine are more visible in the landscape. Pine trees, like other plants, can suffer from attack by pests, whether on your property or in our forested areas in California. Pine...

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:29 PM
Tags: diseases (9), drought (11), environmental disorders (2), insects (62), mortality (1), pests (54), pine (2), tree (16), UC IPM (214)

Fall Lawn Quiz

Mowing lawn using electric mulching mower. (C.A. Reynolds)

Not everyone has a lawn, but if you do, fall is the perfect time to give your lawn some much-needed attention. To find out if you are maintaining your lawn properly, answer the following questions: Is your irrigation system set to water deeply and...

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Tags: aerate (2), diseases (9), fall lawn care (1), fertilize (1), grasscycle (1), insects (62), thatch (2), UC IPM (214), weeds (20)

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