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Hot Weather Tips for the Summer Garden

Most Californians don't have a desert landscape designed to withstand the limited water and high temps like the desert garden display at the UC Santa Cruz botanical garden. (Credit: Lauren Snowden)

This week much of California is under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning, with high temperatures estimated to range from 90 to 108 degrees. Many home gardeners are wondering how they can help their plants, trees, or shrubs survive the intense...

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: drought (11), gardening (3), Master Gardener Program (1), UC IPM (214), Womack (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 (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)

Sudden Oak Death Moving to Urban Areas; 3 Steps to Protect Oaks

Doug Schmidt, standing, and Matteo Garbeletto examine a bay laurel on the UC Berkeley campus.

Drought is decreasing but not defeating the pathogen that causes sudden oak death, according to a citizen science-assisted survey conducted this spring by a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources forest pathologist. Results of the 2015 Sudden Oak Death...

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10:04 PM
Tags: drought (11), phytophthora ramorum (2), SOD (2), sudden oak death (4), UC IPM (214)

California drought may be causing shifts in pest behavior

Male and female adult oriental cockroaches [UC IPM]

This summer, the media frequently reported an increase in the density of pests in the home and landscape. The drought has been cited as the cause of these problems. Pest control companies quoted in articles confirm that the demand for their services is...

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:54 AM
Tags: Andrew Sutherland (1), ants (30), cockroaches (11), drought (11), exclusion (4), habitat modification (1), rodents (5), UC IPM (214)

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