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Vegetable Pest Identification cards

Spring is here and so are the pests. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has the books that can help you learn about the insects, diseases, wildlife, and weeds that might be causing problems in your garden or...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:32 PM
Tags: books (2), garden (30), gardening (4), home (4), identification (4), landscape (26), pest (75), UC IPM (224), wildlife (8)

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 (4), Master Gardener Program (1), UC IPM (224), Womack (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Top 10 Garden and Landscape Pests


Download the free booklet at the bottom of the page! 1. Ants Most people deal with ants around their home at some point. Because most ants live outdoors, focus efforts on keeping ants from entering buildings by caulking entryways. Follow good...

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Ladybug, Ladybug, Stay at my House!

Ladybug adult

This article is mainly from the UC Master Gardeners of Butte County's blog, The Real Dirt. I've shortened it. Ladybugs (Ladybeetles) are beneficial insects that play a major role in keeping down populations of insects that feed on plants. Perhaps most...

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:03 AM
Tags: aphids (44), Colusa County (51), gardening (4), ladybugs (44), Master Gardeners (69)
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