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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 (1), disease (6), firewood (4), invasive (29), pest (10), tree (3), UCIPM (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Managing Invasive Shot Hole Borers in Southern California

Figure 1. Polyphagous shot hole borer. (Credit: Akif Eskalen)

[Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Green Bulletin. Modified slightly from original.] Invasive wood-boring beetles are attacking hundreds of thousands of trees in southern California, including commercial avocados, and trees within urban...

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Tags: beetle (3), dieback (1), Dimson (1), Fusarium (2), invasive (29), IPM (5), ISHB (1), Nobua-Behrmann (1), pest (10), polyphagous (1), PSHB (1), shot hole (1), tree (3), UC IPM (12)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Dark Rover Ant: Current Status in California

Figure 1. Dark rover ant (Credit: Siavash Taravati, UC IPM)

[From the Fall 2018 issue of UC IPM's Green Bulletin newsletter] The dark rover ant (Brachymyrmex patagonicus) is an invasive species which is increasingly being noticed in Southern California. It is a nuisance species that invades structures as both...

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:42 AM
Tags: ant (1), invasive (29), pest management professional (1), rover (1), structural (1), Taravati (1), UC IPM (12)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't Move Firewood!

Don't Move Firewood!

[From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] When you use firewood in the great outdoors, be aware that moving firewood can transport tree-killing insects and diseases. Find out more at the following...

Don't Move Firewood!
Don't Move Firewood!

Don't Move Firewood!

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: burn (1), California (7), exotic (4), firewood (4), invasive (29), oak mortality task force (1), pests (6), tree (3), UC IPM (12)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Stinknet, an Emerging Invasive Weed

Stinknet plant. (Credit: Ron Vanderhoff)

I recently attended a Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area (SAROCWMA) meeting and there was an opportunity for participants to update the group about new invasive plants as well as give an update on management of these and others. During...

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: California (7), impact (1), invasive (29), noxious (1), pineapple weed (1), plant council (1), stinknet (1), UC IPM (12), weed (1), Wilen (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

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