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Updated Landscape Weed Info

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Controlling weeds can be challenging to landscape professionals or home gardeners since landscapes often include a mix of turfgrass, annual plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees. The newly revised publication Pest Notes: Weed Management in...

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
Tags: control (6), herbicide (1), IPM (6), landscape (23), manage (1), management (2), nonchemical (1), pest (3), plants (3), UC IPM (13), weeds (7), Wilen (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Invasive Plants

The flowers of French broom are attractive, but this invasive plant is not a good choice for landscapes. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

People in urban and suburban areas often use the term “invasive” to describe plants or weeds that appear to take over a garden or landscape. However, true invasive plants are weeds that infest ecosystems, rangelands, and pasture—places...

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with in the garden and landscape. While we don't know that for sure, we do know that nutsedge is a very challenging weed to control. Yellow and purple...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (6), garden (11), landscape (23), nuisance (1), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (1), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (13), weeds (7), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Dealing with Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Snails and slugs can be destructive pests in gardens and landscapes when they devour entire seedlings or chew holes in leaves, flowers, fruit, and even the bark of plants. Manage these pests by getting rid of their hiding places, setting up traps, or...

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (2), Flint (1), garden (11), landscape (23), Pest Notes (1), pests (7), plants (3), slugs (2), snails (2), UC IPM (13), vegetables (2), Wilen (2)
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 (1), damage (2), diseases (2), disorders (1), drought (2), Green Bulletin (1), Hartin (1), heat stress (1), landscape (23), mechanical injury (1), trees (3), UC IPM (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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