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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 (9), herbicide (2), IPM (3), landscape (2), manage (1), management (21), nonchemical (2), pest (4), plants (1), UC IPM (13), weeds (4), Wilen (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Leafhoppers on plants

Adult leafhopper. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

You may see leafhoppers in your garden or landscape this time of year as they hop about feeding on a variety of plants. You can distinguish these small, wedge-shaped insects from other pests by their tendency to quickly jump or crawl rapidly sideways...

Adult leafhopper. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Adult leafhopper. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Adult leafhopper. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: bleaching (1), honeydew (1), leafhoppers (1), leaves (1), management (21), plant (1), predators (1), sooty mold (1), spots (1), stipple (1), UC IPM (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 (1), garden (3), management (21), Quinn (3), rats (3), rodenticide (1), UC IPM (13), wildlife (1)

Managing Weedy Grasses

Fig 1. Large crabgrass. (Credit: Clyde Elmore)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] “I hate crabgrass!” is a common lament I've heard from residents during my 35 years as a UCCE Weed Science Farm Advisor. However, four out of five times, the weed...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bermudagrass (1), control (9), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (2), management (21), Pest Notes (5), Roncoroni (1), weeds (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Clovers: A Sign of Good Luck?

California burclover, an annual clover. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

In mid-March, many people use clover-themed decorations in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Many gardens and landscaped areas are “decorated” with clovers too, especially with recent rains and mild temperatures in much of California. For...

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Tags: clovers (1), garden (3), landscapes (1), lawns (2), management (21), nitrogen (1), Pest Notes (5), UC IPM (13), weeds (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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