Dr. Akif Eskalen, University of California – Riverside, and Dr. John Kabashima, University of California Cooperative Extension – Orange County, gave a demonstration of the symptoms caused by the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (also known as the PSHB) today at the Huntington Library. In attendance were employees of the city of Pasadena and the California Avocado Commission, as well as Dan Berry, the nursery manager of the Huntington's botanical gardens, and Dr. Sabrina Drill, University of California Cooperative Extension – Los Angeles.
For more information about Fusarium dieback and the PSHB, check out the Eskalen Lab at UCR.
For handouts in English and Spanish regarding the symptoms and what to do if you find them, click here.
If you suspect that you have found this beetle or seen symptoms of the Fusarium dieback on your tree please contact either the County Ag Commissioner office, your local UC Cooperative Extension farm or pest control advisor, or Dr. Akif Eskalen.
The drought is here, it's hot and you don't want your plants to wither away, let alone have to pay higher water bills - what can you do? Among the many useful resources on the internet, you really should check out the Overwater Is Out page.
Sponsored by the OC Stormwater Program, this website has valuable information to help you save $$$ money on your water bill, reduce landscape water runoff, and improve the quality of your local watershed.
You will find landscape tips regarding the importance of mulching your garden to aerating your lawn, current irrigation and rain barrel product rebate information, an event calendar, plant recommendations through the OC Garden Friendly site, along with news and updates regarding local water issues.
Don't miss out on this valuable resource, visit http://www.overwateringisout.org/ today to minimize the impact of the drought to your wallet and your landscape!
Check out this message on the drought: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQgyCjFeXdg&feature=youtu.be
Join the University of California Cooperative Extension on May 8th for three statewide science projects in honor of the 100 year anniversary celebrating a day science and service. Participants of all ages are asked to make observations and collect data that will be entered into a simple survey on any one of the three topics: pollinators, water, and food. Visit http://100.ucanr.edu/Day_of_Science_and_Service/ to learn how you too, can be a scientist for a day.
- Looking to learn how you can save $$$ money with a few minor changes around your landscape?
- Not sure what plant varieties can be added to your landscape that will use less water?
- Irrigation troubles got you down?
Join us at one these exciting OC Garden Friendly events being held at a local Home Depot near you: