If you have gophers eating plants in your garden or landscape, you'll want to watch this brand new video about the Gophinator trap from UC IPM.
The Gophinator is a highly successful method for catching gophers. The video has easy-to-follow instructions on how to use and set the trap. Watch the video here!
For other information on gophers management including how to exclude them and other control methods, see the UC IPM Pest Note: Gophers.
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a Project Coordinator (Academic Coordinator II) to provide scientific and administrative leadership for a CDPR/UC IPM project while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the project. The Project Coordinator will be the central point of communications and budget management for all work, ensuring project deliverables are completed as outlined in the contract. The Academic Coordinator's clientele will include a wide diversity of California stakeholders. Primary clientele will include the pesticide regulatory community (state, county and federal), key members in urban, agricultural and natural area pest managers, and IPM...
From the UC Master Gardener Statewide Blog
The tomato is one of the most versatile and rewarding plants to grow in a summer edible garden. According to a 2014 study by the National Gardening Association, 86 percent of homes with vegetable gardens grow tomatoes. It's understandable that the tomato plant is a popular home vegetable garden staple, tomatoes offer thousands of different varieties options and flavors. Plus, nothing beats the flavor of a ripe tomato straight from the garden!
When properly cared for, a single tomato plant can produce 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) or more of fruit. If tomato yields aren't what was...
If you plan to camp this summer, remember to wait until you arrive at your destination before you purchase firewood. Why?
If you bring your own firewood to a campground, you could unknowingly spread invasive pests and diseases that can harm local trees. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often found in campgrounds and parks as a result of campers moving firewood.
Once you arrive at your destination, pests can emerge from the firewood and spread to the trees and forests where you camp. Invasive and hard-to-control pests kill several million native trees every year, causing environmental and economic problems.
Ways You Can Help
- Buy it where you burn it! Purchase firewood...
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 sanitation practices to make your home less attractive to ants. Spraying ants inside the home will not prevent more ants from entering. Use baits to control the ant colony. Pesticide baits work by attracting worker ants who then take the poison back to the nest where the entire colony, including queens, can be killed. In the landscape, ants protect.../h2>