Attend one of two Northern California Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Workshops this January!
UC IPM is offering two hands-on, train-the-trainer workshops designed especially for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, owners, and affiliates. Topics will include invasive pests, Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing disease, household pests, as well as how to serve your customers' IPM and pesticides needs. Participants will receive materials and resources to bring back and train others in your store and to help you better serve your customers' pest needs.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Oakland Center, CSU East Bay -- Oakland, CA
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Central Coast residents, officials, ranchers and representatives of conservation organizations came out in force to a November UC Cooperative Extension meeting sounding an alarm about the recent detection of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in San Luis Obispo County trees, reported Kathe Tanner in the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
This was the first such gathering in this county since tests confirmed that the disease made its way south of Monterey County, according to event coordinator Mary Bianchi,...
- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
When people think of Thanksgiving, they often think of spending time with family, expressing gratitude for the fall harvest and other things, and for many, turkey. Most people aren't thinking about pests, but UC IPM always is! The pests we are thinking about this Thanksgiving are turkeys.
Wild turkey populations have exploded in some urban areas of California, causing problems in landscapes while they are searching for food, posing traffic hazards when crossing streets or walking in the road, and in some cases, chasing or harassing people. Turkeys can become more aggressive during the breeding season, occasionally even charging, threatening, and acting aggressively toward people.
Prevent problems by...
If you have ants climbing up and down trees and shrubs in your landscape, and your trees and shrubs appear to have a sticky substance covering their leaves, you'll want to watch UC IPM's newest YouTube video, “Using a Sticky Barrier to Prevent Ants on Trees and Shrubs”.
The short video explains that the sticky substance on your leaves is honeydew, a sugary substance excreted by aphids, psyllids and a few other plant pests. Ants harvest this...
If you have insects invading your kitchen or pantry, or if you've ever opened stored food products and discovered pests inside, you'll want to watch this new video from UC IPM. It describes several types of pantry pests, foods they are attracted to, and includes steps on how to prevent, manage and eliminate them from your home.
For more detailed information, read the Pantry Pests Pest Note. You can also read an article about pantry pests in the Retail and Garden Center IPM News at