- Author: Tunyalee A. Martin
Last week during California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter what your summer plans, here are some things YOU can do about invasive species from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California Department of Food and Agriculture.
YOU: I'M TRAVELLING TO AMAZING PLACES
- Learn what plants and animals you can bring into California.
- Author: Amber C. Vinchesi
As a commodity-based CE Advisor with a background in entomology, weed science is not a familiar subject to me, especially weed identification. In my experience, weeds were studied within entomology when the pest insect overwintered or fed on weeds, or when weeds were potential hosts of many insect-vectored diseases and served as disease reservoirs. Insects use weeds as an important resource, but this can help or harm agricultural crops. Many pest insects, especially the generalist feeders, spend the spring and winter on weeds before moving into agricultural crops. Many weeds also serve as hosts for diseases transmitted by insects, which is a large research area in agricultural entomology. On the other hand, weeds are also some of the...
A new UC Cooperative Extension podcast that focuses on growing orchard crops in the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys is now available free at http://growingthevalleypodcast.com, Apple iTunes and Google Play Music.
The hosts are Phoebe Gordon, UCCE orchard systems advisor in Madera and Merced counties, and Luke Milliron, UCCE orchard systems advisor for Butte, Tehama and Glenn counties. The pair conduct research and extension programs...