Ten years ago the U.S. Senate voted unanimously and created National Pollinator Week. This week reminds us of the vital role pollinators play in providing our world's fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. According to the Pollinator Partnership, pollination produces nearly $20 billion worth of crops annually in the U.S.
Pollinators include bees, beetles, bats, butterflies, moths, and wasps. Many pollinators including bats, predatory wasps, and syrphid flies are also beneficial predators because they...
Every April, we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways we can help make our planet healthier. One way to do this is to use IPM or integrated pest management to deal with pests around your home and garden!
IPM is a science-based, environmentally sound strategy that farmers, professionals, and residents can use to help prevent or control pests and their damage while at the same time protecting people, bees, beneficials, pets and the planet.
Are you already using IPM?
IPM uses a combination of methods including:
- biological control -- 'good bugs' or beneficial organisms like spiders or parasites that eat or prey on other bugs;
- physical control -- blocking the pest from...
The UC Statewide IPM Program is still looking for qualified individuals to assist with developing urban IPM publications and materials. The deadline to apply for the new urban Writer/Editor position has been extended until February 6, 2017.
Duties of this position include writing, editing, and copy editing a wide variety of professional-quality informational and outreach materials written by UC IPM academics, staff, or others. Materials include a variety of publications such as regularly updated publication series, technical manuscripts written for a lay audience, news and informational pieces, and other documents...
We've extended the deadline-hurry and reserve your space today!
Oakland Workshop, Jan. 24, 2017
Register NOW for the Oakland IPM Training for Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers workshop on January 24. Registration is now open to all.
Registration closes at 10:00pm. Come learn and received tons of materials about Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing disease, household pests, invasive pests, and IPM and pesticides.
Register, view the agenda, and see parking and directions at
- Author: Niamh Quinn
In October 2016, the University of California Cooperative Extension, Orange County, in association with the Pest Control Operators of California, Target Specialty Products, and Univar, hosted a three-day West Coast Rodent Academy for pest management professionals. The event was held at University of California's Agricultural and Natural Resources South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine, CA.
At the academy, participants learned about rodent identification, rodent disease, sanitation, monitoring, trapping, and urban rodent surveys. Participants were provided with opportunities to learn about good environmental stewardship practices and provided with updates on the laws and regulations concerning trapping and the use of...