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Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Summer may be over, but continued warm weather means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this year, 361 cases of the mosquito-borne illness West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported* in 23 California counties from Imperial to Shasta. Sadly, 18 of...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Caring for Citrus in Fall

Infestation of brown rot on lemon. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Citrus trees need care throughout the year, including cultural practices to keep trees healthy and pest management. During the fall season, several pests can attack citrus trees in many California regions.  Brown Rot Monitor for this disease by...

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM

UC IPM Hiring for Pesticide Safety Educator

Personal protection equipment. (Mike Poe)

The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring an Pesticide Safety Educator to coordinate with UC ANR advisors and specialists, government agencies, professional organizations, and others to plan, develop and deliver local pesticide safety educational programs...

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Gnats on Houseplants

Fungus gnat adult caught in yellow sticky trap. (Jack Kelly Clark)

If you have house or office plants and have ever seen small, dark-colored insect swarming around them, your plants could have fungus gnats. Fungus gnats are tiny flies that as adults, resemble mosquitoes. Fungus gnats don't bite people, but their...

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course offered Nov. 14-16

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will be offering a three-day, multi-topic Pistachio Production Short Course on Nov. 14-16, 2017. Held in Visalia, this course will provide participants with the latest information and research from several UC experts on pistachio orchard production, field preparation, planting, pruning, economics, diseases, integrated pest management, and harvesting. The course is designed for orchard decision makers, and covers the latest scientific research that supports current and developing pistachio production practices, including regional differences.

The short course will take place at the Visalia Convention Center at 303 E Acequia Ave in Visalia. Registration is open and offers at a three-day package that includes a light breakfast and lunch each day. Discounted early registration ends Oct. 23, 2017. Register at http://ucanr.edu/registration2017pistachio.

Visit our website to see the latest information and to sign up to receive email notices http://ucanr.edu/sites/PistachioShortCourse/.

If you have any questions, please contact Kellie McFarland at (530) 750-1259 or anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:54 AM

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