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Stinknet, an Emerging Invasive Weed

Stinknet plant. (Credit: Ron Vanderhoff)

I recently attended a Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area (SAROCWMA) meeting and there was an opportunity for participants to update the group about new invasive plants as well as give an update on management of these and others. During...

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: California (22), impact (1), invasive (25), noxious (1), pineapple weed (1), plant council (1), stinknet (1), UC IPM (156), weed (10), Wilen (9)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Summer Pests? Video Solutions!

Summer is all about being outdoors and enjoying camping, swimming, playing, and other activities with family and friends. But it's a real drag when pests such as ants, yellowjackets, or mosquitoes ruin the fun. When you have a pest problem and want to...

Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: ants (10), gophers (4), mosquitoes (8), pest problem (1), summertime (1), UC IPM (156), yellowjackets (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Hot Weather Tips for the Summer Garden

Most Californians don't have a desert landscape designed to withstand the limited water and high temps like the desert garden display at the UC Santa Cruz botanical garden. (Credit: Lauren Snowden)

This week much of California is under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning, with high temperatures estimated to range from 90 to 108 degrees. Many home gardeners are wondering how they can help their plants, trees, or shrubs survive the intense...

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: drought (8), gardening (2), Master Gardener Program (1), UC IPM (156), Womack (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

New! Pocket-Sized Guide for Vegetable Pests

Vegetable Pest ID Cards.

While working outside, gardeners and farmers may discover pest problems they need to answer quickly. To meet this need, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has recently published the Vegetable Pest Identification...

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: backyard (2), crops (1), farms (1), Flint (3), fruit (5), garden (22), melon (1), pest (52), pest management (4), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (1), Sutherland (8), UC IPM (156), vegetable (2), Windbiel-Rojas (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer Lawn Care

Fertilizing a lawn. (Credit: Steven E. Lock)

Keep your lawn healthy during summer and throughout the year by learning more about proper mowing, watering, pest control, and maintenance. To do this, refer to the UC Guide to Healthy Lawns, an online publication specifically about lawn care. What's...

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: fertilizer (2), fertilizing (1), grass (3), grasscycling (1), lawns (5), mowing (1), UC Guide to Healthy Lawns (1), UC IPM (156), watering (1)
Focus Area Tags: Family Pest Management

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