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With the cooler weather, gardening tasks may be slowing down some, but there are still plenty of things to do in the garden and landscape in the fall and winter months. Here are a few things to think about as you head into the next planting season. Follow the list to reduce future pest problems and have healthier plants.
- Pull out annual plants that have reached the end of their growing season, such as tomatoes, squashes, and peppers.
- Remove and clean up old fruit and nuts in and under trees to avoid harboring pests and diseases.
- Remove fallen leaves from beneath deciduous fruit trees and roses.
- After cleaning up, add...
UC IPM's Urban & Community program has a new newsletter! The Home & Garden Pest Newsletter (which replaces the Retail Nursery & Garden Center IPM News) is designed to help provide California residents with the latest pest information from the University of California. The newsletter has a completely new design and is ADA accessible for print and online viewing. Our first issue is now available and you can
1. If you're growing pumpkins or squash, you may encounter Fusarium crown and foot rot. These lesions are typically firm and dry and might be considered nature's way of carving jack-o-lanterns.
2. Black widows are notoriously scary, but there are other