Many people this week are talking about turkeys. But not in the same way as us here at UC IPM.
Wild turkey sightings have gone from being a rare occasion to becoming a common event in recent years, as their populations have exploded in some urban areas of California. These large birds often travel together in flocks, where they cause trouble as they search for food – by scratching and digging in gardens, and leaving their waste behind. Wild turkeys often pose a traffic hazard as they cross streets or walk in roads. They can also be aggressive and may chase or harass people.
Sometimes people think it's neat to have wild turkeys around and may even encourage them by putting out food. However, did you know it is...
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...
Come work with us! The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring for a Writer/Editor to assist with urban IPM publications and materials.
Duties of this position include writing, editing, and copyediting 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 for print or Web. This position will also prepare artwork or work with vendors for printing and/or design and layout of products.
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- Author: Niamh Quinn
[From the August 2016 issue of UC IPM's Retail Nursery & Garden Center IPM News]
In many cities across California, urban coyote conflicts appear to be rising. Recent analysis of coyote reports from several entities in southern California has shown that coyote conflicts are generally much higher during the pup-rearing (May–August) and dispersal seasons (September–December), compared with the breeding season (January–April). It is unclear whether this is due to territoriality issues, increased human conflict due to increased coyote activity, increases in energy demands on coyotes when...
- Author: Jeanette Warnart
From the UCANR NEWS BLOG
Coyotes are much more abundant now in urban areas of Southern California than they have ever been before, reported the Long Beach Business Journal. For the story, the Journal interviewed UC Agriculture and Natural Resources emeritus Cooperative Extension specialist Bob Timm in their Long Beach offices.
Timm, who served as director of the UC Hopland Research and Extension...