Now until June 17, you can purchase Pests of the Garden and Small Farm together with the Vegetable Pest Identification for Gardens and Small Farms and save a bundle! Use this link http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Items.aspx?search=specials. For detailed information about the book and card set, read below.
Fresh Off the Press—Pests of the Garden and Small Farm, 3rd edition
A new edition of the best-selling Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower's Guide to Using Less Pesticide is now available for garden enthusiasts and small farmers. Authored by Mary Louise...
Campers and hikers are often warned to avoid poison oak in summer by looking out for green plants with glossy leaflets of three. However, as weather cools, the appearance of the plant changes, making it more difficult to identify.
In fall, poison oak leaves turn attractive shades of orange and red, which then drop off in winter. The bare branches still contain allergens capable of causing a rash in sensitive individuals who brush up against it. In some cases, people may unknowingly use the plant's branches for firewood or to roast marshmallows, exposing themselves to the poisonous oils via smoke particle inhalation.
Next time you plan a trip outdoors, make sure to read the
The UC IPM Web site contains many useful features to help identify pests and problems in the garden and home. One such feature is the Weed Gallery, which contains images and identification tips for more than 150 common weeds.
If you think you know the name of your weed, the gallery allows you to quickly access photos using common or scientific names to confirm identification. Just use the “List of All Weeds” link from the main weed gallery page.
If you don't know what the weed is, the gallery will help you identify the plant using visual characteristics. First, narrow your search by selecting the weed category—broadleaf, grass,...