Controlling unwanted trees, shrubs, and woody perennial grasses can be difficult in landscapes, gardens, and natural areas. These troublesome woody plants often resprout after being cut back, and the resprouting shoots can outnumber the original plants. Some woody weed plants are natives but in certain settings can create fire hazards and become problematic to human health and movement.
So how can you manage plants like ivy, bamboo, and poison oak?
A new version of Pest Notes: Woody Weed Invaders, authored by UC Davis plant scientists Joseph DiTomaso and Guy Kyser, is now available online and in print. Use this guide to find answers to the...
- Author: Anne Schellman
- Author: Karey Windbiel Rojas
Gardeners and other consumers frequently look to retail nursery and garden center employees to answer questions about pests and pesticides. To help retailers stay abreast of current pest topics facing California, UC IPM held a workshop for retail employees on January 28, 2016 in Ontario, CA focusing on integrated pest management (IPM) concepts and current issues. Partnering with local UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisors and Specialists, the day was filled with information participants could bring back to customers to address their pest and plant problems.
Topics addressed in these workshops include:
- Invasive Pests
- Asian citrus psyllid and...
Integrated Pest Management Workshop for Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers
Are you registered yet for this one-day, hands-on, train-the-trainer workshop designed especially for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, owners, and affiliates? It's winter, it's raining, the topics are awesome, it's only $40-- what are you waiting for?
The workshop will help you and your employees gain new skills to better serve customers and keep them coming back!
When: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Where: Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:45...
- Author: Christopher Crawford, PlantRight
- Editor: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
[From the April 2015 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter]
Choosing the right plant for the right place is a key element to protecting California's rich natural ecosystems. When used appropriately, plants offer us nourishment, beauty, sanctuary, and habitat; but some plants may have adverse environmental consequences.
Since 2005, PlantRight has worked with a diverse alliance of stakeholders to address the problem of horticultural plants that become invasive in California (Figure 1). Run by non-profit Sustainable Conservation, PlantRight tackles this.../span>