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Eat a Bug for Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday UC IPM

#GivingTuesday is November 27! Want to know how you can support the work we do here at the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program to help you understand and control pests around your home and landscape? Your gift will further UC IPM's...

Giving Tuesday UC IPM
Giving Tuesday UC IPM

Giving Tuesday UC IPM

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:57 PM
Tags: bug (6), donate (1), eat (1), Farrar (1), gift (1), GivingTuesday (1), pest (60), UC ANR (1), UC IPM (168)

Job Opening: Urban IPM Educator

Syphid fly on flower.

The UC Statewide IPM Program, which is a part of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is hiring for an Urban IPM Educator. This position is part of the Urban and Community IPM unit. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Urban...

Syphid fly on flower.
Syphid fly on flower.

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:15 PM
Tags: ANR (5), community (2), educator (2), hiring (4), IPM (50), job (5), pest management (5), position (5), UC IPM (168), urban (8)

Reducing the Spread of Invasive Pests in Cut Wood

Figure 1. Firewood left behind from tree care operations can harbor pests. (Credit: Karey Windbiel-Rojas)

[Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Green Bulletin. Modified slightly from original.] Invasive insects and diseases are threatening numerous tree species throughout the country. Impacts include tree mortality, destruction of forest and...

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:41 PM
Tags: arborist (1), borer (4), disease (28), firewood (7), invasive (29), pest (60), tree (15), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

DPR license holders: Renew early with these courses

Graphic from online course.

Learn about opportunities to receive continuing education hours. October is upon us and before you know it, we'll be wrapped up in the busy holiday season. If you hold a license or certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)...

Graphic from online course.
Graphic from online course.

Graphic from online course.

Respirator training course.
Respirator training course.

Respirator training course.

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Tags: CEU (3), continuing education (2), course (3), DPR (14), online (1), training (11), UC IPM (168)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Managing Invasive Shot Hole Borers in Southern California

Figure 1. Polyphagous shot hole borer. (Credit: Akif Eskalen)

[Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Green Bulletin. Modified slightly from original.] Invasive wood-boring beetles are attacking hundreds of thousands of trees in southern California, including commercial avocados, and trees within urban...

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Tags: beetle (10), dieback (4), Dimson (1), Fusarium (4), invasive (29), IPM (50), ISHB (1), Nobua-Behrmann (1), pest (60), polyphagous (4), PSHB (3), shot hole (2), tree (15), UC IPM (168)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

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