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The Truth About Turkeys

A flock of wild turkeys in a residential neighborhood.<br>(Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

It has been rumored that Ben Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird and symbol of our nation. Whether this is true or not, there is evidence that Franklin thought highly of this holiday bird. In a letter to his daughter, Franklin called...

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Centipedes and Millipedes

A centipede (above) and millipede side by side. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Centipedes and millipedes are most often seen in yards and gardens, sometimes finding their way into houses. They are not insects, but they belong to the same group in the animal kingdom as insects and crustaceans. While centipedes have 1 pair of legs...

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 4:28 PM

UC Ag Experts Talk: Label Reading Webinar

Reading pesticide label instructions. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Pesticide Label Reading for Safe Applications November 20, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm Lisa Blecker, Coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program, will talk about all the important information you can find on pesticide labels to ensure the safety of...

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:31 AM

Nonchemical Alternatives for Weed Management

Creeping woodsorrel, <i>Oxalis corniculata</i><br>(Credit: JM DiTomaso)

Weeds in the landscape can be tough to manage. But there are many options for weed management using an integrated approach that combines nonchemical and chemical methods. Identification: Start by identifying the weeds you want to manage. UC IPM has...

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:17 PM

Insect and Mite Pests on Roses

Rose aphids infesting rose buds. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Roses are popular ornamental plants grown in home gardens, parks, and other landscapes. Just like other plants, roses can be host to a number of insects and mite pests. Roses can grow well with little to no pesticide use and numerous natural enemies, or...

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 8:49 AM

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