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Celebrate Earth Day with Insectary Plants

Photo Nectar and pollen-producing plants in full bloom. (Credit: Kathy Keatley-Garvey)

This Earth Day, Sunday April 22, help natural enemies by growing insectary plants. Natural enemies, also called beneficials or biological control agents, include lady beetles (ladybugs), lacewings, spiders, parasitic wasps, and even some mites!...

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:53 PM
Tags: Earth Day (3), insectary (2), insecticides (5), lady beetles (45), ladybugs (47), natural enemies (14), plants (18)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Make Earth Day Every Day - Use IPM!

Gardens can be beautiful using IPM. [E. Zagory]

Every April, we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways we can help make our planet healthier. One way to do this is to use IPM or integrated pest management to deal with pests around your home and garden! IPM is a science-based, environmentally sound...

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:35 PM
Tags: April (1), beneficial (15), Earth Day (3), environment (4), health. (1), integrated pest management (24), IPM (77), pesticides (39), pests (69), science (6), UC IPM (320)

Celebrating the Honey Bees and Earth Day

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doom or gloom? Boom or bloom? Today is Earth Day, and millions of folks around the world stopped--at least for a moment--to pay tribute to the 46th annual observance. They planted trees, weeded their gardens, greeted pollinators, or just thought about...

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cordovan honey bee dives head first in a tower of jewels blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cordovan honey bee dives head first in a tower of jewels blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cordovan honey bee dives head first in a tower of jewels blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, its tongue or proboscis extended, heads for a nectar treat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, its tongue or proboscis extended, heads for a nectar treat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, its tongue or proboscis extended, heads for a nectar treat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6:18 PM

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