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The White Garden Snail: A Serious Threat to Landscape Ornamentals?

Figure 1. The adult white garden snail has a medium-sized shell about the size of a nickel or dime. (Credit: DR Hodel)

  The white garden snail (Theba pisana), sometimes known as the Italian white snail, can be a serious pest of landscape ornamentals, including trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and herbaceous plants (Figure 1). Although it has been established in...

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: control (58), exotic (12), Hodel (6), invasive (63), invasive species (7), management (43), pest (106), pest management (76), retail newsletter (9), snails (5), UC IPM (321), white garden snail (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Houseplant Pests

Examining an African violet plant for pests. (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Like outdoor plants, houseplants can also experience pest problems. Did you know that too much or too little watering is the most common way that houseplants die? They can also suffer from too much or too little light, incorrect fertilization, and a...

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: bacteria (8), cultural control (3), disease (45), fungus (6), Hodel (6), horticulture (2), houseplant (3), insect (13), mite (3), pest (106), pest management (76), Pest Notes (95), Pittenger (3), UC IPM (321)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Keep Your Palm Trees Disease-free

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Palm trees are commonly seen in California, making some think about the tree-lined streets of Hollywood, or sitting by the pool somewhere. These tropical or subtropical trees are beautiful and varied, with many different types of palms, each adapted for...

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Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:48 PM
Tags: control (58), disease (45), Hodel (6), IPM (77), kill (1), landscape (50), management (43), palm (2), Pest Notes (95), pests (69), tree (20), UC IPM (321), wilt (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Bronze Bug: A New Threat to Eucalyptus Trees in California

Fig 1. Bronze bug adult. [G. Arakelian]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] The bronze bug (Thaumastocoris peregrinus) (Fig. 1), a serious and potentially damaging, sap-sucking insect pest of eucalypts, has very recently been detected in southern California. This pest is...

Fig 7. Leaf showing bronze discoloration. [D. R. Hodel]
Fig 7. Leaf showing bronze discoloration. [D. R. Hodel]

Fig 7. Leaf showing bronze discoloration. [D. R. Hodel]

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Tags: Arakelian (1), bronze bug (1), california (35), eucalypt (1), eucalyptus (1), Hodel (6), hosts (2), invasive (63), Ohara. (1), parasitic wasps (2), pest (106), Thaumastocoris peregrinus (1)

The Ficus Leaf-Rolling Psyllid: A New Pest of Ficus microcarpa

Fig 1. FLRP causes a distinctive,  tight, typically complete leaf roll. [D.R. Hodel]

[From the August 2016 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] A new psyllid pest that causes a distinctive, tight, typically complete rolling of leaves (Figure 1), has been found on Ficus microcarpa (Chinese banyan, Indian laurel fig) in Los Angeles,...

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Tags: Chinese banyan (1), cuban (1), dara (2), eskalen (1), ficus (1), FLRP (1), hodel (6), Indian laurel fig (1), leaf (1), management (43), ohara (1), pest (106), roller (1), rolling (1), UCIPM (72), wilen (12)

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