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Posts Tagged: integrated pest management

Do You Know Your Spiders?

A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know your spiders? If you engage in social media, you've probably seen a "what-is-this" query about a spider that some unsuspecting person discovered quite unexpectedly in a garden, bedroom, bathroom or garage. Triple exclamation points...

A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider moving right along. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A banded garden spider moving right along. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider moving right along. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A garden spider lying in wait for prey in its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A garden spider lying in wait for prey in its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A garden spider lying in wait for prey in its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Catch of the day! A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Catch of the day! A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Catch of the day! A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Landscaping Tips for November

Oleander leaves killed by freezing weather. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

With the recent time change along with a change in temperatures, landscaping practices for pests need some adjusting too. We're sharing a few recommended tasks to help prevent insect pests, diseases, and environmental disorders in landscapes. Looking for...

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: checklist (6), cold injury (1), diseases (12), environmental disorders (3), frost (1), garden (61), insects (80), integrated pest management (24), irrigation (10), landscape (50), ornamentals (4), pest management (75), pests (69), prevention (17), prune (5), pruning (7), sanitation (8), tips (6), tree care (4), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Fall Weed Management in Lawns and Landscapes

Bermudagrass (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to cool, now is the time to practice weed management for annual cool-season weeds. It's also not too early to consider management for weeds that emerge in springtime. Using integrated pest management...

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:06 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Flies in Prime Time

Adult house flies mating (Credit: LL Strand)

We don't often find flies such a popular topic of conversation, but given recent events, we'd like to seize the moment to share some science-based information about their status as both pests and beneficial insects. Flies can be nuisance insects...

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Finding Soot Afoot? It Could be Sooty Mold

Pomegranate leaves and fruit covered in sooty mold (Credit: D Carroll)

Sooty mold is a black fungal growth that looks like a layer of soot covering the leaves of a plant or a sidewalk. The aptly named disease is common in gardens and landscapes, appearing wherever a large infestation of plant-sucking insects are...

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 1:40 PM
Tags: disease (45), fungi (9), garden (61), integrated pest management (24), landscape (50), Messenger-Sikes (3), Pest Notes (95), sooty mold (5), UC IPM (320), Windbiel-Rojas (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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