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Aphid-eating Insects

Aphids on roses (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

“Aphids are really bad this year!” This is what we've been hearing on social media and from many home gardeners. Aphids can curl leaves, stunt plant growth, and make a mess by the sticky honeydew they exude. Some aphid species create galls...

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Tags: aphids (53), beneficial (16), biological control (9), control (59), garden (62), landscape (51), natural enemies (16), pest management (86), pest notes (99), predator (25), UC IPM (330), video (19)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Garden and Landscape Books On Sale

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Give the gift of knowledge this holiday season! Save up to 60% on select UC ANR gardening and landscape pest management publications now through December 11.     Pests of the Garden and Small Farm, 3rd Edition   This...

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:24 PM
Tags: books (3), cards (2), garden (62), gardening (26), home (11), identification (6), landscape (51), pest (106), sale (2), UC IPM (330)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Holiday Tree Pests

Cooley spruce gall adelgids on needles of Douglas fir. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

If you're planning to get a holiday tree for your home, you may find unexpected guests have already made their home in your evergreen selection. Common holiday trees such as firs, pines, and spruces can host pests such as aphids, scales, mites, bark...

Posted on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tags: diseases (12), holiday (6), home (11), insects (81), landscape (51), pest (106), pine (3), tree (20), trees (14), UC IPM (330)
Focus Area Tags: 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 (4), frost (1), garden (62), insects (81), integrated pest management (27), irrigation (10), landscape (51), ornamentals (4), pest management (86), pests (70), prevention (17), prune (5), pruning (7), sanitation (8), tips (6), tree care (4), UC IPM (330)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Spiders!

Adult yellow sac spider (Credit: R Vetter)

October is a perfect time to talk about spiders! People decorate for Halloween with scary images of spiders and webs. Many people fear spiders but what you may not know is that they are helpful in our homes and landscapes. Spiders you might find...

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:41 PM
Tags: beneficial (16), bite (18), garden (62), home (11), IPM (77), landscape (51), natural enemies (16), pest management (86), Pest Notes (99), spider (25), spiders (28), UC IPM (330), Vetter (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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