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Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert, Bugwood.org)

Originally posted August 26, 2016; edited July 10, 2018 Have you seen big green beetles in your California yard or garden? Or beetles feeding on your roses or other plants? There are many kinds of beetles commonly found in our landscapes, but the...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beetle (10), CDFA (16), chafer (3), green (1), grubs (5), hoplia (2), Japanese (3), June (1), lawn (6), pests (55), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Dandelions in the Landscape

Flowering dandelion. (Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi)

Dandelions are broadleaf plants easily recognizable by their bright yellow flower and puffball of white tufted seeds heads. While this plant is appreciated as a food or herb by many, for equal numbers of others it is regarded as a weed when found growing...

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Tags: control (41), Dandelion (3), landscape (25), lawn (6), puffball (1), Roncoroni (2), turf (4), UC IPM (225), weed (25)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns

Newly emerged inky cap mushrooms, Coprinus comatus. [R.M.Davis]

Wet weather is favorable to mushrooms, which are sometimes called toadstools. Mushrooms are the visible reproductive (fruiting) structures of some types of fungi. Although the umbrella-shaped fruiting body is the most common and well known, mushrooms...

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Tags: bird''s nests (1), fungi (5), lawn (6), mushrooms (1), nuisance (6), puffballs (1), spores (1), stinkhorns (1), toadstools (1)

‘Mosquito Hawks’ in Your House?

Adult crane fly.

You may be seeing long-legged, flying insects in your house lately, bouncing around the walls, ceilings, and corners. Many people call these “mosquito hawks” or “mosquito eaters,” but unfortunately, they are not predators of...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:25 PM
Tags: aerate (2), crane flies (6), eater (1), hawk (2), insects (65), lawn (6), mosquito (18), Pest Notes (58), thatch (2), turf (4), turfgrass (2), UC IPM (225)

Drought in the Landscape: Water Conservation Q & A

photo by UC ANR

[From the August 2015 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] Q.  How much water do landscapes use in California? A.  Landscape irrigation accounts for only about 9% of total statewide developed water use, but the percentage varies widely among...

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 9:41 AM
Tags: conservation (4), drip (1), drought (25), grass (3), irrigation (5), landscape (25), lawn (6), native (2), Pittenger (2), sprinkler (1), sprinklers (1), tree (16), trees (10), UCCE (10), water (19)

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