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Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with in the garden and landscape. While we don't know that for sure, we do know that nutsedge is a very challenging weed to control. Yellow and purple...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (41), garden (46), landscape (25), nuisance (6), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (5), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (225), weeds (64), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Dealing with Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Snails and slugs can be destructive pests in gardens and landscapes when they devour entire seedlings or chew holes in leaves, flowers, fruit, and even the bark of plants. Manage these pests by getting rid of their hiding places, setting up traps, or...

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (12), Flint (3), garden (46), landscape (25), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), plants (12), slugs (4), snails (4), UC IPM (225), vegetables (41), Wilen (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Landscape Tree Damage: It's Not Always a Pest Issue

Fig 1. Limb dieback and sparse canopy of overwatered olive trees around which turf was planted. Unirrigated trees in the background are healthy. (Photo: L. R. Costello, UCCE)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Most disorders impacting landscape trees result from abiotic (non-living) disorders rather than attacks from biotic (living) pests like plant pathogens, insects, and...

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: abiotic (4), damage (12), diseases (9), disorders (1), drought (25), Green Bulletin (3), Hartin (1), heat stress (1), landscape (25), mechanical injury (1), trees (10), UC IPM (225)
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

Beware of Poison Oak

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and backpacking. During your adventures in natural areas, be on the lookout for poison oak. Poison oak, a well known plant for most people in California,  is widespread in our state...

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]
Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]
Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Tags: avoid (1), camping (3), hiking (1), landscape (25), poison oak (4), summer (9), uc ipm (225), weed (25)

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