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Posts Tagged: lawns

Monitoring for Lawn Insects

Performing a drench test in a square of lawn. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is a good time to begin monitoring for any lawn insect pests. Pest examples include various root, crown and leaf-feeding caterpillars, grubs like masked chafers, billbugs and chinch bugs. Although insects can be serious pests of lawns, lawn...

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Tags: caterpillars (12), controlling (1), damage (12), grass (3), grubs (5), insects (65), lawns (10), monitoring (6), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), turfgrass (2), UCIPM (66)

What changes in weed species are we seeing after four years of drought?

Turn off water location

Do weed populations change during a drought? Does drought favor certain species? Does annual or perennial species matter? During this four year period of drought in California, have they changed? What are the populations of annual and perennial weeds?...

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:09 AM
Tags: drought (25), glyphosate (31), lawns (10), Turf / Sod (4), vineyards (6), weed competition (3), weed population (1)

Preventing Lawn Insects

Masked chafer larvae (white grubs)

[From the July 2015 issue of the UC IPM Retail IPM Newsletter] Insect pests, though actually quite rare in well-managed lawns and turf, can sometimes jeopardize a flawless appearance, potentially sending people running to their local nursery or garden...

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Tags: chafer (3), grubs (5), insects (65), lawns (10), pests (55), summer (9), Sutherland (9), UC IPM (225)

Don't let your lawn die!

cover Managing Turfgrasses During Drought

Here's something from Jeannette Warnert [(559) 240-9850, jewarnert@ucanr.edu] via UC ANR News :: July 15, 2015 The drought needs not be a death sentence for your lawn While a golden brown lawn is seen as a badge of honor to some...

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:21 AM
Tags: drought (25), lawns (10), Turf / Sod (4), turf and ornamentals (10)

Reduced Irrigation Observations


On April 1, 2015 Governor Brown mandated a 25% water reduction in urban water use.  While you may have seen the news articles about some private citizens or even some public areas being irrigated like water is an unlimited resource, my observation...

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Tags: irrigation (5), lawns (10), parks (2), schools (5), weeds (64)

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