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Posts Tagged: biocontrol

Weed Science is everywhere even on summer vacation!

Defoliated tamarisk, some willows coming up in the understory.

Heat is something that many Californians are used to, and live with for several months out of the year, but prolonged triple digit heat is not something I am used to in my corner of the state. Sure it gets hot up here in Lassen County, but there is most...

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Tags: biocontrol (4), Diorhabda (1), tamarisk (1), weed (25)

Trained rabbits control weeds in Hungary

Rabbit eating milkweed

The Economist reports that Hungarian biologists have trained rabbits to preferentially eat common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), an invasive plant (and a native to North...

Rabbit eating milkweed
Rabbit eating milkweed

Rabbit eating milkweed

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 8:28 AM
Tags: biocontrol (4), invasive (46), invasive plants (18)

Water Hyacinth Planthopper Gains Foothold in Delta Tributary

Satellite image of the pond site, showing area where the planthopper was released

A recent USDA-CDFA collaboration has documented the first establishment of a population of the water hyacinth planthopper in the western U.S. The water hyacinth planthopper (Megamelus scutellaris, Order Hemiptera) is found on water hyacinth throughout...

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Tags: aquatic (43), aquatic weeds (52), biocontrol (4)

When Contemplating Biocontrol of Pests

Lady beetle, aka ladybug, prowling for aphids on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What are the important considerations when contemplating the biological control of pests? That's one of the topics when the Northern California Entomology Society meets on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector...

Lady beetle, aka ladybug, prowling for aphids on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lady beetle, aka ladybug, prowling for aphids on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lady beetle, aka ladybug, prowling for aphids on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:22 PM
 
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