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New! Pocket-Sized Guide for Vegetable Pests

Vegetable Pest ID Cards.

While working outside, gardeners and farmers may discover pest problems they need to answer quickly. To meet this need, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has recently published the Vegetable Pest Identification...

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: backyard (2), crops (5), farms (1), Flint (3), fruit (35), garden (46), melon (1), pest (75), pest management (25), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (12), Sutherland (9), UC IPM (225), vegetable (17), Windbiel-Rojas (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Pruning Trees in Winter

Pruning a tree. (Photo: Pixabay)

Winter is an ideal time to prune deciduous fruit and shade trees, since the trees are dormant and you can more easily see the tree canopy. In many cases, pruning can also help prevent or control certain insect and disease problems. For help with...

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 4:41 PM
Tags: apricot (4), cherry (6), disease (32), dormant (1), environmental disorders (2), fruit (35), pest (75), prune (4), pruning (4), tree (16), trees (10), UC IPM (225), winter (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Keep an Eye out for Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on rose. (Jack Kelly Clark)

This time of year, you may notice a white, powdery looking growth on fruit, vegetable plants or ornamental plants in your garden. What is it? It could be powdery mildew. Powdery mildew is caused by several different fungi that may attack plant leaf...

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Tags: disease (32), fruit (35), fungus (4), ornamental (1), plants (12), powdery mildew (3), UC IPM (225), vegetable (17)

Recent Detection of Huanglongbing Disease in Riverside

Fig 1. Adults, nymphs, and wax of Asian  citrus psyllids. (M.E. Rogers)

[From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] The incurable citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB) has been detected in dozens of backyard trees in Los Angeles and Orange counties and most recently in Riverside. The...

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psyllid (35), bacterium (1), CDFA (16), disease (32), fruit (35), Grafton-Cardwell (12), huanglongbing (34), quarantine (10), UC IPM (225)

Flies Spoiling Your Cherry Season?

Ripened cherry with sunken oviposition sites of spotted wing drosophila. [L. Strand]

As cherries begin to ripen on backyard fruit trees, you'll want to monitor the fruit for pests, especially an invasive species called the spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a new pest to California (since...

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Tags: cherry (6), fly (12), fruit (35), maggot (1), pest (75), spotted wing drosophila (4), sunken (1), UC IPM (225)

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