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Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as weeds, disease pathogens, nematodes and insects. Solarization can reduce help reduce pesticides used to control these pests. Soil solarization is...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (41), disease (32), garden (46), heat (3), IPM (64), management (27), pest management (23), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), soil (4), solarization (6), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (223), weeds (64)

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Vegetable Pest Identification cards

Spring is here and so are the pests. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has the books that can help you learn about the insects, diseases, wildlife, and weeds that might be causing problems in your garden or...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:32 PM
Tags: books (2), garden (46), gardening (23), home (3), identification (4), landscape (25), pest (74), UC IPM (223), wildlife (8)

It's a Trap!

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In honor of May the 4th, the Star Wars fans here at the UC IPM Program thought we'd have some fun with that well-loved line from Episode VI. Instead of strategies to conduct intergalactic battles, the traps we like to talk about are the ones for...

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Tags: control (41), garden (46), IPM (64), management (27), pest (74), traps (5), uc ipm (223)

Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California residents and gardeners. Found throughout California, burrowing ground squirrels cause damage to landscapes and structures while feeding on ornamental or...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (3), control (41), Dimson (2), disease (32), garden (46), ground squirrel (6), landscape (25), management (27), pest (74), Pest Notes (58), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (223)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

How to Prevent Weeds in Landscapes

Mixed planting of woody and herbaceous perennials. (Credit: Petr Kosina, UCIPM)

[Originally published as "Managing Weeds in Landscapes" published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Nurseries and garden centers often sell a wide range of plants for use in gardens and landscapes. As a...

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Tags: garden (46), IPM (64), landscape (25), pest (74), pest management (23), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (223), weeds (64), Wilen (11)

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