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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 (1), farms (1), Flint (2), fruit (3), garden (41), melon (1), pest (3), pest management (1), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (1), Sutherland (1), UC IPM (18), vegetable (1), Windbiel-Rojas (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Rat Management in School and Community Gardens

Rat. (Credit: Niamh Quinn)

It is important for food-safety reasons to manage rats in school and community gardens. Rats and other wildlife can carry a number of diseases that can be deposited in the form of urine and feces on fruit, vegetables, and in the soil. Rats can also...

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Tags: diseases (2), garden (41), management (3), Quinn (1), rats (2), rodenticide (2), UC IPM (18), wildlife (1)

Summer Spider Sightings

Adult flower or crab spider. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

When you see spiders in your garden, you may wonder if they can hurt you or your pets. The good news is, most spiders are not likely to bite or cause lasting harm if they do. Plus, they provide natural pest control! Here are a few spiders commonly found...

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM
Tags: black widow (1), control (5), crab (1), garden (41), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (3), poisonous (1), spider (1), UC IPM (18), weaver (1), webs (1), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (2), disease (2), firewood (1), garden (41), infestation (1), invasive species (1), pests (8), summer (2), UC IPM (18)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Vegetable Pest Book and Card Set on Sale!

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Now until June 17, you can purchase Pests of the Garden and Small Farm together with the Vegetable Pest Identification for Gardens and Small Farms and save a bundle! Use this link http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Items.aspx?search=specials. For detailed...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:32 PM
Tags: book (1), cards (1), garden (41), identification (1), pesticide (1), pests (8), sale (1), small farm (1), UC IPM (18)

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