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UC IPM Celebrating 40 Years

UC IPM Staff in 2018 (Credit: Marty Martino)

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Established July 1, 1979 with funding from the California Legislature, UC IPM built upon a growing movement to reduce dependence on...

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Drain After the Rain

Reduce breeding habitats for mosquitoes by dumping standing water from flower pots or storing them upside down so they do not collect water.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Whether you're having a backyard barbecue or enjoying outdoor activities as the weather warms up, it's important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and their bites. Not only can these buzzing insects be a nuisance, certain mosquito species can...

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Tags: bite (10), control (41), DEET (7), drain (1), integrated pest management (13), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), pest management (25), Picaridin (1), rain (6), repellent (7), UC IPM (225), West Nile virus (10)

Frank Zalom: Champion of IPM!

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

When you hear those three little words, "Integrated Pest Management," you immediately think of two words, "Frank Zalom."  They go together like superman (Clark Kent) and supervillian (Lex Luthor). Or like Coccinellidae (lady beetles) and Aphididae...

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.
IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

What Made That Mound - a Gopher or a Mole?

Fig 1. The margin of a mole mound tends to be circular. (Credit: Larry A. Strand)

Finding freshly dug mounds of soil in the garden, lawn, or landscape might be a sign of gophers or moles. Their mounds look similar and are frequently confused for each other. Figure 1 shows a mole mound, which usually is volano-shaped with a circular...

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Tags: control (41), damage (12), gopher (2), integrated pest management (13), mole (1), monitoring (6), mound (1), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (225)

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Lawn with weeds. (Cheryl Wilen)

[From the UC Weed Science blog] In what has been dubbed “dandelion-gate,” members of the Washington State legislature spent 20 minutes complaining about weeds on the capital's lawn. “In all the years I've been here I've never seen so...

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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