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Posts Tagged: invasive species week

Invasive Spotlight: Wild Pigs

Wild pigs drinking and swimming in a cattle trough. [Grant Canova-Parker]

Domestic pigs are a familiar farm animal, but have you heard about wild pigs? These animals are destructive pests with voracious appetites and eat a wide variety of plants and animals. It's estimated wild pigs cause $1.5 billion in economic damage to...

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Tags: boar (1), disease (32), economic damage (2), feral (3), invasive (46), invasive species week (5), Livestock (4), pathogens (7), UC IPM (225), wild pigs (3), Wildlife (8)

Invasive Spotlight: Invasive Plants

Crimson fountaingrass. [J.M. DiTomaso]

Invasive plants are weeds that infest natural ecosystems, rangelands and pasture. They can cause dramatic ecological changes that affect both plant and animal communities. Once established, invasive plants are difficult to eradicate. In California,...

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:26 PM
Tags: garden center (8), invasive species week (5), landscape (25), plants (12), retail nursery (6), UC IPM (225), weed (25)

Top 10 Ways YOU Can Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Invasive species.

It's National Invasive Species Week (February 27-March 3), which may prompt the question, “what exactly is an invasive species?” A truly invasive species is a non-native plant, animal or pathogen that causes or may cause economic problems, or...

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:29 PM

Invasive Pest Spotlight: Ambrosia Beetles

Male (left) and female walnut twig beetles. [L. Strand]

Today's post for National Invasive Species Week highlights two ambrosia beetles that are detrimental to certain trees. Ambrosia beetles are highly specialized beetles that excavate tunnels in usually weakened or dead trees and cultivate fungal gardens,...

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:36 AM
Tags: ambrosia (1), beetles (13), borer (4), fungus (4), fusarium (4), invasive species week (5), pest (75), polyphagous (4), PSHB (3), thousand cankers disease (4), UC IPM (225), walnut twig (2)

Invasive Species Awareness Week: Feb 21-27 2016

Big periwinkle, vinca major. [J. M. DiTomaso]

Did you know that every 60 days, California gains a new and potentially damaging invasive species? Once established, invasive species are extremely difficult to eradicate and can cause not only ecological disruption, but economic problems as well. This...

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:28 PM
Tags: awareness (8), exotic (8), invasive species week (5), pests (55), UCIPM (66)
 
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