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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 (37), Dimson (2), disease (31), garden (43), ground squirrel (5), landscape (24), management (24), pest (71), Pest Notes (56), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (215)
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 (43), IPM (61), landscape (24), pest (71), pest management (19), Pest Notes (56), UC IPM (215), weeds (63), Wilen (11)

Updated Landscape Weed Info

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Controlling weeds can be challenging to landscape professionals or home gardeners since landscapes often include a mix of turfgrass, annual plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees. The newly revised publication Pest Notes: Weed Management in...

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
Tags: control (37), herbicide (61), IPM (61), landscape (24), manage (2), management (24), nonchemical (2), pest (71), plants (12), UC IPM (215), weeds (63), Wilen (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Invasive Plants

The flowers of French broom are attractive, but this invasive plant is not a good choice for landscapes. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

People in urban and suburban areas often use the term “invasive” to describe plants or weeds that appear to take over a garden or landscape. However, true invasive plants are weeds that infest ecosystems, rangelands, and pasture—places...

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with in the garden and landscape. While we don't know that for sure, we do know that nutsedge is a very challenging weed to control. Yellow and purple...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (37), garden (43), landscape (24), nuisance (6), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (5), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (215), weeds (63), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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