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Posts Tagged: landscapes

Clovers: A Sign of Good Luck?

California burclover, an annual clover. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

In mid-March, many people use clover-themed decorations in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Many gardens and landscaped areas are “decorated” with clovers too, especially with recent rains and mild temperatures in much of California. For...

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Tags: clovers (1), garden (46), landscapes (4), lawns (10), management (28), nitrogen (2), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (225), weeds (64)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Can you have it all? Probably not but you can change your attitude.


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 many dandelions all over,”...

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:01 AM
Tags: IPM (64), landscapes (4), lawns (10), thresholds (1), weeds (64)

Just started new tests of contact herbicides

There has been more than the usual number of questions about what I am calling "bio-based" herbicides recently. Arguably, this is coming from news that some school districts and cities specifically calling out the use of glyphosate on the...

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Managing Psyllids in Landscapes

Acacia Psyllid

Psyllids are small insects that suck plant juices. Few of the over 140 native species of psyllids in California ever cause significant damage to plants. However, about 18 exotic species accidentally introduced from other countries can be pests on...

Foliage distorted by eugenia psyllid
Foliage distorted by eugenia psyllid

Foliage distorted by eugenia psyllid

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Tags: landscapes (4), Pest Notes (58), psyllids (2)
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