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Invasive Spotlight: Wild Pigs

Wild pigs drinking and swimming in a cattle water trough. (Credit: Grant Canova-Parker)

It may surprise you to learn that California is home to invasive wild pigs, also called feral hogs or wild boars. Wild pigs can be a major nuisance for farmers, ranchers, and others who live in more rural areas or near wildlands. They will invade fields...

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: disease (32), domestic livestock (1), economic damage (2), feral (3), pathogens (7), pest notes (58), pests (55), UC IPM (225), wild pigs (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

California Invasive Species Action Week

Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Did you know that every 60 days, a new and potentially damaging invasive species enters California? California residents can help in the fight against invasive species by learning and participating next week (June 2-10) in the California Invasive...

Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)
Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Giant reed invading a waterway. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: animals (1), California (29), diseases (9), economic (1), environmental (1), globalization (1), harm (1), invasive species action week (1), pathogens (7), pests (55), plants (12), threat (1), UC IPM (225)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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)

It’s Time to Prepare Your Landscape for Winter!

Pruning out an scale insect infestation.

Now is the time to prepare your garden and landscape for winter. The simple tasks recommended below will help prevent perennial weeds, insect pests, and certain disease pathogens so these problems don't get established and become difficult...

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:58 PM
Tags: disease (32), garden (46), gardener (2), insects (65), landscape (25), monthly (1), pathogens (7), pest (75), pests (55), prune (4), sanitation (4), tips (2), UC IPM (225), weeds (64), winter (11), winter (11)

It's Time to Prune Apricot & Cherry Trees

Cluster of ripe apricots [J.K.Clark]

Although most fruit trees are pruned during the dormant season, in areas with wet winters, apricots and cherries should be pruned in late summer to allow time for the pruning wounds to close. Pruning apricots and cherries during the rainy season could...

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:48 PM
Tags: apricot (4), bacterial (2), botryosphaeria (1), canker (3), cherries (4), cherry (6), diseases (9), eutypa dieback (2), fungal (1), pathogens (7), prune (4)

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