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Dandelions in the Landscape

Flowering dandelion. (Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi)

Dandelions are broadleaf plants easily recognizable by their bright yellow flower and puffball of white tufted seeds heads. While this plant is appreciated as a food or herb by many, for equal numbers of others it is regarded as a weed when found growing...

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Tags: control (41), Dandelion (3), landscape (25), lawn (6), puffball (1), Roncoroni (2), turf (4), UC IPM (225), weed (25)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

‘Mosquito Hawks’ in Your House?

Adult crane fly.

You may be seeing long-legged, flying insects in your house lately, bouncing around the walls, ceilings, and corners. Many people call these “mosquito hawks” or “mosquito eaters,” but unfortunately, they are not predators of...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:25 PM
Tags: aerate (2), crane flies (6), eater (1), hawk (2), insects (65), lawn (6), mosquito (18), Pest Notes (58), thatch (2), turf (4), turfgrass (2), UC IPM (225)

Lawn Weeds? See the Newly Revised Pest Note!

Catchweed bedstraw. [J. DiTomaso]

Weeds can be found in just about every lawn. Weeds are not only unattractive to some people, but they compete with turfgrass for water and nutrients. But did you know that weeds are seldom a problem in well-managed, vigorously growing lawns? Why Does...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:01 AM
Tags: control (41), lawns (10), LeStrange (1), management (28), Pest Notes (58), Reynolds (3), turf (4), UCIPM (66), weeds (64)

Spring Monitoring for Turf Insects-- Info for Landscape Professionals

Figure 4 Masked chafer larvae (white grubs).

[From the May 2015 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] For landscape professionals: Turf areas, such as residential lawns, commercial landscape features, municipal rights-of-way, sports fields, and golf courses, can be challenging to manage since they...

Table 1. Approximate monitoring and treatment times for some lawn insects.
Table 1. Approximate monitoring and treatment times for some lawn insects.

Table 1. Approximate monitoring and treatment times for some lawn insects.

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Tags: insects (65), IPM (64), landscape (25), Sutherland (9), turf (4)
 
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