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Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as weeds, disease pathogens, nematodes and insects. Solarization can reduce help reduce pesticides used to control these pests. Soil solarization is...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (41), disease (32), garden (46), heat (3), IPM (64), management (27), pest management (23), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), soil (4), solarization (6), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (223), weeds (64)

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 (46), IPM (64), landscape (25), pest (74), pest management (23), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (223), weeds (64), Wilen (11)

Weeds serving as alternative hosts for diamondback moth

Fig. 1. Diamondback caterpillar spotted on a secondary branch of a brassica weed by the side of Blackie Road, Castroville, CA. Photo by E. Garcia.

Diamondback moth (DBM) is a persistent pest in the Salinas-Castroville area. We were able to find late instar caterpillars in several spots along Blackie road on Tuesday, January 22nd. Basically, these caterpillars were feeding on brassica weeds, located...

Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Tags: Cole Crops (3), Diamondback moth (1), Weeds (64)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

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 (41), herbicide (61), IPM (64), landscape (25), manage (2), management (27), nonchemical (2), pest (74), plants (12), UC IPM (223), weeds (64), Wilen (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Why I Left my Boots in Mozambique

Striga (witchweed) growing in a corn field.

In March of this year I traveled to Chimoio, Mozambique to provide an Integrated Pest Management training to a group of farmers through the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program. On my first day at the farm, we toured the farm and discussed their worst pest...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM

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