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Forget the Soaps: Let's Talk Soapberry Bugs!

Meredith Cenzer in front of her computer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soap opera is usually defined as a drama performed as a serial on daytime TV. But soapberry bugs and the people who study them are much more interesting!  Forget the soaps; let's talk about soapberry bugs and an entomologist at the University of...

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:29 PM

An Insect You May Overlook

Sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're walking along the cliffs of Bodega Head, Sonoma County, you may overlook them. While you're watching for whales, scouting for seabirds and checking out the hikers, there's a lot of movement in the seaside daises (Erigeron glaucus) and seaside...

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 6:41 PM

California Ag Today


Here are a few articles from California Ag Today   Mechanical Weeding Saves Labor http://californiaagtoday.com/mechanical-weeding-vegetables/   Tracking Herbicide Resistance in Weed Evolution ...

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:25 AM

Know Your Native Bees: Here's How!

Female sweat bee, Svastra obliqua expurgate, on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know your native bees? Can you distinguish a sweat bee from a leafcutting bee from a cuckoo bee from a mining bee? No sweat? Or, are you...ahem...sweating the answer?  You can learn more about native bees at a special presentation on...

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Trained rabbits control weeds in Hungary

Rabbit eating milkweed

The Economist reports that Hungarian biologists have trained rabbits to preferentially eat common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), an invasive plant (and a native to North...

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 8:28 AM
Tags: biocontrol (3), invasive (19), invasive plants (13)

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