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Fig 1. Large crabgrass. (Credit: Clyde Elmore)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] “I hate crabgrass!” is a common lament I've heard from residents during my 35 years as a UCCE Weed Science Farm Advisor. However, four out of five times, the weed...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bermudagrass (1), control (25), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (3), management (18), Pest Notes (53), Roncoroni (2), weeds (16)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (20), disease (26), firewood (5), garden (19), infestation (5), invasive species (3), pests (48), summer (7), UC IPM (141)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Vegetable Pest Book and Card Set on Sale!

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Now until June 17, you can purchase Pests of the Garden and Small Farm together with the Vegetable Pest Identification for Gardens and Small Farms and save a bundle! Use this link http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Items.aspx?search=specials. For detailed...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:32 PM
Tags: book (1), cards (1), garden (19), identification (3), pesticide (9), pests (48), sale (1), small farm (1), UC IPM (141)

Dress correctly for work: new online course on personal protective equipment

Pesticide handlers must clean their work clothes separate from the family laundry to prevent pesticide contamination.

Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. If you work in agricultural, turf, landscape, or structural settings, you are probably at your busiest. If you handle pesticides as part of your work, you most likely wear some sort of...

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't Let Bed Bugs Ruin Your Vacation

Bed Bug Awareness Week

Reading the words “bed bug” in a sentence is enough to make most people's skin crawl! Bed bugs aren't a pleasant topic to discuss, but if you plan on staying at a hotel, hostel, or motel this summer, learning about bed bugs is a...

Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bed bugs (15), bite (8), hotel (2), motel (1), summer (7), travel (1), UC IPM (141), vacation (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

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