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Home is where the habitat is: This Earth Day, consider installing insectary plants

Help the environment this Earth Day, which falls on Sunday April 22 this year, by installing insectary plants! These plants...

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1:50 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program

Spiny buttercup: A toxic weed and host for tomato spotted wilt virus

Buttercup infected with tomato spotted wilt virus.

Spiny buttercup (Ranunculus muricatus) is a non-native plant, that is fairly common, especially in wet areas such as...

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Key to managing springtime weeds in seedling alfalfa stands: Patience

Weeds in seedling alfalfa.

Yikes, my weed control didn't work!  It's springtime and you're looking at your seedling alfalfa field that you...

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  • Author: Rachael Freeman Long
  • Author: Mariano Galla
  • Author: Konrad Mathesius
  • Author: Sarah Light
  • Author: Dan Putnam

Armyworms 2018: Get Ready

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This year, with the help of Dow AgroSciences, I will increase the number of armyworm traps that I have been monitoring. The...

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Updated IPM Guidelines for Dry Beans for Diseases and Abiotic Disorders

A dry bean plant with yellow-mottled leaves from alfalfa mosaic virus, vectored by aphids. Avoid planting beans adjacent to alfalfa fields.

The Diseases and Abiotic Disorders section of the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines for Dry Beans have been recently revised...

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 9:12 AM

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