Spring 2014 New Publications
Compiled by Steve Tjosvold
New Publications from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Weed Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards
Based on the bestselling Weeds of California and Other Western States, this is the perfect pocket-sized companion for anyone working in the field. These 48 cards cover the most common weeds, grouped into eight categories for easy identification. $25.00
Author: Joseph M. DiTomaso
Publication Number 3541
Myoporum Thrips: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Myoporum thrips can damage or even kill Myoporum plants, flowering decorative shrubs and groundcovers native to Mauritius and popular as landscape plants in regions of California.
Authors: J. A. Bethke, L. M. Bates
Publication Number 74165
Bagrada Bug: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Bagrada bug, a stink bug native to Africa, is now found in Southern California where it attacks vegetables and mustards as well as sweet alyssum and other ornamentals. It is especially hard on mustard seedlings. Learn to recognize and manage this pest.
Author: D.A. Reed, et al.
Publication Number 74166
Clearwing Moths: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape (Revised)
The larvae of several species of clearwing moths in the insect family Sesiidae are important wood-boring pests in landscapes. Hosts include alder, ash, birch, fir, oak, pine, poplar, sycamore, willow and stone fruit trees such as apricot, cherry, peach and plum.
Authors: J. Karlik, S. Tjosvold, and S. Dreistadt
Publication Number 7477
Red Imported Fire Ant: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape (Revised)
Although the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) is common in 12 southern states, it is new to California and has recently been found infesting numerous residential and commercial areas in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and to a lesser extent, San Diego counties. The spread of these ants has largely been a result of the movement of infested soil to uninfested areas.
Authors: L. Greenberg, J. N. Kabashima
Publication Number 7487