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Spring 2015 New Publications

Compiled by Steve Tjosvold

New publications from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources: Pest Notes

UC IPM Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics. Although the target audience is primarily California home gardeners and landscape professionals, Pest Notes contain information that is also applicable to greenhouse and nursery growers. These publications are free and available to view online or in a downloadable PDF version. Below are some new and updated Pest Notes that have been published within the past year.


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is a nonnative pest introduced from Asia, possibly as early as the mid-1990s. Its feeding causes economic damage to a variety of fruits, nuts and ornamentals. This new publication will help you learn how to identify, manage and control this insect pest.

Authors: C. Ingels, L. Varela
Publication Number: 74169 



Leaffooted Bug

Leaffooted bugs feed on fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. The adult bug is 3/4 to 1 inch long and has flattened areas on its back legs that look something like small leaves. This new Pest Note will help you recognize and manage this pest.

Author: C. Ingels, D. Haviland
Publication Number: 74168




Thrips, order Thysanoptera, are tiny, slender insects with fringed wings. They feed by puncturing their host plant or animal prey and sucking up exuding contents. Some are beneficial predators that feed on other insects and mites, others are pests that feed on plants and scar leaf, flower, or fruit surfaces. Many thrips species feed within buds and furled leaves or in other enclosed parts of the plant, resulting in damage that is often observed before the thrips are visually detected. This updated publication with revised management guidelines contains many colored photos of common thrips species and their damage.

Authors: J. Bethke, S. Dreistadt, L. Varela
Publication Number: 7429


Lace Bugs

Many kinds of lace bugs, family Tingidae, feed on landscape plants throughout the United States. Hosts include alder, ash, avocado, azalea, coyote bush, birch, ceanothus, fruit trees, photinia, poplar, sycamore, toyon, walnut and willow. This updated publication with revised management guidelines will help you identify and control this insect pest.

Authors: S. Dreistadt, E. Perry
Publication Number: 7429






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