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pesticide-safety October 7, 2010
UC IPM helps maintenance gardeners learn about pesticide safety

A common sight in suburban California is the landscape maintenance gardener, who mows the lawn, cleans up with a backpack leaf blower and, occasionally, applies pesticides to control infestations of weeds, ants, aphids or other pests. | More

Mark Hoddle March 20, 2010
UC combats invasive species

Some of California's biggest challenges come in the smallest packages: tiny insects, weeds, and other pests that can destroy crops, clog waterways and threaten ecosystems. These invasive pests cause an estimated $3 billion a year in losses to California agriculture alone. | More

2009 annual report February 12, 2010
UC IPM releases 2009 annual report

The report includes articles about educational resources UC IPM developed, research faculty conducted or sponsored through UC IPM’s competitive grants programs, training and extension events held statewide, and partnerships with groups inside and outside of UC. | More

Light brown apple moth February 2, 2010
UC IPM advisor travels Down Under to help stop new California pest
In 2007 light brown apple moth (LBAM) was first reported in California. In an effort to learn more about this new pest, North Coast IPM Advisor Lucia Varela took sabbatical leave to study this insect in its native Australia and in New Zealand, where it is an introduced pest. | More
Light brown apple moth January 12, 2010
IPM and biological control limit light brown apple moth damage in New Zealand
As California struggles with how to address the recent arrival of the light brown apple moth, New Zealand’s experience with this invasive crop pest may be instructive. | More
 information for managing bats, spiders in urban settings October 29, 2009
UC publishes information for managing bats, spiders in urban settings
Just in time for Halloween, the University of California’s Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has released two new publications offering advice on keeping bats and spiders from invading homes and bothering people. | More
50th anniversary of a great idea September 16, 2009
The 50th anniversary of a great idea
Fifty years ago in October, four pioneering University of California scientists outlined a new way of thinking about pest control, establishing a pest management framework that changed the way the world farms. | More

International IPM Symposium July 17, 2009
Team supports farm profitability while being an environmental guardian
A UC Statewide IPM (UC IPM) team was recognized at the 6th International IPM Symposium in Portland in March 2009 for their contributions to the Grower Incentives for IPM Team Project. | More

UC adds second free online training course for retail employees March 24, 2009
UC IPM adds second course to free, online pesticide training for retail employees
The University of California (UC) Statewide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program has released a second course in its free, online pesticide training series for retail employees. These courses were created to increase consumer awareness about pesticides and alternative options for managing pests in homes and gardens. | More

Combination lure January 9, 2009
Combination lure for mealybugs cuts costs
University of California, Riverside researchers have found the same generic lure can attract three species of mealybugs, which would cut costs for growers by allowing them to deploy a single pheromone trap rather than three. | More


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