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  • IPM: Integrated Pest Management

    Added June 19, 2017
    Soldier caste of drywood, subterranean and dampwood termites.

    Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage any type of pest, from urban to agricultural to natural areas. If you'd like to learn more...

  • Central California's Migratory Butterflies

    Added June 5, 2017
    Gulf Frittilary. Photo © Leora Worthington.

    The Monarch is well known and celebrated. However, central California has several migrating species and one of them, the Gulf Fritillary, actually moved into California because of horticultural plantings of passion vine. I have seen all but one of these...


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  • Why We Need to Push for Pollinator Protection

    Added June 23, 2017
    Entomologist May Berenbaum  photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    The 10th annual National Pollinator Week ends Sunday, June 25, and what an opportunity it's been to showcase our pollinators! As noted entomologist May Berenbaum pointed out, it's "a celebration of Earth's 100,000-plus animal species that, by...

  • Future water leaders soak up irrigation information

    Added June 23, 2017
    Traveling in two vans, 10 students, a teachers' assistant and two professors are following the course of California water.

    University of California students are taking a long journey through California to trace the state's complicated and critical water supply. The recent graduates and upper-division co-eds from UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley and UC Davis are part of...

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