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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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  • Kate Frey: How to Attract Pollinators

    Added June 22, 2017
    Award-winning garden designer, author and pollinator specialist Kate Frey addresses a recent crowd at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. Her topic:

    It's National Pollinator Week and you might be wondering where your pollinators are.  “I'd love to attract honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinators, but what can I do?" you ask. "Where do I start?" So we asked world-class garden...

  • Pollinator Week is June 19-25

    Added June 22, 2017
    Garden plants providing nectar and pollen for natural enemies and pollinators. (Photo: Ellen Zagory)

    Ten years ago the U.S. Senate voted unanimously and created National Pollinator Week. This week reminds us of the vital role pollinators play in providing our world's fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. According to the Pollinator Partnership,...

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