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UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay Blog

  • Winter Citrus Protection

    Added January 16, 2017

    Here is a short article we published a few years ago from Four Winds Growers that may be of interest to many of us. Cold weather protection for our citrus trees is important so the fruit stays in good edible condition. Even though we're into January...

  • Stormageddon 2017

    Added January 8, 2017
    Rain garden schematic diagram.

    Our forecast here on the Central Coast is for lots of rain in the coming days. While it may be too late to implement any big changes for this series of storms, it's not too late to observe what happens with water around your house, in your garden, and in...


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  • An Unexpected Find But Right on Time: First Cabbage White Butterfy of the Year

    Added January 20, 2017
    This is the first cabbage white butterfly of the year, found by the contest's sponsor Art Shapiro on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It was an unexpected find, but it was right on time. Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, figured it was too rainy and too cold to head over to West Sacramento to look for the first...

  • A Moth Like No Other

    Added January 19, 2017
    Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.

    It's a moth like no other. Did you read the abstract published Jan. 17 in the journal ZooKeys about the newly discovered and named moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi? No? Well, you probably read the news story. It went viral. Somewhat overlooked was the role...

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