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  • Lazy Gardener Soil Prep

    Added April 18, 2017
    Buckwheat cover crop. Image source: http://www.caes.uga.edu/newswire/story.html?storyid=5891 .

    Perhaps you're busy and want your weekend to relax, or you have a bad back or you just moved and your soil is hard like concrete, or you just don't feel like digging and lifting and turning the dirt in your backyard when spring fever hits and you want to...

  • Garden Tasks for April

    Added April 10, 2017

    Paul McCollum published this blog post several years ago and it holds up well today. April To-Do List for Zone 9 If slugs and snails are decimating your plants, collect them in the evening, when you're most likely to spot them. They make good...


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  • Make Earth Day Every Day - Use IPM!

    Added April 21, 2017
    Gardens can be beautiful using IPM. [E. Zagory]

    Every April, we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways we can help make our planet healthier. One way to do this is to use IPM or integrated pest management to deal with pests around your home and garden! IPM is a science-based, environmentally sound...

  • Seeing Spots at the Bohart

    Added April 21, 2017
    The Bohart team includes (front, from left) graduate students Charlotte Herbert and Jessica Gillung and undergraduate student Wade Spencer. In back (from left) are UC Davis biology student Emma Cluff; Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator; Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology; and Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    If you walk into the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you'll see spots. No, don't contact your local opthamologist. Contact your local entomologist. This is Bug Country. What's new--and spotted--at the Bohart Museum...

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