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Pest Management

Pest News

An update on the invasive spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula: current distribution, pest detection efforts, and management strategies

Spotted lanternfly life stages and damage

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper that was first detected in Pennsylvania in September,...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Ficus leaf-rolling psyllid, Trioza brevigenae: a new pest of Ficus microcarpa in southern California

FLRP-Adult dorsal view-Gevork Arakelian

Ficus microcarpa, a common ornamental landscape tree (top).  Leaf rolling by...

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:40 AM
  • Author: Donald R. Hodel
  • Author: Gevork Arakelian
  • Author: Linda M. Ohara
  • Author: Surendra K. Dara
  • Author: Cheryl Wilen

Reporting downy mildew of ice plants in California

Healthy red apple ice plant-Heather Scheck

Healthy red apple ice plant, Aptenia cordifolia.  Photo by Heather Scheck, Santa Barbara Ag Commissioner's...

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Erythrina stem or twig borer: a new and potentially devastating pest of coral trees in California

Erythrina stem and twig borer adult

Erythrina caffra is a spring-flowering landscape tree.  (Photo by Don Hodel) The Erythrina stem borer...

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:35 AM
  • Author: Donald R. Hodel
  • Author: James E. Henrich
  • Author: Kenneth J. Greby
  • Author: Gevork Arakelian
  • Author: Linda M. Ohara
  • Author: Surendra K. Dara

Pest Management Notes

The dropdown menu on the left contains updated pest management notes for strawberry and vegetable growers.

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